The First Time a Cabin Was Built: How the Internet Changed the Way You Built Your Own Home
Posted On July 30, 2021
David Furnish, the founder of the furniture-making website HomeDepot.com, was in the business of building his own cabin.
He wanted to build a modern cabin in his basement.
And so, on June 25, 2008, he bought a $2.5 million home in Florida, which he named the Furnish Cabin.
“I built it to be my dream home,” Furnish says.
“The living room, dining room, bathroom, living room.
Everything was designed to be beautiful.”
And then there was the kitchen.
In his words, “The kitchen is where I can have my breakfast.”
It has an 18-inch-deep cabinet, and is surrounded by two 12-inch cabinets and a refrigerator.
He has a small stove and oven.
And then he has a bathtub, which can be built with a tub.
“It’s just a place for me to do my laundry and have a bath,” he says.
He bought the house for $3 million and has been building his home ever since.
He calls the home “a house I’ve dreamed of living in.”