Category Archives: Barn

Curb Appeal

Most of this spring has been spent continuing projects that had to be tarped over the god-awful winter we had last year. But one brand new project (that had been perking for a while) was getting a sign up out … Continue reading

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A Good First Year

  A little “soft opening” announcement on this website that we’d be taking reservations starting in May 2014 had us out of the gate. Our first guests arrived on May 1. What they didn’t know is that several hours prior … Continue reading

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A Bunch of Real Fine Things!

Autumn around here sneaks up fast, with winter breathing hard down its neck. Still, Indian Summer is a blessing that comes every year–a frost has killed off the bugs and there’s still plenty of outdoor work with my name on … Continue reading

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Out With the Old, In With the Old

If you read some of the beginning of this whole story of how Barnhaven came to be, you might remember that I bought my barn and an acre of land for a buck. It came from my family’s lot of … Continue reading

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End of Summer 2014

Now that it’s official–what the locals call “Neil’s barn” is now “Barnhaven”– I thought I’d share some observations as our first guests came to experience my neck of the woods.  Our first group was two couples rendezvous-ing somewhere in the … Continue reading

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Part 10 ~ Up to Code and Christened, Clermont-style

When I first started doin’ all this I asked the township supervisor (whom I’ve known all my life), Do I need to pull a work permit? He said, Well, whaddya doin’? I said, I’m turning this barn into a house. … Continue reading

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Part 9 ~ Soothing the Salvage Beast

Puttin’ in this window was a crazy deal. Fall of 2000 I was here; the foundation was put in down below what is now the study, by a couple of local guys while I was workin’ down at the beach … Continue reading

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