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Stunning Gate Lodge by The Little Log House Company

This is the Stunning Gate Lodge by The Little Log House Company. (UPDATE 7/19/21): The company has gone out of business).

This 296 sq. ft. looks way bigger than it is, but at under 400 sq. ft. it’s certainly still tiny. It has two bedrooms upstairs and a gracious living/dining/kitchen area on the first floor. There’s even a second-floor balcony for gazing out at the snow! Pretty neat, right?

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Whimsical Log Cabin Tiny House

Images via The Little Log House Company

This is the Stunning Gate Lodge cabin. Has so much character, doesn’t it?

It is built by The Little Log House Company.

This 296 sq. ft. looks way bigger than it is, but at under 400 sq. ft. it’s certainly still tiny.

It has two bedrooms upstairs and a gracious living/dining/kitchen area on the first floor.

The kitchenette is so neatly organized.

Wonderful staircase to the loft.

Stand-up walking space in the loft. It’s like a second-story!

Wow, how cool is this…

What a wonderful tiny house.

There’s even a second-floor balcony for gazing out at the snow! Pretty neat, right?

Back downstairs, the bathroom.

The floor plan/layout…

The second floor.

Images via The Little Log House Company


  • 296 sq. ft.
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Reading nook
  • 1 bathroom
  • Covered porch
  • 2nd-floor balcony
  • Kitchen
  • Living room

From the builder:

Our Log Houses are Hand Built, then they are dismantled & Transported to be Rebuilt on site…

They include Handmade Log Walls, Roof with Wood or Metal Shingles, Double Glazed Windows including an Antique Glass Feature Window

Wide Board Pine Flooring including an Irish Antique Timber Feature Floor

Antique Timber Post & Beam Fireplace, Handmade Pine Stairs & Hand Forged Metal Work

Internal Feature Beams & Pine Door, Pine Ceilings & Cladding

Architectural Drawings

More Information on Log Cabins

Log cabins and log homes evoke images of cozy retreats nestled amidst nature’s beauty. They have a rich history and unique charm that sets them apart from conventional housing. In this article, we will delve into the differences between log cabins and log homes, their disadvantages, the story behind Log Cabin syrup, the characteristics of these structures, and key considerations when purchasing one.

Log Cabin vs. Log Home

The terms “log cabin” and “log home” are often used interchangeably, but there is a subtle distinction between the two. Generally, a log cabin refers to a smaller, rustic dwelling made entirely of logs, traditionally associated with early settlers and pioneers. On the other hand, a log home typically refers to a larger, more modern dwelling constructed using logs as a primary building material. Log homes often feature contemporary amenities and can encompass various architectural styles.

Disadvantages of Log Cabins

While log cabins have their appeal, they also come with some disadvantages. One significant drawback is maintenance. The logs require regular upkeep, such as sealing or staining, to protect against moisture and insects. Additionally, log cabins may have limitations in terms of insulation and energy efficiency compared to conventional homes. Ensuring proper insulation and implementing energy-efficient measures can mitigate this concern.

Characteristics and Unique Features of Log Cabins and Log Homes

Log cabins and log homes possess several defining characteristics. The most notable feature is their construction using stacked logs as the primary building material. This creates a distinctive appearance and a warm, inviting ambiance. The natural beauty of the logs and the craftsmanship involved make each structure unique. Log cabins and log homes can range in size, architectural style, and amenities, catering to a variety of preferences.

Considerations Before Buying a Log House

If you are considering purchasing a log house, it is essential to keep a few key factors in mind. Firstly, consider the maintenance requirements, including regular sealing and staining to preserve the logs’ integrity. Additionally, assess the energy efficiency of the structure and inquire about insulation and heating systems to ensure year-round comfort. It is also vital to research local building codes and regulations, as they may have specific requirements for log homes.


Log cabins and log homes embody a sense of rustic charm and timeless appeal. While log cabins are often associated with smaller, traditional structures, log homes offer a more modern approach to log construction. Understanding the differences, disadvantages, and unique features of these dwellings can help prospective buyers make informed decisions when considering a log house as their dream home.

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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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  • Eric
    January 30, 2017, 1:06 pm

    Id this “Woodrow” Wilson’s boyhood home…? 🙂

  • Kevin
    January 30, 2017, 1:25 pm

    As most Realtors will tell you, area measurements should include all living area, not just the footprint on the ground (else a very narrow sky scraper could be called a tiny building 🙂 ). And since this house has two fully finished stories, not just a loft, it really is a (52.5 sq m) 565 sq ft house. 😉

    But that is still pretty tiny. And it is a very lovely house. I really like how they did the custom open framed wood stairs.

