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    Default The 103-year-old home on a rocky island

    Clingstone, an unusual, 103-year-old mansion in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay, survives through the love and hard work of family and friends.



    Henry Wood, the owner, runs the house like a camp: all skilled workers welcome. The Jamestown Boatyard hauls the family's boats and floating dock and stores them each winter in return for a week's use of the house in the summer.







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    A sign by the ladder that leads to the roof reads: No entry after three drinks or 86 years of age. "It used to say 80 but we had a guy on a work weekend who was 84, so I changed it," said Mr. Wood, ever the realist. It would have been a shame to curtail the activities of a willing volunteer.



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    Something about it is very creepy to me.

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    Jeezus. Me too. I mean, it's very beautiful and certainly unique, but I'd be afraid a big storm wave would sweep it right off that rock.
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    Love it, but a pain in the ass if you run out of toilet paper.
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    On the plus side, there would be very few drop-in guests.
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    Beautiful. Although I wouldn't want to be there during a storm.
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    Oh I'd love to be there during a storm. I bet it's spectacular.
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    I like the house a lot, but i would feel a little uneasy in a big storm.

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    Look, it's been there for 100+ years and I bet there'e been plenty of storms during that time. I think it's cool.
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    So cool, I love it.

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    Its really dark inside, but its really cool. I'd love to live in the middle of nowhere.
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    Mosquitos!
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    I can't get past the smudges on the window.

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    This house reminds me of houses I saw when I was in Maine. I love all of the wood and the dark feel of it. I'd spend the rest of my days knitting and listening to audiobooks. It's so homey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stylejunkiex View Post


    I can't get past the smudges on the window.

    I'd probably be a pain in the ass to go out on the boat to clean the outside of the windows.

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