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Oct 28

Blog Cabin 2015 Location Announcement

Get excited because we’re headed to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho for the ninth season of Blog Cabin!

“We’re taking Blog Cabin out west for the very first time,” says Chris Grundy. “It’s a little taste of small town living with walk-up ice cream shops, down home restaurants, and year-round events.”

Blog Cabin 2015

Nestled among the Rocky Mountains, the original cabin will be rebuilt from the ground up and redesigned to honor the spectacular views of neighboring Lake Coeur d’Alene. Dilapidated and abandoned, this rustic structure will be renovated with the help from you, our audience, beginning Tuesday, January 6th.

Watch the location videos for more details.

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Oct 27

Blog Cabin 2015: Location Clue Three

I’m baaaaaccckkk! Hello my Blog Cabin buddies. Laurie here. I couldn’t wait any longer. I begged Virginia to let me give you one last location clue.  But first, I want to send a BIG congratulations to the Winter Haven native, Bradley Powell, our 2014 Blog Cabin winner!

And now I have a confession to make, folks. I have seen Blog Cabin 2015 and it is glorious! While my instincts are to tell you all about it, I can only give you one berry special clue.

Well, what do you think? Does this delicious dessert give you any ideas about where next year’s Blog Cabin might be? Let me know below!

And don’t worry, the best is yet to come…

Oct 24

Blog Cabin 2015: Location Clue Two


I don’t want to spill the beans just yet on the location of Blog Cabin 2015, but today I present your second clue. Our location is the nation’s leader in producing a variety of seed found in this image. Can you guess which one?

Oct 22

Blog Cabin 2015: Location Clue One

On Monday I asked you to cast your vote, and it looks like most of you are pulling for the Southeast. Are you imaging a breezy coastal location or a mountainous retreat? Either way, I can get on board with a relaxing escape tucked away off the beaten path.

Today, I present your first clue, courtesy of our build and design manager Dylan Eastman. What or where do you think it is? Take a close look and let’s discuss!

Blog Cabin 2015 Location Clue

Photography by Dylan Eastman

Oct 20

Where Are We Headed Next?

United States Map

The time has arrived to follow the clues to uncover the location of Blog Cabin 2015, a renovated home that will incorporate clever remodeling techniques as well as eye-catching design.

Let’s start today with a poll. Where do you think the Blog Cabin 2015 location might be? Cast your vote and post your thoughts.

Oct 16

Meet the Blog Cabin 2014 Winner

Blog Cabin 2014

Congratulations to Bradley Powell of Winter Haven, FL! He is the proud winner of the Blog Cabin 2014 Giveaway, a grand prize package valued at almost $900,000.

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Sep 16

Blog Cabin 2014 Sweepstakes has Ended, So What’s Next?

Laurie and Dylan Blog Cabin 2014

That’s a wrap! The Blog Cabin 2014 sweepstakes period is over! Although I’ll be sad to say goodbye to this year’s gorgeous Blog Cabin, my heart is so happy for the lucky winner who will say hello to wonderful Winter Haven soon. It feels like just yesterday I was pulling up to the site for the first time, in awe of its beautiful sunrises and natural beauty. I will treasure that little corner of Florida forever, although I have been pretty busy lately helping to hunt for the next Blog Cabin…

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Sep 12

The Sweepstakes Entry Period Is Over

Blog Cabin 2014

Thanks for entering Blog Cabin 2014! I wish you all the best of luck. Keep checking back here for updates and info. We’ll be announcing the winner in October, so stay tuned.


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Sep 11

Laurie Cam at Bok Tower Gardens

In this, the final week to enter our incredible sweepstakes, I find myself pouring over pictures and remembering what an amazing experience working on Blog Cabin 2014 has been. One of my absolute favorite memories is visiting the Bok Tower Gardens with my fellow garden enthusiast, Project Manager Dylan Eastman. Don’t worry, I brought the Laurie-Cam.

Laurie March Blog Cabin 2014

Just a hop, skip and a jump from our beloved Blog Cabin 2014, the Bok Tower Gardens originally opened in 1929.  There in Lake Wales, you will find the masterfully crafted Singing Tower and some absolutely stunning gardens. The bells of the carillon in the tower can be heard throughout the gardens twice a day. Both the Tower and the Gardens were a gift to America from Dutch author, publisher and humanitarian Edward W. Bok. Continue Reading…

Sep 8

Watch the Blog Cabin 2014 Special Tonight!

Tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET, don’t miss the Blog Cabin 2014 one-hour special with Chris Grundy, as he helms the renovation of a rundown prohibition-era bungalow.

For the first time ever, the Blog Cabin home was moved from an urban lot to a beautiful lakeside spot on Lake Hamilton in Winter Haven, Florida. But before it could even be moved safely, and with as little impact on the community, the crew had to disassemble parts of the house. Browse before-and-after pictures >>

You don’t want to miss the enormous transformation at Blog Cabin 2014 tonight on DIY Network.

And don’t forget, you have until Friday, September 12th at 5:00 p.m. ET to enter for your chance to win! 

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Blog Cabin is the groundbreaking multimedia experience based on a very simple idea: You Design It, We Build It, You Could Win It! This truly interactive series asks Internet users to vote on the design features for a real vacation getaway. Expert hosts from DIY Network series will be on hand to rebuild the 1920s lakeside house that will become a luxurious home for a lucky sweepstakes winner. Plus, a one-hour Blog Cabin special, hosted by tool expert Chris Grundy, will highlight the incredible transformation.
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