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Dec 17

The Cabin Cam is Live!

Blog Cabin 2015

Ready, set, action! We’ve got the Blog Cabin 2015 Cabin Cam live. We’re taking you directly to the home site for an up-close-and-personal look at the renovation of this modern mountain retreat in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.


Remember, since this is a construction site there are times periodically where the power on the property has to be shut down. During those times the camera will go into Panorama mode, and then return once power is restored.

Happy viewing!

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 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 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 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! 

Sep 5

Gimme Gimme Giveaway: Custom Autographed Artwork

chris grundy artwork

We are proud to announce the last in our series of the insanely popular Gimme Gimme Giveaways. Through the summer we have been giving away treasured items left behind at Blog Cabin 2014 after episode filming wrapped.

What’s the final item up for grabs? We’re giving away custom artwork, designed and signed by Blog Cabin 2014 show host Chris Grundy. See here for tune-in details regarding the Blog Cabin 2014 special.

To enter for a chance to win this custom artwork, take the virtual home tour, and then tell us, via a comment posted below, what you would do first if you won the Blog Cabin 2014 Giveaway.

See Official Rules

You have from September 5, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. ET until Thursday September 11, 2014, at 11:59:59 p.m. ET to post your comment and thereby enter for a chance to win this custom artwork. On September 15, 2014, we will randomly select the winner of this giveaway and post the winner in the blog on or around September 16, 2014.

Good luck!

Aug 28

Don’t Miss an Epic Yardcore Takeover

Tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET, watch as Yardcore goes lakeside to get the Blog Cabin party started. Show hosts Jake and Joel Moss turn a blase boardwalk and boat dock into an upscale club setting that boasts cantilevered platforms studded with native palms, a custom bar island, a second floor open deck, and floating hammocks set over a party platform that sports a big screen television.

You don’t want to miss this amazing outdoor transformation tonight on DIY Network, as the Yardcore team take over Blog Cabin 2014! Want a sneak peak? Here’s a behind-the-scenes look on set at Yardcore.

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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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