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Standing Up to Superstorm Sandy

Blog Cabin 2013 Hurricane Sandy

Blog Cabin 2013 was lifted in preparation for the construction of a new, sturdy foundation. And then news of Superstorm Sandy hit the airwaves. Before the hurricane came ashore with tropical storm-force winds, the Blog Cabin 2013 general contractor strapped the home down to the ground and then built a sand berm around the structure to keep tidal waters from washing away the cribbings. Sandy moved inland, leaving our circa-1892 coastal cottage virtually unscathed.

Take a few moments to watch the amazing time-lapse video of the home lifting process and discover more about the history of this fascinating coastal North Carolina home, lovingly cared for and tended by members of the Robinson family.


  • Posted at 10:40 am on November 11, 2012
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409 Comments

  1. Wow, didn"t know that houses can be lifted. It was amazing to see this house get lifted….can"t wait to see more Vidoe's…..Thank You….

    Vitoria B. on December 8, 2012 at 9:45 pm
  2. who won cabin blog 2013 in vermont???

    karen marquardt on December 10, 2012 at 9:48 pm
    • It was in Maine. Check the headings on this page, click on Main.

      YankeeNuke on December 12, 2012 at 3:08 am
  3. Little late to the party. Glad to see they jacked up the cabin like they did in Susan, VA. Will make it much less susceptible to flooding and the mold problems that go along with damp, dark places. They make the jacking process look so easy that I am surprised that they don't have a "Don't try this at home" warning somewhere. Anxious to see the to be floor plans and the artists rendering of the new exterior. Merry Christmas to all and a Safe and Happy New Year. Peace.

    YankeeNuke on December 12, 2012 at 3:13 am
  4. I "love" this house and the location. I have actually visited this house and stayed overnight several times as the owner was my "very" special friend from Beaufort, NC. She passed away a little over three years ago and I miss her dearly. The house had been in her family for many years and being an only child, she was the last in the family to inherit the house. It is a beautiful home and I would love to win the give away, and; I know that she would be really happy that someone who loved the house won the blog. I am very interested in how they will renovate the house and cannot wait to see the results. The view from the house is absolutely AWESOME!!

    Kay Jolly on December 12, 2012 at 3:46 pm
    • Wow how lucky you knew the owner and stayed at the place, sorry for your loss of your friend. The view looks wonderful from where it sits as is, I can imagine looking at the ocean from the upstairs when it is renovated.

      kanela48 on December 12, 2012 at 5:24 pm
  5. I'm glad I started looking for BC 2013. I thought I would get an email. Otherwise I wouldn't have gotten to see this fascinating, cool house lifting. B)

    BarbaraT on December 14, 2012 at 4:27 pm
  6. I always wondered how they did that! Thank you!

    LAKenney on December 14, 2012 at 4:52 pm
  7. Great video looking forward in see more.Pam T.

    Pam T. on December 16, 2012 at 9:46 pm
  8. I can not stop looking at the house daily! When will you show the new layout design? I am soooo excited.

    Rebecca on December 17, 2012 at 11:32 am
  9. Ensuring the home will be safe from other storms and flooding should be a major priority! You see so many beach homes that are flooded or destroyed due to mother nature. I am sure you have already considered this and have every faith you have incorporated it! Best of luck and be safe!! I can't wait to see the new design layout!!!! Please show as soon as possible. As you can tell I am patiently waiting for the project to begin! lol Much love to you all.

    Rebecca on December 18, 2012 at 8:34 am
  10. Great learning video for 10 yr old son who wantsto learn how to build. I too am curious how the interior chimney will be maintained and repaired.
    We have family in NC and the area is beautiful! great choice DIY!

    Heidi Langston on December 26, 2012 at 1:41 pm

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