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For Sale: The Most Famous Spec House in America is going on the market

Location: Roseburg, Oregon. Asking price: $600,000.

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  • ghostsniper November 10, 2021, 4:44 AM

    Haven’t viewed the vid yet. They better unload it as soon as possible, the market is turning. Come spring they’ll be stuck with it, or take a loss.

    • Walter Sobchak November 10, 2021, 8:30 AM

      I hope the market turns. My son et. ux. are having number 2 in a couple of weeks. They need a new place but were really discouraged when the looked last summer.

      Not everyone is a seller.

      • ghostsniper November 10, 2021, 8:50 AM

        Add a room or 2, maybe remodel a few things, stay where they are, save some money.
        Moving is expensive and you never recoup the loss.

        • Walter Sobchak November 11, 2021, 8:34 AM

          Nice try. They are living in a rented condo.

  • Mike Austin November 10, 2021, 7:20 AM

    For as long as I can remember I was told that home ownership was part of the American Dream, that I could never be fully a man unless I had a house and everything that went with it: stability, an investment, a place to raise a family, and so on. Every American knows this by heart.

    But that dream was never my dream. I never once had the idea or desire to acquire real estate, to “settle down”. The reasons for this are unknown to me. My path was not an ordinary one. Even today at 68 I shudder at the thought of what my life would be like had I been tied down to a piece of land. I would have felt like Gulliver after meeting the Lilliputians.

    Of course I can see the beauty in that home, but the beauty I have sought was the beauty of true freedom, of being beholden to none—not even to a woman—of waking up in a tent in a foreign land and having no idea of what the day will bring. My worries were not property taxes, zoning restrictions, fixing the plumbing, or repairing the roof, but rather finding water, locating a decent campsite and—at almost all costs—avoiding the locals and the animals. I didn’t always succeed.

    The Opportunity Costs of my path in life have been the obvious ones. I do not lament them.

  • LS November 10, 2021, 7:28 AM

    I’ve been watch EC since the beginning, even before he started this series, and its been fun to see him linked here as well. I will miss seeing him on this house.

    Is the housing market really about to turn?

  • Sam L. November 10, 2021, 8:05 AM

    I married my wife, knowing that she wanted to build a house. (I already had a house.) She’d lived in a trailer. She had 10 acres. We moved in two years ago.

  • MMinWA November 10, 2021, 9:07 AM

    Beautiful house and I’ll bet very well constructed knowing & watching this fella.

    But I already am regretting my latest move to WA and you couldn’t pay me to live in OR. Any talk of secession by part of the state is fanciful.

    Also a house isn’t a home without some leaded glass.

  • pfsm November 10, 2021, 10:12 AM

    Glad you’re here in Washington, which like Oregon contains a lot of us conservatives who are not going to let the fucking lefties in Seattle and Portland run us out of our state. We can do what we can to cause the pendulum to swing back.

  • azlibertarian November 10, 2021, 10:58 AM

    Alright, I’ll be the guy to state the obvious: The best part of the Essential Craftsman series isn’t the nice house or the tools that he uses or anything else. The best part of the Essential Craftsman series is the Essential Craftsman himself. Scott Wadsworth could not have hired an actor to play the role of a kind, decent, talented general contractor any better than he himself shows us in his videos. He illustrates the simple joy of doing a manual task and doing it well.

    • John Venlet November 10, 2021, 12:54 PM

      Well put, AZ, and quite true.

    • Rob Muir November 10, 2021, 7:00 PM

      I totally agree. Mr. Wadsworth clearly loves his work, those he works with, and where he works. I completely admire his fundamental approach to life as revealed in his videos. In the past 2 years, I’ve built a number of structures here on our homestead and I have referred to his videos on several occasions. Scott has become one of my heroes.

  • Dirk November 11, 2021, 5:17 PM

    Na, Oregons housing markets red hot. Was thru Roseburg Or,,,,,last week, Calif, plates as far as one could see. Sold my North River fishing boat to a gent from there, a logging community, a Jr College, a larger VA facility, and some killer hunting and fishing areas.

    Hwy 138 takes you up to Diamond lake, along the Umpqua River, sadly this past summers fire damage is messy. We had four 20 minute traffic stops, headed to Coos bay, and six, coming home. I already miss the boat.

    In Reno, looked at four seat “side by side” side Razors. Hoping to Order tomorrow, we’re told its a crap shoot as to when they arrive, and basically you get whatever color comes in. 34.000 168 hp, and 18 inches of travel which adjusts on the fly.

    Rode in my old first Sgts, two seat today. I drove to Virginia City, and we hauled ass, Donny drove home, thought I was gonna die. Which is exactly why I’m getting one, only a four seater. Zero dust on the goat roads right now,

    GV, got you on the list for a wild ride!