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Trial and Error

Calling All Do-It-Yourselfers

January 14, 2009 11:10 AM

Can’t afford a new vacation home this year? (Who are we kidding, I can never afford a vacation home!)

But if you’ve got a do-it-yourself bone in your body (I have none), then you can join in DIY Network’s so-called “citizen design” project to create a vacation home.

The project and companion TV series, dubbed “Blog Cabin,” kicked off this week. The network will document the communal design of what could be a Frankenstein-ian vacation home (Who cares? I’d still take it!) in a 10-part series that will premiere on-air in August.

This year marks the third season of the project. The second season generated nearly 3.5 million votes cast on DIYNetwork.com for cabin features such as floor plans and other elements of the home. I guess that’s why they call it an interactive home-building series.

Oh, and did I mention, one lucky winner gets to keep the blog cabin for him- or herself? The sweepstakes kicks off in August.


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