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Oct 29

We Have a Winner

Meet Tony Marino, the winner of Blog Cabin 2010. We gathered the best of your questions and posed them to Tony. Read the Q&A and post your thoughts below!

Oct 26

What Would You Ask The Winner?

Photo by hiddendevries.

What question would you want most to ask the winner of Blog Cabin 2010? Put on your reporter’s cap and think about it for a bit. We’re looking for your most creative queries (but nothing too outlandish) that we can ask the winner immediately after he or she is given the good news. Post your best questions below.

Oct 4

Last Day To Enter

The day has finally come. You have until today at 5 p.m. EST to enter the sweepstakes to win a new home: Blog Cabin 2010, located in the picturesque town of Bethel, New York, right within earshot of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. The location of Woodstock!

Just imagine what life would be like if you won: Lazy days, sitting on that amazing front porch, listening to roosters crowing in the distance and enjoying the view of the horse farm. Or relaxing on the back deck, taking in the breathtaking views of the rolling hills and valleys, or cozying up to that amazing fire pit! And don’t even get me started on interior spaces — the master bathroom is my favorite room.

Let’s muse today about winning the home. What would you do? How would you live? What would you do first?

Sep 29

Sweeps Extended!

Hey folks,

I’ve got some exciting news to share, straight from the head honchos at DIY Network. We’re extending the Blog Cabin 2010 Sweepstakes entry period to Monday, October 4, at 5 p.m. More days to enter means a better chance of winning the home!

Sep 28

Days Left to Enter the Sweepstakes

Tell your friends, family, neighbors … Only days remain to enter for your chance to win Blog Cabin 2010, an adorable vacation getaway located in Bethel, NY. Feeling lucky? Think this year is your year? Post your thoughts below.

Also, I want to let you in on a little secret. Immediately after the final episode of Blog Cabin 2010, which airs this Thursday at 10 p.m. EST, we will announce the location of Blog Cabin 2011. Where do you think it might be? Here’s your first clue: The home’s location is steeped in colonial and Civil War history.

Sep 24

Time-Lapse Tells All

Hi gang,We just released a time-lapse video of the Blog Cabin renovation. Take a look, then post your thoughts. Read More

Sep 20

The Chronology of Blog Cabin 2010

Hi, folks.

We’re nearing the end of this year’s excitement: The final episode of Blog Cabin 2010 airs September 30 and we choose our winner in October. If you’re new to the program or just want to take a journey back in time, I’m listing out photo galleries in chronological order for you. See how fast you can click through these slideshows (I dare you to try) and then post your thoughts. See anything you didn’t notice the first time around? (Sorry, no ghosts. Wrong network.) Post questions too. We’ll sleuth out the answers.

The Home and Neighborhood

We purchased a circa-1970s, ranch-style home in Bethel, N.Y., the location of the famed Woodstock festival.
Photos: Before-and-After Floor Plans
Photos: Take a Tour of Sullivan County
Photos: See the Home Before Renovation

Demolition and Reconstruction

The home was torn apart and rebuilt from the inside out.
Photos: Time-Lapse Construction From February to June

Expert Renovations

John DeSilvia and the pros from Kitchen Impossible, BATHtastic!, House Crashers, Indoors Out and Desperate Landscapes revamped exterior and interior spaces.
Photos: April Interior Construction
Photos: May Interior and Exterior Construction
Photos: Backyard Transformation
Photos: Kitchen and Front Yard Makeovers

Presenting Blog Cabin 2010

The home was completed and the virtual tour launched in mid-August. One lucky winner will call this gorgeous vacation getaway home.
Photos: Dramatic Before-and-After Transformation
Photos: Virtual Tour of Each Room
Rate the Remodeled Rooms

Sep 10

Have You Been Tuning In?

Happy Friday!

Checking in to see if you’ve been tuning in each Thursday to watch Blog Cabin 2010. What is your favorite episode thus far? What do you consider your favorite room? Mine, most definitely, is the master bathroom. I love the tiled surfaces and the gorgeous views.

I’m also curious: Has anyone attempted a how-to or at least contemplated making a Blog Cabin-style change? Do tell!

Aug 19

Enter the Giveaway Today!

We are proud to present the newly remodeled Blog Cabin 2010, with all the bells and whistles you’ve come to expect from our online virtual tours.

Today, we invite you to:

Aug 13

Sneak-Peek Tour of the Cabin

You are going to love this! We’re sharing two behind-the-scenes videos that reveal more info about the home’s interior than we should be leaking at this point. Marc Bartolomeo and Matt Muenster are your tour guides. Check it out! And don’t forget: Both the online virtual tour and the first episode of Blog Cabin 2010 premiere on August 19. Read More



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 will transform a 1990s waterfront home in Panacea, Florida 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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