He Buys a Broken Down Rickety Old Log Cabin For 100. But What He Does With It Leaves Everybody Jealous

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Most people think about what their dream house would be like if they had unlimited money and funds to build an incredible house. Many people want a mansion, maybe a penthouse in the city, or a beautiful place right on the ocean. Others have less dreams of grandeur and feel more comfortable with a simple and less extravagant dream home such as a small cozy log cabin in the middle of the woods.

This brings us to today’s story featuring Richard Aiken Age 65, and referred to himself as a ‘hillbilly’ but Richard probably isn’t what you think when you hear that term. Richard was married, had kids but on top of that had not 1 but 2 PhD’s. He was an avid writer and author multiple published books, a mathematician, he sang opera and on top of all that, he was good with his hands and was a very skilled carpenter. With all these amazing accolades Richard did feel like there was one part of his life that contained a huge pit or void in the center of his soul.

Ever since he was kid, Richard dreamt about having an old cabin in the woods, away from the hustle and bustle of life in a city or even a small town. Just the thought of peaceful, quiet and relaxing nature brought warmth and solace to his soul. An old friend of his had one day mentioned to Richard that he had a really run down and delapitated cabin the middle of no where and he was trying to get rid of it.

Finally, as if a Genie granted him his final wish, his dream of a cozy cabin in the woods was now coming into fruition. His friend was so ready to wipe his hands clean of the old broken down cabin that he offered it to him for free! Richard insisted that he couldn’t possibly take it for free, he reached into his pocket, pulled out $100 dollars asked him if a $100 dollars seemed reasonable and his friend quickly took his offer.

For a measly $100 dollars Richard was the proud new owner of a broken down, old, dilapidated, dirty and pretty nasty cabin in the middle of nowhere! The cabin wasn’t only old, it was actually pretty dangerous at the time of purchase, the roof had caved in, the floors were destroyed and the walls were crumbling. This didn’t bother Richard in the least, it was going to be his next big project and he knew when he was finished with renovating and refinishing this old gem it would be worth a hell of a lot more than $100 dollars!

Many of his friends and family advised him to just knock the cabin down and build a fresh one from scratch. It would probably be cheaper this way and he would run into way less problems. Richard listened to their advice and heeded their warnings, but deep down in his gut he knew that if he put his whole heart into this project with his vast knowledge of carpentry and building, he could transform this dump into the most magical cabin right out of a fairy tale!

Remember, Richard was a brilliant mathematician and carpenter, so he was able to come up with a formula and blueprint using math that only he could understand, to make sure this project would be a great success. Richard knew this would take a massive amount of time and energy but nothing would stop this man on a mission to renovate this old cabin into his dream home!

Watch the video below for the full restoration and the finished product and story:

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