Rental unit update

By: Beach Farmer
5/15/2022 11:35 AM

Well we are almost finished. I figured I'd post some pics as the project progresses for fun. This is the main suite with two smaller bedrooms attached through the doors on the left.



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By: Beach Farmer
5/15/2022 11:41 AM

This is the small attached Kitchen. It has an induction burner, slow cooker, rice cooker, high speed blender, microwave, 4 slice toaster with warming racks and a fridge. The tub sink will be replaced with a large commercial stainless tub with a pull down industrial sprayer. There is also a gas grille with a side burner and a dual stainless outdoor table sink with hot and cold running water beside the private guest deck/patio.



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By: Beach Farmer
5/15/2022 11:46 AM

another angle of the kitchen



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By: Beach Farmer
5/15/2022 11:48 AM

another angle of the main suite with a view of the kitchen



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By: Beach Farmer
5/15/2022 11:51 AM

The smallest of the bedrooms, good for kids.



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By: Beach Farmer
5/15/2022 11:54 AM

My Son stayed in the other larger bedroom this week and his suitcase seems to have exploded out to a radial blast that covered the entire room. As soon as he gets around to cleaning that up I'll be able to post that as well.

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By: Beach Farmer
5/15/2022 11:59 AM

Installed a drain and concrete slab in the shower and rebuilt the back deck as well. More to come. It's nothing extravagant but it's a cozy, clean little sea shanty with a large private enclosed patio area attached, half of which is shielded from weather.

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By: Beach Farmer
5/15/2022 12:07 PM

A view from the other side of the Suite shows the sliding glass doors out to the patio area.



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By: Beach Farmer
5/15/2022 12:12 PM

We have never rented our place before and have not advertised it or put it on Air B and B yet...If anyone is interested this summer PM me. We are up North in Carova Beach where the houses and people end and False Cape State park begins. If you have a skiff or a shallow draft boat on a trailer and a good 4WD vehicle feel free to bring it along. The Carova Beach park Boat Ramp is just down the road and is free to use. Free beach parking passes also come with the rental.



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By: Laszlo
5/15/2022 2:47 PM

Nice job!

How is the new boat coming along?

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By: Beach Farmer
5/15/2022 3:11 PM

Nice job!

How is the new boat coming along?

Laszlo


Thanks! She's down in Belhaven so she's on hold...too many projects, so little time!

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By: Bentmtn
5/15/2022 8:59 PM

You have a sweet cute home! I see that you have the pic I love with the street with the snow and street lights! So smart of you to do the sweat equity yourself and not contract out. I do love your little bistro table and chairs. Nice touch!! And the stainless steel kitchen work table I could do some serious chopping on! Congrats to you on your primo home in paradise!

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By: Beach Farmer
5/15/2022 9:15 PM

You have a sweet cute home! I see that you have the pic I love with the street with the snow and street lights! So smart of you to do the sweat equity yourself and not contract out. I do love your little bistro table and chairs. Nice touch!! And the stainless steel kitchen work table I could do some serious chopping on! Congrats to you on your primo home in paradise!

Bentmtn


Thanks! This is our lower level rental unit. The second floor has it's own kitchen, living room, sunroom, bathroom and three larger bedrooms. That's where we spend most of our time. The first floor has always been where the kids sneak off to to get away from the "adults" but for the most part we rarely used it. It's only connected through a locked stairwell on our sunroom out front so we decided to make it a little more self sufficient as a possible rental unit. The kitchen area was a large unfinished area where I used to keep my tools. Now it's a work room AND a kitchen. I walled off the work area and put a door on it and built a hallway to the bathroom. If I rent it a couple times during the summer to some nice people to help pay some bills I'll be happy. (;



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By: Bentmtn
5/15/2022 10:44 PM

That's perfect! Offset a bit of the expense with a couple of rents and you are fine! Good deal! Nice to have that little extra with the ridiculous inflation. All of us are feeling it and it's truly a pain to deal with. I surely need to kick start my Etsy selling to fill up the coffers a bit since we're on a fixed income with retirement. I applaud you for doing it and you have totally appreciated your home. And done it nicely.

