• Mason County is a perfect getaway!

    Come visit Mason County and Hood Canal. We are a fabulous destination
    for singles, couples and weekend getaway fun! Check out www.explorehoodcanal.com to learn more.
  • Oysters Tasting: Hama Hamas

    Left Coast, Hama Hama Oysters from Hood Canal, Washington
  • "Taste of Mason County" Seeks Vendors

    An upcoming event in Mason County will offer music, art, food and more... and organizers are looking for restaurants and caterers interested in participating.

    A "Taste of Mason County" will be held between 5 and 9pm on February 6, as part of the Ludington and Scottville Winter Thaw Out. The event is open to all area restaurants, grocers, caterers and individuals with local food products; the goal of the event is to generate traffic in the Ludington and Scottville areas.

    The "Taste Of Mason County" event will feature music and local art as well as restaurants and food; 200 tickets will be available to the event.

    For anyone interested in setting up a booth or just learning more about the event, you can call Megan Payment at 845-0324.
  • The adventure begins in Mason County!

    Come visit Mason County and Hood Canal. We are a recreation destination
    and Seattle's first choice for "staycations" and weekend getaway fun! Check out www.explorehoodcanal.com to learn more.
  • Mason County, Washington State....A hidden gem!

    Thinking of moving to Mason County? I specialize in this Hidden Gem area of the Great Northwest. Contact Debbie Black for your real estate interest in Mason County.

    Segment from show Local Masters Shelton
  • Oyster Fest - Mason County Realtors Association: Rockfeller Oysters Part 2

    Live performance on Saturday, Oct 3 2009
  • Washington Farmer's Market - Sept. 17 & 24

    Saturday, September 17th @ Huber's Gasthaus
    2312 Friendly Grove Rd. NE, Olympia, WA

    Saturday, September 24th @ Hoodsport Mason County
    Enjoy a scenic drive down Hwy 101
    to our spectacular water front venue.

    For more information find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002635084286


    Camera work: TheRockinTW
    Music by: Michael Coucoules http://www.facebook.com/mrcoucoules
    Special Guest: Steve Elliott - www.tokeofthetown.com
    Editing and Production: JustintimeHD & TheRockinTW
  • Sideways Reign

    When The Water Comes at the Robin Hood Restaurant in Union, WA
  • Oyster Fest - Mason County Realtors Association Booth: Rockfeller Oysters Part 1

    Live performance on Saturday Oct 3, 2009
  • Shipping container family home: building blocks in Redwoods

    Shipping container playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMRx8kgwkvhJ7C_htu4x5i_-rCYapdlDC

    Kam Kasravi and Connie Dewitt wanted a modern cabin that wouldn't disrupt the Redwoods on their property. First they considered prefabs, but quickly realized they wouldn't fit up the narrow road to their land in the Santa Cruz mountains. So they convinced their friend, architect David Fenster, to design them a home made from shipping containers.

    Built from recycled cargo containers hand-picked from the Port of Oakland, Six Oaks was built around the footprint of the land. The containers were building blocks that were cut and stacked to fit between Redwoods along a steep grade.

    While the home was assembled in 6 hours, it took nearly a year to finish the interior since so much of it was custom. The unique materials meant some unique requirements: instead of carpenters, they used welders; a commercial roofer had to be hired, etc.

    Acoording to Connie, it wasn't "the cheapest way to build", but It cost about $50 per square foot less than a more conventional custom home.

    They didn't aim to build an extreme home, but the couple feel confident their home will hold up well under extreme conditions- i.e. falling trees, forest fires. Connie jokes that if a tree does fall on the home, "it will get a little dent and we'll call the auto body shop to fix the house".

    David Fenster, MODULUS architects http://www.modulus.com/modulus.html

    *Thanks to Connie and NorCal Construction for the construction time lapse: http://www.norcalconstruction.com/

    Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/shipping-container-family-home-in-redwoods-adapted-to-site/