  • oxide
    January 30, 2017, 1:52 pm

    I really like the design on this house. They do a lot better with their 300 sq ft living space than many other tiny houses. It’s a foundation house, so they aren’t limited to 8 ft wide, and they have a lot more design options. The only thing I don’t like are those really big logs for that little house, especially on the porch. It looks almost like a toy. I would have preferred smaller logs.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      January 31, 2017, 7:45 am

      I was extremely impressed with the use of space. I could easily see a family of four living here no-problem, which I have a hard time imagining in some tiny houses 🙂

  • russell
    January 30, 2017, 2:56 pm

    So do you have one to fit on a trailer? I do not know where I will end up next. So I move a lot. 8.5 with out permit wide that is.

    • Michael
      January 30, 2017, 6:34 pm

      Russell, I think you can forget about it because of the weight and thickness of walls. I checked that for my own project.
      The only way I can see is as a park model.
      Trucks have more loading capability.

      • russell
        January 30, 2017, 7:01 pm

        Semi are the way to go these days. But as right now I have 5 THOWs . I just like the simple design of these Log cabins. That is kind of my style. Simple, easy to use, easy to move, easy to park. The problem with park models is something you can not move without a permit. I have already draw up the next 2 THOW with double axles trailers.

      • Kay
        June 24, 2021, 4:52 pm

        The exterior walls are real wood but are listed as “log siding” making it lighter than it looks. Flower boxes I would think could be an option if you wanted to have less weight. I’m still looking for a price! Anyone know with or without shipping?

  • Gigi
    January 30, 2017, 5:04 pm

    This is just adorable. It reminds me of a playhouse. Very well done!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      January 31, 2017, 7:39 am

      Ah yes! It does 🙂

  • Danielle DiLisio
    January 30, 2017, 9:22 pm

    This is lovely for someone (like me) who loves log cabins

    • Natalie C. McKee
      January 31, 2017, 7:31 am

      Me too! I started planning my whole life 🙂 hehe

    January 30, 2017, 10:33 pm

    BEAUTIFUL….! But I am sure it is priced so astronomically high that NASA could reach it….!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      January 31, 2017, 7:30 am

      At least in this case you are paying for handcrafted efforts — the woodwork alone!

  • Patty
    January 31, 2017, 1:47 am

    Very nice! I’m trying to figure out where to put a w/d, but haven’t succeeded. It is a lovely house though.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      January 31, 2017, 7:26 am

      Hmmm good point! Maybe the bathroom could be adjusted.

  • Jan
    January 31, 2017, 11:03 am

    I love this house!!!!!! The only thing I thought should have been done is more time spent on the kitchen. If you’re going to have a house this nice seems like there would be more cabinets and a full size stove. Otherwise very well done!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      February 1, 2017, 9:08 am

      I do like a full kitchen!

  • Marsha Cowan
    January 31, 2017, 11:09 pm

    This is adorable! I love it competely! I’m sold. . .hook, line, and sinker.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      February 1, 2017, 8:52 am

      I am too!

    February 5, 2017, 6:58 am


  • Susan
    February 16, 2017, 11:25 am

    Perfect. Just the right amount of space. Not really necessary to nitpick over square feet. It’s still a small home, smaller foot print. Plenty of space for family and guests. I would need an oven and a slightly bigger refrigerator, as I cook. Otherwise…love it!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      February 17, 2017, 6:36 am

      Isn’t it so adorable??

  • Linda Wilson
    March 25, 2017, 11:42 am

    I am in love. I am always inspired by such quality craftmanship (i.e. Zyl, etc.) My hubby loves log cabins, I think they’re ok. THIS I could live in.
    I agree with the washer – dryer and the full size kitchen comments but WOW, it is sheer perfection.
    This is, indeed, a doll house. This has been my dream since I was a little girl and I didn’t even know it. Can you just imagine waking up every morning in this home??
    Thank you so much for sharing with us!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 27, 2017, 8:26 am

      Yes I could 🙂 I would just love it!

  • Rich Vail
    April 2, 2017, 10:12 am

    This is amazing. If you have the time, go to their website and take a look at what they’ve done and what they can do.

  • Helen
    April 10, 2017, 5:47 pm

    Where are pictures of the bathroom and bedroom(s)?

  • Gordon
    April 11, 2017, 2:19 am

    I am wondering about the price of three 14’x14′ with loft and a 4’x14′ porch open
    inside. Same style as the one showing.

    April 11, 2017, 12:19 pm

    I really love this little log house…! If only it could work here in Florida, I mean it just would look so out of place here…! If I was living in the north I would try for this one if the price wasn’t so bad… But I’m sure with all it’s detail and woodwork to boot, I wouldn’t be shocked of it’s sticker price…! They really built this tiny log so perfectly, for what I could only love to own…!