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By: Beach Farmer
5/16/2022 6:18 AM

That's perfect! Offset a bit of the expense with a couple of rents and you are fine! Good deal! Nice to have that little extra with the ridiculous inflation. All of us are feeling it and it's truly a pain to deal with. I surely need to kick start my Etsy selling to fill up the coffers a bit since we're on a fixed income with retirement. I applaud you for doing it and you have totally appreciated your home. And done it nicely.

Bentmtn


Definitely let us know about your Etsy store. Times like these require that we create small, reciprocal communities of commerce instead of always relying on the big guys.

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By: CoolBreezeKDH
5/16/2022 6:42 AM

That's a crafty kitchen set up, BF. Very creative with the portable induction burner. Comfy and bright.

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By: Beach Farmer
5/16/2022 10:43 AM

That's a crafty kitchen set up, BF. Very creative with the portable induction burner. Comfy and bright.

CoolBreezeKDH


Thanks! I don't like the the plastic utility tub right next to the burner though. That was a mistake...hot pots and pans-plastic tub. Not my best idea. haha

I just ordered this big 304 Stainless commercial tub with a commercial dishwasher/sprayer



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By: Beach Farmer
5/16/2022 10:47 AM

Sprayer...



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By: Beach Farmer
5/16/2022 11:03 AM

Almost forgot the coffee maker and garbage can too. Just got this one on clearance!



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By: Beach Farmer
5/16/2022 11:13 AM

Probably the most expensive garbage can I ever bought...hopefully it will last. looks kinda nice I guess...for a garbage can.



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By: KelLovesOBX
5/16/2022 11:42 AM

I could use the sink as a tub! Laughing smiley Kidding aside - love what you've done with the place. Clapping smiley It has a rustic beachy charm.

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By: Mstaszew
5/16/2022 11:43 AM

I just ordered...

Beach Farmer


I've never thought of it before, but now I'm curious... how does one get non-freight deliveries up there, i.e. UPS? Is there a designated drop spot in Corolla somewhere?

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By: Beach Farmer
5/16/2022 12:07 PM

I just ordered...

Beach Farmer


I've never thought of it before, but now I'm curious... how does one get non-freight deliveries up there, i.e. UPS? Is there a designated drop spot in Corolla somewhere?

Mstaszew


I get most big items sent to my home down in Belhaven largely BECAUSE it's a huge pain in the ass to get mail on Carova Beach. I'm not complaining, I knew what I was getting into and I love how remote it is out here in the Atlantic Ocean BUT all our mail goes to the Post Office in Corolla and it must be marked "General Delivery" next to the address. They hold it for a period of time then send it back so you kinda have to be on your toes. They are good people at the CPO though and have bent the rules for me a couple of times. If it's sent UPS it goes to freak'in Manteo an hour and a half away. I have a rice cooker sitting there right now that is probably going to get sent back since my travel plans changed.

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By: Bentmtn
5/16/2022 12:13 PM



Definitely let us know about your Etsy store. Times like these require that we create small, reciprocal communities of commerce instead of always relying on the big guys.

Beach Farmer


That's very kind and thank you! I'll keep you posted on getting it back up and running!

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By: Mstaszew
5/16/2022 12:27 PM

I just ordered...

Beach Farmer


I've never thought of it before, but now I'm curious... how does one get non-freight deliveries up there, i.e. UPS? Is there a designated drop spot in Corolla somewhere?

Mstaszew


I get most big items sent to my home down in Belhaven largely BECAUSE it's a huge pain in the ass to get mail on Carova Beach. I'm not complaining, I knew what I was getting into and I love how remote it is out here in the Atlantic Ocean BUT all our mail goes to the Post Office in Corolla and it must be marked "General Delivery" next to the address. They hold it for a period of time then send it back so you kinda have to be on your toes. They are good people at the CPO though and have bent the rules for me a couple of times. If it's sent UPS it goes to freak'in Manteo an hour and a half away. I have a rice cooker sitting there right now that is probably going to get sent back since my travel plans changed.

Beach Farmer


We don't have a mailbox in SNH and if anyone ships using the USPS last-mile handoff they hold it at the PO for me even if it's a package that would have required the driver to walk to the house had a mailbox been in place. I used to **** about that all the time to Amazon and they finally setup my account such that I get UPS door to door 100% of the time to that address. In hindsight, driving 5 miles up the road for these packages wasn't so bad compared to your setup!

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