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Explore the Blog Cabin 2013 Location

The time has finally arrived: To announce the location of Blog Cabin 2013. Watch our exclusive announcement video, then explore a gallery of gorgeous “before the renovation” photos and the “as is” floor plan. Enjoy!


  • Posted at 9:13 am on October 10, 2012
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1,399 Comments

  1. Thanks for letting us know about the cabin cam being hooked up. Exciting to see that work has already begun. I do hope they put those wrap around screen porches on again. I could just imagine myself sitting in that swing watching the view. I could feel the stress coming right off of me just thinking about it.

    peachdoc on October 25, 2012 at 1:58 pm
  2. What a great locale and pretty, well-loved home! Just hope DIY keeps as much of it original as possible. Doesn't need fancy upgrades, just more modern updates. Can't wait to see and vote on the progress.

    LLee on October 25, 2012 at 2:54 pm
  3. WOW! I COULD LIVE IN IT 1/2 THE TIME I LIVE IN SC AND IT WOULD NOT BE A LONG WAY TO TRAVEL

    DANA on October 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm
  4. AWESOME!

    Trish on October 25, 2012 at 3:40 pm
  5. Beautiful, Beautiful Home. The Robison family must have had some wonderful times there. Hope the swing on the porch stays. Can't wait to see the week to week updates. Fantastic location DIY

    William Frederick on October 25, 2012 at 4:07 pm
  6. Can't wait for it all to begin!!! lets get going!

    pam on October 25, 2012 at 4:12 pm
  7. Perfect place for a cabin on the water. Need to start with putting in a sea wall, repair dock, add a boat lift, water is shallow, will need a skiff boat. Also will need fish cleaning station. Next exterior should be stucco and a outside shower. Enlarge the kitchen by adjoining the #6 room giving space for a pantry, turn #6 into a laundry room. Go hardwood and tile floors through out. When at the beach, sand will always be underfoot!!! The stairways is too narrow for safety, widen this somehow. Upstairs should have a full bath (#5 room for this). Lots of windows all around. Screen porch, but make some of this enclosed for year time using. More later

    MARCIA HOLCOMB on October 25, 2012 at 4:21 pm
  8. This is an amazing place for you to enjoy the beauty of creation, rest and relax, and of course have great fun! I know my 5 sons would love it! Amazing memories await this new beach retreat:) So excited to see all that it will become!!

    Mardell Knepper on October 25, 2012 at 4:21 pm
  9. Keep it as close to a pure renovation as possible. Don't go making it "downtown upscale". It has way too much charm as it is. Please say that 99.9% of that furniture and bric-a-brac goes with the home. This place only needs a little love and it will be the best one yet!! Oh, and was that a grape arbor I saw on the property?

    pam on October 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm
  10. Love it! The possibilities are endless!

    sarawallnm on October 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm

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Blog Cabin is the groundbreaking multimedia experience based on a very simple idea: You Design It, We Build It, You Could Win It! This truly interactive series asks Internet users to vote on the design features for a real vacation getaway. Expert hosts from DIY Network series will be on hand to rebuild the 1920s lakeside house that will become a luxurious home for a lucky sweepstakes winner. Plus, a one-hour Blog Cabin special, hosted by tool expert Chris Grundy, will highlight the incredible transformation.
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