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Space for the Grandkids

Posted by Craig Miller on December 21, 2020  /  in Log cabin  /  Comments off

Richard and Debra Craig expected to retire next to a golf course. But one thing led to another, and they ended up developing 26 acres of raw forest near La Grange, Texas into their own little slice of paradise with room for family. 

Family is super important to the Craigs, so when they built their primary residence, they designed it with enough space for one of their daughters and her family to be able to spend time with them comfortably.

However, when their other daughter and her family returned from overseas, they wanted to know where they would stay when hanging out on the Craig’s property. So the couple began shopping for a small cabin that they could bring in to accommodate an additional family.  In other words, space for the grandkids. 

Whether by chance or by destiny, Richard stumbled upon an Ulrich cabin in the area, and took a picture of the Ulrich brand insignia on the cabin. He went home and researched our company, and liked what he saw.

Richard and Debra made the several hour trip to our factory in Cleburne to see our cabins in person and talk to one of our Ulrich Cabins design consultants.

They settled on a 14×34 Homestead, complete with a full kitchen and two bedrooms. The bedroom space for the grandkids features a set of bunk beds. A day bed in the main living area makes so that the cabin can accommodate a total of five people. Also, their bathroom has a bathtub to accommodate the younger children.

Having just completed building their primary residence with a traditional home builder, the couple loved how much easier it was to work with Ulrich.

“I don’t normally give anybody 5 stars,” says Debra, “But from the very beginning to the end, everything Ulrich represented themselves to be, you know, was actually what it was.”

Every commitment they made to us, they met,” says Debra.

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.”