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Keeping Dad Close By

Posted by Craig Miller on November 25, 2020  /  in Log cabin, Minimalist Home, Uncategorized  /  Comments off

As you get into late retirement, you need to make some important decisions. What kind of housing can I afford? If I need care, where will I live? Should I choose a nursing home, assisted living community, or move in with my kids?  For the kids, keeping dad close by is important.

About four years ago, Leroyce Burchfield and his wife were in the process of building a new 3000-square-feet home. Before they finished building their home, Leroyce’s wife passed away. 

Now in his eighties and widowed, Leroyce didn’t want a large home to maintain. At the suggestion of his son Larry, they came to our factory in Cleburne to check out our log cabins. Larry and Leroyce liked what they found and chose the Bear Lake Cabin, our one-bedroom model that includes a kitchen, bath, and living area.

They placed the cabin on the same land as the larger home, where Leroyce’s son Larry lives. This way Larry has dad close by should he need assistance. For Leroyce, it’s a great arrangement that lets him stay near family. It’s privacy without isolation.

Leroyce really likes his cabin, although in retrospect he recognizes that a two-bedroom model would be really nice. A little more space would make it easier to keep things organized and tidy.

The living area is where he spends most of his time. He has it outfitted with a giant TV screen, a nice recliner, and a desk for his eschatology research and web browsing.

“I enjoy it,” says Leroyce, “real nice, real nice.”

A Place of Serenity

Posted by eugene on October 17, 2019  /  in Blog, Minimalist Home  /  Comments off

Kathy Ballard used to live in the Fort Worth area, but increasing property taxes and a desire to retire in the country made her start looking for other options.

She found a one-acre lot for sale near Decatur, Texas, and quickly decided it was the place she was meant to be. The plot was completely undeveloped, so Kathy needed to bring water, septic, and electric service onto her property.

Kathy had been thumbing through the Ulrich Cabins catalog for several years, dreaming of buying the perfect cabin. With the help of sales consultant Chris Fenn, she settled on a 16×40 one-bedroom design with a loft. While Kathy lives by herself most of the time, being able to host her children and grandchildren was very important to her. The loft serves as the guest quarters, which her grandkids love.

Although the cabin is compact, Kathy doesn’t really feel like its a tiny home. After all, she has a full bathroom, kitchen, and guest bedroom. A small breakfast bar is tucked in at the end of her kitchen, and the space under the stairs has a storage nook. Windows high on the side of the cabin allow natural light to illuminate the living area.

For her garage, Kathy purchased a 12×24 Premier Garage from the Ulrich sheds division. Not only does it protect her car from the whims of Texas weather, but it provides additional storage space too.

Kathy loves the feeling of peace and serenity she experiences in her cabin. “At my age, I’ve lived in more than a few homes,” she says. “I’ve never had a home that I have that same feeling every day when I walk in, of complete gratitude.”

“Ulrich has been fabulous from start to finish,” says Kathy.

Feels Like a Vacation Retreat

Posted by eugene on June 11, 2019  /  in Blog, Luxury Home, Minimalist Home, Modern Home  /  Comments off

Bill and Mayra Richardson from Hockley, Texas, were looking for a weekend home so they could spend time at their ranch. They wanted a good quality, durable, beautiful house without paying for a new build.

Researching log cabins online, they found Ulrich Log Cabins. They visited the factory to watch the building process. Bill says, “The people we met that were actually doing the construction stopped what they were doing, they spoke with us, they answered our questions.” He could tell the builders were “quality people who actually care about what they’re doing.”

Sales associate Chris Fenn was personable, trustworthy, and easy to work with, showing the Richardsons in detail how the cabins were built. The model cabins felt like a vacation retreat, and Bill and Mayra decided on a 16×52 Homestead cabin. They liked the high ceilings and the two-bedroom, two-bath model. They appreciated being able to customize the interior layout of the home.

All went well with the delivery of the cabin. In the year since, weekends have been filled with family times, boating, and fishing at the ranch. The cabin is at the heart of all their family celebrations. One of the Richardsons’ favorite features of the log cabin is the big front porch, where they drink coffee on the weekends and enjoy the view. “We use it for weekend retreats with the family,” Mayra says.

The Richardsons love their Ulrich log cabin. Bill says, “Anytime you make a purchase this large, it’s important to know you can trust the people you’re dealing with.” He is enthusiastic about working with Ulrich Log Cabins to build the cabin of Mayra’s dreams. He says, “From the minute I started talking with them to when they finished the porch, it’s been a pleasurable experience.”

The Perfect Getaway

Posted by eugene on May 20, 2019  /  in Blog, Luxury Home, Minimalist Home, Modern Home  /  Comments off

When Steve Donovan wants a break from his job on the road, he heads out to his hunting cabin near Rock Springs, Texas.

“I’ve been hunting out here for 10-12 years and always wanted to have a place out here,” he says. He wanted something off the beaten path with a view from a hill. He found raw land he loved in the free-range hill country, land with no utilities or even a road.

Once the site was prepared, Steve wanted two cabins which would be turn-key, but he knew that dealing with construction companies would take a lot of time and hassle. He loved the simplicity of working with Ulrich Barn Builders.

Donovan and his wife met with Ulrich sales associate Chris Fenn. Fenn made them comfortable throughout the process of looking at model cabins, considering options, and making plans. Chris accommodated all the changes Steve requested.

Steve chose Ulrich’s 32×44 foot Moose Creek cabin, the perfect size for his family which includes three daughters and their families. The 14×32 foot Bear Lake cabin is used by hunters or other visitors.

With service manager Carlos and his crew, the delivery process of the finished cabins went well. Steve says the Ulrich Barn Builders cabins are “built solid as a rock.” He loves all the wood incorporated into their design. It offers a rustic, hunter’s look with a homey feel. “They’re set up beautifully, they work beautifully, and they’re designed beautifully,” Steve says.

Donovan enjoys spending time at the cabins with his family away from the city, enjoying the hill country, the views, and exotic wildlife in the area.

He says, “I don’t get out here often enough. This is heaven out here.”