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Dec 19

On Site in Winter Haven: Discoveries Around the Property

Blog Cabin project manager Dylan Eastman has been down South finalizing project details and getting the home ready for its big move. As you know, Dylan always sends over the best pictures from his visits. I loved looking at details he found around the Lake Hamilton site this week.

Blog Cabin 2014 Winter Haven Site - Citrus

Blog Cabin 2014 Winter Haven Site - Citrus

Among the Spanish moss are citrus trees overflowing with bundles of fresh oranges just waiting for the juicer. Nothing makes me miss warm weather more …

Blog Cabin 2014 Winter Haven Site - Frog

Oh, hi friend! This little guy is just a glimpse of the wildlife found on site.

Blog Cabin 2014 Winter Haven Site - Feather

This looks like a blue jay feather to me, yes?

Blog Cabin 2014 Winter Haven Site - Wood Pile

Now through March, temperatures can get down to the low 50s at night in Winter Haven. While I’m used to below-freezing nights (and days!) in my neck of the woods, I’d certainly find any excuse to kindle a fire with this supply of wood … even in Florida.

Photos: Blog Cabin 2014 – Before the Move >>

What are you favorite parts of Blog Cabin 2014′s soon-to-be home? The draping Spanish moss? Maybe the lake view is all you need?

  • Posted at 10:45 am on December 12, 2013
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253 Comments

  1. The widows walk atop the house would make a fabulous artist studio. A great place to view the beauty around you. There is so much appeal to the look of a bungalow. This house and its new location will be a delight to dream about. Thank you!

    suzanne on January 15, 2014 at 12:58 pm
  2. I like the house I have always wanted to buy an old house and remodel it. Homes like that take me back to my grandparents home with the built in ironing board and all the front porch was always nice to set on. And to be able to have oranges growing in your yard would be so neat. Cant wait to see how the house turns out.

    Debbieox on January 19, 2014 at 6:26 pm
  3. I think I like the Spanish Moss hanging from the trees the most. The entire area is a beautiful setting for the house. As I look out my window at 6+ inches of snow, I can imagine myself reclining on the porch, sipping ice tea, and enjoying the Florida weather at this year's Blog Cabin. Well Done!

    jenwiley99 on January 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm
  4. the area depicting the moss covered live oaks looks to be a great place to hold a wedding.

    Jim by the lake on August 3, 2014 at 1:34 pm

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