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Jul 12

On the Eve of the Virtual Home Tour

Happy Friday, folks!

We launch the virtual home tour on Tuesday at 9 a.m. Excited? I think you will be stunned by the images and exclusive video we’ve captured.

In the meantime, I thought you’d enjoy a special treat: a second cinemagraph from visual designer Jason Kisner. Yes, the home has an outdoor shower — your vote! — and it’s clad in the home’s original shingles! How cool is that?

Also, I have some exciting news to share. We will be doing giveaways in this blog throughout the run of the tour and sweeps. The Blog Cabin 2013 Gimme Gimme Giveaway starts next Friday, July 19. First product up for grabs? Coasters handcrafted by project manager Dylan Eastman from the home’s original corner posts! Check the Made+Remade blog for the exclusive how-to (just in case you don’t win them). A rendering of the side yard (giveaway August 23), signed by Yard Crashers host Matt Blashaw, and a cornhole set (giveaway September 9), designed by Blog Cabin show host Chris Grundy, will also be given away.

Keep checking this blog for more details, rules and guidelines. Cheers!

  • Posted at 6:27 pm on July 7, 2013
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292 Comments

  1. I love this picture !!

    Angelways on July 13, 2013 at 7:39 am
  2. Yes, Friday 19th is start of Gimme Gimme Giveaway.

    Mary on July 13, 2013 at 9:07 am
    • Hi Mary…. So nice to know You do read Our comments!!!:)^_^:pB)<3<3<3

      Jennie/Florida on July 14, 2013 at 10:51 pm
  3. So looking forward to the virtual home tour of this years Blog Cabin : ) Just around the corner—we are ready and waiting at the doorstep. Well, maybe just hanging outside by the shower until you invite us in.

    joyfulj9 on July 13, 2013 at 10:22 am
    • See a sneak peek inside Blog Cabin 2013 with Chris Grundy here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W8x11v24s4

      kayhart08 on July 15, 2013 at 5:30 am
    • Thanks for the sneak peek, Kay:) Although hanging out anywhere at this years Blog Cabin is wonderful, it sure is fun to sneak inside for a quick glimpse via youtube.

      joyfulj9 on July 15, 2013 at 9:41 am
  4. Thank you for the newest pic. Looking forward to the virtual tour!

    Trish on July 13, 2013 at 10:33 am
  5. Ooooo How Cooollll!, Can not wait.

    Vesna on July 13, 2013 at 11:13 am
    • Hi girlfriend back!!!

      drdonnaa7 on July 16, 2013 at 11:02 am
    • Can't wait until the do the 90 minute look!

      drdonnaa7 on July 16, 2013 at 11:06 am
  6. Sweet! A photo for the senses…brings imagination to life. Just a couple of weeks until we can start entering to win this amazing DIY Blog Cabin. Are you ready? I am!

    memanbepa on July 13, 2013 at 11:39 am
  7. LOL!!!! I just noticed that my poor little Jack (my dog) is sideways in my profile pic and I CAN'T fix it! ;) Oh well. He's not right anyway!!!

    nanaofsix on July 13, 2013 at 12:39 pm
    • Sideways is okay. That's how most of us live anyways.
      "He's not right anyway!!!" That's too funny! I have my own critters & friends I can say that about!!!
      WCG

      Wind Chime Girl on July 16, 2013 at 10:17 pm
  8. Sweet!!!! xD I have been waiting for the virtual tour for the longest… It truly gives you the feel of being in the Blog Cabin Home. And it gives me some thing to dream about!
    I know the Blog Cabin crew will do a spectacular job on the Home and all of the amenity's!!!

    asandmancan on July 13, 2013 at 1:19 pm
  9. Good !!! We really needed something new !! I love the virtual tours of all the homes given away !! Love to put my personal touches on each room !! Will see ya'll Tuesday morning !!

    gremol on July 13, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    • I love that the blog cabin family doesn't get as upset when we virtually rearrange the furniture like some of the HGTV bloggers. I have missed the Cabin Cam, it is exciting that soon the doors (virtually) will be open to us.

      Eugenia27 on July 14, 2013 at 6:54 pm
  10. awe…my family would look so cute in this cabin!

    grace on July 13, 2013 at 5:39 pm

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