Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Canadian Log Cabin -- Real and Virtual

I'm still trying to find time to organize my photos from my sojourn in Whistler this past weekend but in the interim I hope you find this somewhat interesting.

Whistler abounds in very expensive log cabins which nestle among the trees or have sweeping views of the surrounding mountains. Since I rent a Canadian log cabin in Second Life from fellow Blogpower member, Tom Paine, I thought you might be interested to see the contrast. First of all may I present a photo of my virtual log cabin, which I understand Tom actually bought from a Canadian builder in Second Life. There are three situated side by side at the waterfront location, with mine being the centre one. I have a spectacular view of the Linden ocean and a nearby lighthouse, with a dock below at which are moored one of Tom's luxury yachts which he rents out and several other interesting craft including a yellow submarine.

Yes, that is me on my front deck. I'll show you the inside
another time

However let's get down to the real thing, well the luxury real thing. These particular examples are taken from the houses which surround the very upscale Nicklaus North Golf Course where the rates to play are currently $189 per round. However if you buy one of houses in the development you have free membership in the golf course, which has a very beautiful setting and was designed of course by Jack Nicklaus. Currently there are two homes for sale there which are priced at $2,800,000 and $2,999,000. However the ones below are not on offer.

This gorgeous log cabin faces one of the beautiful greens on the golf course, to the right of where I was standing when I took this photo. This is just one angle of the cabin which is very large.

Its next door neighbour fronts the same hole on the course. This one is much smaller and is similar in shape to my own rented "virtual" log cabin, with the large windows in the upper floor.

This one is across the road from the other two but strictly speaking is a combination of a log cabin on the lower floor with a more traditional cedar siding construction for the upper floor, although it does have the big logs for the central beams above.

If you would like to have a Canadian log cabin in your real life you might like to look here. They are shipped worldwide. If you would like to have a virtual one in Second Life and be my neighbour there is currently one available but for how long I cannot say.


16 comments:

Calum said...

I would love a real log cabin but, not surprisingly, threy're just out of reach.

Second Life, I must admit, I have no interest in at all. There's enough going on in First Life!!

griselda said...

What a lovely cabin. I wouldn't half mind one of those!

Liz said...

I would love one of the real ones! There must be lots of rich people in the world.

For someone who is so addicted to blogging, I surprise myself with my lack of interest in Second Life. I am very impressed with your familiarity and life there.

Janice Thomson said...

Log homes really are gorgeous - and so is the price :)

CherryPie said...

It looks wonderful, I would love to stay in one for a while.

Crushed said...

Not sure it would fit in my living room...

If I'm ever in SL again- I still have it on my PC- I'll look you up!

mutleythedog said...

I have a bedsit/flat... but its 50 feet from the sea!!

Chervil said...

I love the real life cabin with those gorgeous windows (your second picture). I won't join you in second life though - one area of the Internet I have so far successfully avoided. Blogging is bad enough - I already have my family breathing down my back wondering why I spend so much time with my "invisible friends".

Nunyaa said...

How beautiful , I would love one.

Carver said...

The log cabins are beautiful. After he retired from having worked in DC a long time, my uncle built a beautiful cabin (actually my cousins did most of the building). He had some land in the NC mountains near where my grandmother lived. I would love to retire to a similar spot in a log cabin in the mountains. I love the one you posted after the virtual one. Looks very interesting.

jmb said...

Just out of most people's reach Calum but lovely to behold anyway.

Wouldn't we all Griselda. Thanks for dropping by.

How the other half lives Liz, not me however. SL can be addictive, it should come with warnings!

Aren't these lovely Janice. Need to win the lottery.

I suppose inside they are just like a regular house Cherie. Yet to get inside one.

Bit of a squeeze Crushed. You are welcome to check out my SL log cabin anytime.

I hope the sea sooths you to sleep at night Mutley. I would love to live 50 feet from the sea.

I liked the second one too Chervil. Not quite so opulent. What is so addictive about being online I wonder.

Who wouldn't love one Nunyaa, but few can afford the luxury of a second home let alone a log cabin.

Your uncle was a lucky man, I'm sure he loved living there. I like that one too. More in scale with me.

Thanks to everyone for visiting and commenting.
jmb

Shades said...

I didn't see any log cabins in Belleville. Smart homes and trailers though.

Dr.John said...

I just can't bring myself to enter Second Life. The one I have now will just have to do.
I don't think I would like a Canadian log cabin either.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Always wanted to spend a cosy time in a log cabin with a gorgeous man!
I think I like the "real" ones best.

Anonymous said...

How nice to be surfing the 'Net and find one of my log homes written about in your blog!
I hope you are enjoying it still!
-Frozen Kayvon
www.YukonLogHomes.com

erik said...

I like the real life small cabin. I have always wished for one in the country side that I can visit and use during vacation.