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Well this is a really stupid question but I was wondering if anyone ever hid a cache at their house? :laughing:

Definatley not a stupid question.

 

Benifits of hiding a cache in front of your house.

- The cache is a fake pine cone... When a cacher disassembles the sprinkler looking for it, you can fix it.

- The cache is a fake sprinkler... When a cacher disassembles the retaining wall, you can fix it.

- You get to explain geocaching to the police when the neighbors report a prowler.

 

But I also have seen some pretty cool ones. In particular, a large birdhouse right in the fence. It was pretty obvious what it was and the neighbors were a bit of a distance away.

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i dont understand why someone would hide one like that

 

I have a very nice one in front of my house.It's an easy find in an unusual location and I keep it well maintained. I have never bothered anyone who has stopped to find it but there is a standing invite for anyone who wants to stop and talk shop.

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But I also have seen some pretty cool ones. In particular, a large birdhouse right in the fence. It was pretty obvious what it was and the neighbors were a bit of a distance away.

 

 

I've seen some cool ones too.

 

 

The logs will tell you which ones are and which ones aren't.

 

 

One of my all time favorites is on the front porch of a bed and breakfast on I-10. Too COOL!

 

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Well this is a really stupid question but I was wondering if anyone ever hid a cache at their house? :laughing:

Yes, many have done so. I will usually skip hunting such a cache unless the cache owner has made it abundantly clear on the cache listing page that the cache has been hidden in her/his yard and posted instructions about how to enter and how not to enter the property, where not to go, and what hours should be observed for hunting. If those conditions have been met, and particularly if I know the cacher personally, then I will seek such a cache, and otherwise, I will skip it.

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A couple of weeks ago we went for one of these because I knew the cache owner. We meandered through several streets in a very nice area and finally stopped in the shade of a tree near GZ. My GPSr delivered me to one spot, so we started looking, and looking, and looking. :laughing:

 

My friend finally put the coordinates in his GPSr and now we were totally confused. The coordinates were pointing in a different direction, but we didn't see the cache. Turns out, we were looking in front of the wrong house. :laughing:

 

So . . . after that experience, I don't think I'll ever look for one of these types of caches again unless the house number is listed in the description. idea.gif

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We have one hidden at our house, BUT, we live in a 264 acre nature preserve. Specific directions are listed on how to get here, and the name of the nature preserve is included in the cache name. There are signs on the road (rural country road) with the name of the preserve, as well as arrows pointing you directly into the correct driveway. Seeing as we are the ONLY driveway on this side of the road for another 1/4 mile, it is pretty hard to miss the place. I do still occasionaly have people say to me "I was GOING to do that cache, until I found out it was in your front yard!"

 

Wing Haven Nature Preserve and TB Resort

 

While the cache is a good distance from the house, I have gone out occasionaly and greeted the cachers who have come to hunt it. So far, everyone has been VERY friendly!

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Turns out, we were looking in front of the wrong house. <_<

 

That's what I'm afraid of, but I will do the more rural ones as they are a bit more obvious that you have the right house.

I have a cache container "hid" on my property...It is just another cache...If the cachers want to stop and chat etc. that would mean a great deal to me. It is my way of providing a Smiley and getting to know cachers from the area. Our reviewer ( very experienced ) requires that the house number be provided and that the owner gives permission to enter the property. We are also in the county and I have placed other caches that would give an incentive for cachers to drop by and visit...I have also notified my neighbors not to get excited if they see a strange vehicle from time to time. Our cache container is not placed so that we can view the cachers searching for and signing the log, etc. Normally we are caching when cachers locate our cache "Rendezvous with Wild Thing 73". That is the draw back for us, because we have missed meeting many of the great cachers in TN and Al. All I can say is GFI. Edited by Wild Thing 73
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We had a funny thing happen in our geocaching community. A few years ago, a well-known local cacher held an event at his home . . . it was a workshop about making really well-cammo'd cache containers, and a bunch of local regulars got together and improvised a cammo'd cache in the guy's front yard. It just so happened they had a reviewer there and got the thing approved on-site. It was a day or two, I think, before the guy whose house it was found out. He has since adopted the cache, and it is still active. Makes it easier when people want to meet at his house before a hike. He can just give them the waypoint for the cache. Reading the logs about it is pretty funny.

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What about hiding a cache in front of a muggle's house [GCKGRZ]?

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This person will even give you a tour of the inside of his house. This is NOT a business but a private home.

 

That's Reiff's Gas Station! We've been there three times already. It's a great cache location.

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I was thinking about making one that looks like a deadbolt lock (the finder would need to disable it) and place in somewhere near my neighbors front porch (I'm thinking like a door or something).

 

I wasn't planning on telling the neighbor about it though.

 

Is this a good idea?

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