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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. Hi Dylan Eastman;
    My question has to do with a new fireplace. Even this small cabin should have a fireplace, probably in the living room. What are the plans for this? this is now shown on the floor plan. Thanks for your raising the cabin and for recycling some of the historic elements of this old building.
    Esther

    Esther on January 28, 2013 at 12:26 pm
  2. Hi again:

    To correct my error in typing. A fireplace is NOT shown on the floor plan.
    Esther

    Esther on January 28, 2013 at 12:33 pm
  3. This was so nice to watch as I've never seen it done before. I am loving this blog house so far! Looking for ward to seeing more!

    Joann Alvarado on February 3, 2013 at 2:02 pm
  4. That was an incredible video. I've heard of moving house before but have never seen it done. Amazing work guys!

    Jammie on February 5, 2013 at 10:53 am
  5. Wow! What a process! They made it look EASY when in reality it's anything BUT!

    RockyJ on February 15, 2013 at 2:54 pm
  6. Hi i love ur show i am a single parent with three kids moved my mom in to take care of her we have wanted a house we can call our owm insTead of renting we want to have a better life for our kids thamk u for listening

    christina on February 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm
  7. Hi i love ur show i am a single parent with three kids moved my mom in to take care of her we have wanted a house we can call our owm insTead of renting we want to have a better life for our kids thamk u for listening

    christina on February 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm
  8. Hi i love ur show i am a single parent with three kids moved my mom in to take care of her we have wanted a house we can call our owm insTead of renting we want to have a better life for our kids thamk u for listening

    christina on February 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm
  9. Hi i love ur show i am a single parent with three kids moved my mom in to take care of her we have wanted a house we can call our owm insTead of renting we want to have a better life for our kids thamk u for listening

    christina on February 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm
  10. I love to see the old become's new but it still keep's it charm

    Karla on February 25, 2013 at 2:16 pm

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