Blog Cabin

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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  1. I was in love with this home before the virtual tour….Now, I am over the moon, ecstatic!! I SSSOOOOO love this cabin!!! Can I become the new best friend of the lucky winner??? Unless I am the lucky winner….


    TishaStanley on July 16, 2013 at 9:52 am
    • Plenty space for me and my babies, and with that view and a private beach, I guess the only thing you can ask for in life is for a GMC Sierra and a boat. LOL. Is that too much to ask? Living life at large

      havanera on July 16, 2013 at 11:10 am
  2. WoooHoo! BC! NC! Don't bother me today, I'm watching the virtual videos of the 2013 Blog Cabin, North Carolina! Ahooou! We need more videos…DIY. So many goodies but I want more, we want more, because more is more than less more…lol

    havanera on July 16, 2013 at 10:01 am
  3. I hope everyone is enjoying the virtual tour as much as I am. ^_^ Great images and a fantastic design, as we knew it would be. Nothing I can say that hasn't already been said so a big thanks to Scripps Network, DIY, HGTV Remodels, Dylan Eastman, the builders and craftsmen, the Crashers, Chris Grundy, Mary & Laura (I hope I've included everyone) and, last but not least, the bloggers for a very entertaining show this year. Good luck to all in the sweepstakes, stay safe and enjoy your summer. Maybe we'll meet again on the blog for the next BC. :)

    Clive on July 16, 2013 at 10:06 am
    • Hi Clive, So good to see you…We have missed your input and great comments…Hope you and your Family are well^_^
      I did see where Wisconsin has had strange weather the last few months…Hope You are back when they choose the next location…I was hoping we would get to vote on our favorite location but the way Laurie talked in one of her comments, they have already chosen the next location for Our 2014 Blog Cabin…I'm ready to find out where, aren't you????^_^B)

      Jennie/Florida on July 16, 2013 at 10:49 am
    • Hi J/F. We're all well and, finally, the weather is summer-like after a miserable winter, spring and early summer. The only drawback is the mosquitoes this year. I can't remember them being worse. Even our cats & dogs don't go outside much because they're being bitten so much. Poor dog had so many bites on his nose & eyes he looked like he had been hit by a bus. :)

      I believe they plan at least a year ahead, probably more, for the location so I doubt we'll ever get to vote on that. However, a vote, non-binding for DIY, would be fun. They could add whether the bloggers wanted a new build or renovation.

      Good luck in the sweepstakes and the Gimme/Gimme Giveaway. We'll be doing our usual one entry for the Sweepstakes. No more. I don't know what we would do with another house anyway ;) Have a great summer & I hope the storms stay out to sea this year. Good luck. I'll check in occasionally but the sweepstakes is not of much interest to me (as you know). ^_^

      Clive on July 16, 2013 at 11:38 am
  4. This place is like a sea side home clam and peaceful colors . I am feeling myself walking in the yard already. One of the guys in the Jax sweepstakes wanted to go down there and rent just to be close. Time for a vacation !ok !

    drdonnaa7 on July 16, 2013 at 11:04 am
  5. Oh Hello everyone New and familiar ! This is uooo weee!!!!

    drdonnaa7 on July 16, 2013 at 11:06 am
  6. YIPPEE YAPEE YAHOO e!! Oh blog home calling to me through breezes , if I win Ill walk to you provided someone GPS'S me through it. I am SO EXCITED with a renewed chance to win an AWESOME HOME !

    coolsmiley on July 16, 2013 at 8:19 pm
  7. OMG, this place is absolutely stunning. I especially love the recycled wood used throughout the home. What a wonderful job on all aspects of this home; from the layout, to the materials, finishes and furnishings. A masterpiece that invokes a feeling of home and comfort. And, of course, the location and water view are spectacular. Thanks DIY for giving us all a chance to dream.

    Kathy Greene on July 16, 2013 at 8:28 pm
  8. Has the floor plan been posted? I'm not seeing it. Looking forward to the Blog Cabin tours on tv.

    riverbluffer on July 16, 2013 at 8:51 pm
    • Click on the "Remodeling Of" tab link at the top of this page then scroll right to the bottom of that HGTV page. The before and after floor plan links are there. Not easy to find now it's finished.;)

      AnniesOwn on July 16, 2013 at 10:53 pm
  9. OHhhh Did you see the mega den??<3:) I could live outside with those views and surroundings but sure wouldn't mind bedding down for the night in that master bedroom!! July 29 cant come quick enough!

    coolsmiley on July 16, 2013 at 8:59 pm
  10. Special giveaways for bloggers only, isn't that Sweet?
    DIY couldn't help but give us a TREAT!
    The only thing more you could ask for
    Would be to Meet and GREAT!

    coolsmiley on July 16, 2013 at 9:06 pm
    • Hi, coolsmiley, it is sweet! Others have said this is a first for this type of giveaway.

      Wind Chime Girl on July 17, 2013 at 5:57 pm
    • Hmm, nice to be first once in awhile, huh?

      coolsmiley on July 17, 2013 at 6:29 pm
    • Yes, most certainly!
      Welcome to our little Blog.

      Wind Chime Girl on July 17, 2013 at 9:23 pm
    • Ahhh another poem for us!


      Laurie_March on July 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm
    • What an Incredible job, this environment IS Truly heaven on earth, do you know who actually found this gem? I finally had a chance to LOOK AT THE 3 ACRES OF DIVINE PROPERY, what a blessing for someone!

      coolsmiley on July 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm
    • Thanks WC, extremely Happy to be here, the more I see , the more I LOVE!:) really Incredible Place!

      coolsmiley on July 18, 2013 at 4:40 pm

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