Is THAT the house?

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Realty West CalBRE #01458572

During my venture out to the backwoods of San Diego a few days ago, I found an interesting house/home pictured in a previous blog post.

As we entered the front gate of the property that we were going to look at, the only thing that was visible was the "house" shown in the picture:

Hunting blind

My only guess is that it's a hunting blind, I think hunters call them. I'm not a hunter, but I think hunters hide in here and pick off the poor, defenseless wildlife, supposedly for the sport of it. You can see the two "window openings" in the second row of logs from the top where they point their guns out of the blind.

And you thought we just had beaches and fires here in San Diego! Ha!

Any corrections about terminology or architectural style are welcome. LOL


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Mike Klijanowicz
Baltimore & Harford County Maryland - RE/MAX AMERICAN DREAM - Perry Hall, MD
#1 Baltimore & Harford County Maryland REMAX Agent

How much was it listed for?  It may be a bargain at $100 or so...

Sep 21, 2008 06:55 PM #1
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, PLR - Austin, TX
Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin

That looks interesting. Never seen one before.  I can't believe people around my area get so excited about Dove huntin' season, especially when it takes about 20+ to make one meal.  ICK!

Sep 21, 2008 06:57 PM #2
Cindy Leiterman
Resource One Realty, LLC - Green Bay, WI
Green Bay, WI

I didn't know San Diego had a "backwoods".  In the upper Midwest, we have backwoods.  It's quite common to come across a hunter's "stand" in the up north lands of Wisconsin.  Once in a while, you even find a hunter in one.

Take care.

Sep 21, 2008 07:01 PM #3
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Deer Blind, stand, shack, you name it waht you wnat.  That took to much effort if you ask me.

A few peices of plywood and wallaahhh!

Sep 21, 2008 07:02 PM #4
Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

That looks like a rustic pole house.  I am guessing they listed it in excellent condition.  LOL

Sep 21, 2008 07:25 PM #5
Michael Cole
CPG Tours - Orange, CA

Hi Jim,

I didn't even know there was anywhere to hunt in San Diego!  (lol-lol)

: )


Sep 21, 2008 07:39 PM #6
Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

Well that is one interesting home. Let's see someone try and do an inspection on that.

Sep 21, 2008 08:30 PM #7
Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397

Wow.  Now that's some spectacular architecture.  Looks familiarly like a homemade deer blind.  What a shame, they could have used all that lumber to make a real log cabin. How do you get up in that thing? is there a ladder?  And no doubt you cannot be over 3" 2' to stand up inside. 

Sep 23, 2008 08:28 AM #8
Sherie Earley-Womack
Choice Real Estate - Monterey, TN

wow I thought I had sold some rustic homes lol

Sep 26, 2008 10:33 AM #9
Betina Foreman
512-771-6318 Austin Home Girls Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E. Selling Homes in Lake Travis & Cen

Who knew there were hunters in CA?!? It is positively for hunting because it looks too small and uncomfortable to be a tree house for kids. You find stuff like this all over Texas. There was one in the back of my last house in Northwest Hills (Austin TX). It backed up to a big greenbelt nature area of about 100 acres. There were always loads of deer in my yard. Yes it was in the heart of the city, so I don't think it had been used in about 30 years.


Sep 26, 2008 03:09 PM #10
Gene Allen
Fathom Realty - Cary, NC
Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate

How about some inside shots.  It doesn't do anygood just to have one outside picture.

Sep 28, 2008 03:32 PM #11
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Hey, Gene. They didn't have a lockbox on the house. We thought about breaking in, but I still pride myself on being an upstanding member of society. Although I do tell little white lies occasionally. breaking and entering is still not one of my areas of expertise. LOL

Sep 28, 2008 04:07 PM #12
Brian Wray
Wray Realty - Holly Springs, NC

In NC, we have Dear Stands.  not usually on the ground though. Typically up in a tree or at least 20 fet off the ground.  This looks more like a Log Cabin gone bad.  Good Laugh!!  Thanks!

Sep 28, 2008 07:49 PM #13
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

"Log Cabin gone bad." ROTFLMAO. That's good. I can see some foreclosure or short sale specialist picking up on it:

"Hello. My name's Jane Doe, and I specialize in mortgages gone bad."

Sep 28, 2008 09:15 PM #14
Steve Hall
RE/MAX United - San Marcos, CA
Make the Call to Hankins and Hall

Jim - If it is on the same compound as the previous post, they probably used it to keep unwanted realtors and inspectors out . :)

Sep 28, 2008 10:26 PM #15
Bill Dean
Worth Clark Realty St. Louis, Mo. - Fenton, MO
William Dean - Broker, Salesperson


You were trespassing at my home!!!!  I just closed on it the day before!     I am putting it on

flip this House as soon as the rehab loan goes thru!


Dec 07, 2008 01:40 AM #16
Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CEP Realtor, Etc.

All shapes and sizes huh?  And there is a property for everyone...even hunters.  Cute post.

Dec 07, 2008 02:53 AM #17
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