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Retirement Cabin Fulfills Her Dream

Posted by Craig Miller on December 04, 2020  /  in Log cabin, Naturalis Home, Uncategorized  /  Comments off

Ever since vacationing in Colorado years ago, Julie has dreamed of  having her own retirement cabin. After retirement from her teaching position, Julie decided to move closer to her daughter and sister in the Bryan, TX area.

Before she retired, Julie had a 3 bedroom home in San Angelo, but she decided she really didn’t need a large home in Bryan. She just needed enough space for herself and her dogs.

Julie obsessed for months over the design of her retirement cabin. With Ulrich Design Consultant Tonya Johnson’s help, Julie settled on a 16×48 ft Ulrich Log Cabin. Julie loved touring the Ulrich cabin factory and seeing the cabins under construction.

Located not far from Lake Bryan, Julie’s site was on a small paved road, and is nestled in dense forest. Julie had the land cleared and the needed utilities installed in preparation for the cabin’s arrival. 

The cabin features a single bedroom and bath, a small kitchen, laundry, and a dining and living area. Julie wanted her porch to face the woods, rather than the road. She loves reading and relaxing on the porch, especially when it rains.

Julie really likes the quality of the cabin. She’s had almost zero maintenance, and her highest electric bill has been $80. 

“Everyone that’s going to retire or needs a vacation home should go to Ulrich,” she says, “Because they will get you exactly what you want.”

For Julie, living in her own cabin is a long time dream come true.

Painted Moose Creek Cabin Fits the Bill

Posted by Craig Miller on November 30, 2020  /  in Log cabin, Uncategorized  /  Comments off

Roger and Jill Graham purchased six acres outside of Austin, Texas about five years ago, dreaming of building a guest home for family and friends. Looking into plans for building a custom home, the price was too steep. 

They found Ulrich Cabins in an internet search for custom home builders. When the Grahams brought the house plans to our team, our designers turned those plans into their dream cabin, customizing every part of the 24×26 ft Moose Creek cabin, down to the location of electrical outlets. Jill says their Ulrich designer Johnny Salazar looked for ways “to get to ‘yes'” to their requests. 

Jill and Roger added extra windows in the kitchen and living room for a light, airy feel. The cabin is finished with gray Hardie style siding and white trim. The window in the front door sports a Texas star. 

During the build, Ulrich Cabin sent updates and photos from the production team. The Grahams went back to the factory to give the nearly completed cabin the final approval.

“The design of the Moose Creek appealed to us because we liked the higher ceiling with the dormer windows,” Jill says. The main room is paneled with white-washed pine. The bedroom is big enough for a queen bed as well as a stackable washer and dryer. 

Roger appreciated that the cabin was not built on-site.  This eliminated construction mess on their land. “It just shows up one day, and they piece it together,” he says. “And it’s done.”

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.”