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165 Sq. Ft. Cabin Made With 125-Year-Old Barnwood

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This tiny cabin has so much character, I had to share it with you even though I’m not quite sure the logistics of transporting this whole cabin to a new spot! (That said, it can be done according to this article).

The one-room tiny house has a lofted bedroom, old-fashioned black pipe wood-burning stove, and was built from 125-year-old barnwood. There’s also a covered deck on the outside which extends your living space in warmer weather — you could even screen it in!

It’s for sale in North Carolina and they’re asking $12,000. You can contact the seller here.

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I love the rustic feel of this place!

I feel like a wood burning stove is a must in a cabin like this.

You can create a small living and kitchen area here.

Such beautiful old boards!

The ladder comes down and can also be put up to get it out of the way.

Head upstairs to take a nap!

Some old-fashioned lighting adds to the aesthetic.

What would you do with this cabin?

Could you live here?


  • Asking $12,000
  • Built with 125 year old barnwood
  • Measures 181″x134″90″
  • Loft comes out 71″
  • Deck off front that measures 194″ x 81″
  • Three windows
  • 2 double outlets
  • Overhead light hooked up
  • Currently powered by an extension cord from our main house.
  • Black pipe stove comes with it. Other furnishings are not included.
  • You must move

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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  • Paul Larsen
    January 3, 2021, 8:04 am

    Nice little cabin! With the bed moved to the main floor , I sure would give it a try to live in!

  • Brenda Foster
    January 3, 2021, 11:16 am

    Love it, and could easily live in it with some creative decorating. They did a great job in assembling, and I agree, it can be moved safely. It is not a job for the faint of heart, but someone who knows how to do it, gets it there with pride and in one piece.
    We had a two story “very old home” in town which was moved it to make way for a community park. I went inside after the move and the windows, molding, wood floors, etc., were all in perfect order. Even went to the second floor bedrooms and nothing was out of shape to my eye. A contractor bought it and is bringing it back to it’s original glory, in a more functional locality nearby.
    The cabin in this article looks well planned, and so in line with the period of the wood. Congratulations to the planner/builder. Would love to have it on my property, but I am on the other side of the country, and would not push my luck moving it that far. I love how people are respecting an reusing the old wood for so many different and beautiful creations. A joy to see, and an experience to visit. Thank you.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      January 5, 2021, 8:31 am

      What a great story! I’m so glad they didn’t just knock down that old building!

    • Marcus D Smith
      November 24, 2022, 9:15 pm

      I would like to see pics of the Old house. What state was this done?

  • Cynthia A Henry
    January 3, 2021, 7:34 pm

    I love this little cabin! Not sure it’s big enough for my hubby and I. He likes his privacy too much. We both have offices in our home. He lives in his. I at least wander about, do the housekeeping and cooking. Love the old stove for cooking with fire. Juxtaposed near the new wood stove for heat, it’s an awesome addition to the cabin. I’d scale down the furniture a bit. Maybe a love seat and a rocker. And it needs braided rag rugs. Old quilts. And some pioneer clothing on a peg, maybe? Nah. I didn’t see a bathroom, so I’m assuming there is a johnnyhouse. Love it! We have one our property that is the only forestry certified outhouse for private use in the state. We keep it certified, and I use some decorating skills. It now looks like you are entering a new outhouse! It’s great when you are outside in the summer working in the garden and just have to go! So, that would be no problem to me. The only thing is that I would probably try to make room for the bed on the main floor. Not sure I could climb a ladder every night! LOL

    • Natalie C. McKee
      January 5, 2021, 8:30 am

      I love your ideas for making it homey! Target has some great prairie dress for sale these days, haha!

  • shanna
    January 3, 2021, 9:15 pm

    Its cute but the price is really high- we built a similar 16′ x 20′ all rough sawn lumber tin roof for about $3500

    • James D.
      January 10, 2021, 8:27 pm

      True but rough sawn lumber is low value and won’t have the qualities of over 100 year old woods that were likely sawn from centuries old trees that you pretty much can’t get a hold of anymore, and old barn wood would also have accumulated character that’s just about impossible to get otherwise…

  • January 3, 2021, 10:08 pm

    sorry I know I’m not meant to post “negative comments” and it is a great little hut.
    However I think for $12,000US and having to pull it down and reassemble it the money would be better spent going to my local reclamation centre and starting from scratch

    • Natalie C. McKee
      January 5, 2021, 8:24 am

      That might be true! Unless they could jack it up and put it on a wide-load trailer?

      • James D.
        January 10, 2021, 8:38 pm

        There are ways to move even a large house… Just depends on how far it has to be moved, whether there are too many obstructions, etc. and budget.

        While there are old barn wood reclamation businesses that could take it apart and assemble it somewhere else for you…

  • Beverly Clark
    January 10, 2021, 12:16 pm

    Love it as is. May install adjacent cabin to enlarge a bit for f/t living but retain integrity of course. You have done a spectacular job. Shows your hearts passion for reusing old wood.

  • Marsha Cowan
    January 10, 2021, 1:40 pm

    I like this cabin. It’s been well restored and is so cute! I hope it sells for you soon. Are there shed builders near you that also deliver their sheds to sites? If so, maybe you could contact their delivery guys and get an estimate on how much it would take to deliver this cabin somewhere, like a per mile price. It is probably a lot less expensive than one would think. Knowing ahead of time how much it might cost to move it might help somone to decide to buy it. I’m just saying. . .

    • Natalie C. McKee
      January 11, 2021, 4:52 pm

      Very good point, Marsha!

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