    April 11, 2017, 12:46 pm

    I tried to find a price for it but their site had received a virus, and had to be shut down, only pricing though…!

  • Cathy Witt
    November 3, 2018, 12:09 am

    I would encourage folks to visit the website. These homes are works of art. They are probably out of most folks’ price range, but are important as preservation of traditional craft. Not to mention that they are just fantastical! They look like a Disney movie come to life!

  • Lori Ahlgrim
    November 25, 2019, 11:53 am

    I am very interested in this model. I was wanting to know how it cost to have it built and how much land does a person need to have one built on. I live in Kansas, Hutchinson to be exact. let me know how long it takes to built one too. Please and Thank you.

  • Lori Ahlgrim
    November 26, 2019, 12:12 pm

    I was wanting to know the pricing for this log home and how much land wold you need to have this home built on. Thanks.

  • Alison
    November 26, 2019, 5:16 pm

    This is really cute and nicely crafted. One thing to avoid in future: kitchen sink in corner. Really hard to use that. Better to put the microwave in the corner, or other things you don’t have to actively work with. But otherwise, lovely.

  • Isabelle moskaluk
    December 10, 2019, 8:16 am

    How can I receive information on the Gate Lodge cabin? Available, price etc. It looks like it would be perfect for me.

  • Rita Kingrey
    January 16, 2020, 9:44 pm

    I have been looking at this cabin for months but site says website will return in Oct. 2019 but it still isn’t up. How can I get it? Would like to know the price.

    • Honeyzsa Rose
      March 8, 2020, 10:45 am

      Is it for rent? I couldn’t find it on Airbnb.

      How do I get in-touch with the owner?

      Where exactly is this Gate Lodge?

  • Doug Vanstrom
    May 3, 2020, 3:37 pm

    I am interested in this model. (Gate Lodge)

  • Maroš Chudík
    May 10, 2020, 1:58 pm

    Hello, where would I buy plans for this house

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 11, 2020, 1:24 pm

      Hi! Sorry I just checked the links and they’re expired, which means the company must not be in business anymore.

  • pamela fuller
    May 11, 2020, 12:19 pm

    I have searched for over an hour in an attempt to find pricing for a kit for this log tiny house. If one exists please notify me by email. Thanks.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 11, 2020, 1:15 pm

      Hi Pamela — I’m afraid it looks like they’re no longer selling this home.

  • Douglas
    May 11, 2020, 1:24 pm

    I can find no information on pricing, plans etc

  • Derek
    July 25, 2020, 10:56 pm

    Love the tiny log home what something like that cost? Curious

    • Natalie C. McKee
      July 27, 2020, 9:37 am

      Unfortunately the builder is no longer in business 🙁

  • Derek Croxton
    July 28, 2020, 10:35 pm

    So nobody building this kit. What would you call this type of model

  • John Cook
    December 24, 2020, 4:43 pm

    I agree with Kevin. For comparison purposes, second levels should be included in the areas. Even better, presented separately. Thankyou.

  • Udo Schweizer
    December 31, 2020, 5:43 am

    Very nice, where you can buy this house and how much cost it?

    • Natalie C. McKee
      December 31, 2020, 1:41 pm

      Unfortunately the company went out of business!

  • Diana
    July 18, 2021, 9:07 am

    This log tiny house web address. Does NOT work. What is the website ???????
    And about how much does this cost. That would be nice to know.

    • James D.
      July 18, 2021, 5:58 pm

      Looks like the company no longer exists, but references indicate they used Polish & Slovak Goral Craftsmen style log home designs.

      While there are other log/timber frame builders who may be able to replicate the design based on the images and floor plan…

      • Diana
        July 18, 2021, 8:30 pm

        Thanks James for that info..

  • Debbie
    July 18, 2021, 11:10 am

    Would love to know more about this wonderful house. The absolute only challenge I see is that the bathroom is on the 1st floor. I could see me stumbling down the stairs in the middle of the night. 😱

    • Natalie C. McKee
      July 19, 2021, 2:00 pm

      I completely agree with that assessment haha.

  • Linda Tracy
    July 18, 2021, 9:49 pm

    Love everything about this, especially the stair case

  • M A Neuschwander
    July 19, 2021, 11:44 am

    It does not look like the company is in operation any longer. The website does not work!
    Please update, thx

    • Natalie C. McKee
      July 19, 2021, 1:56 pm

      Sorry I think you’re correct. These are no longer for sale. I will update the post.

  • sabra j booth
    July 20, 2021, 4:51 am

    the company is out of business

  • Stettner Dirk Egon Emil
    July 25, 2021, 8:15 am

    Bitte um Info, wo bekomme ich die Hersteller des Tiny Log House
    Typ Stunning Gate Lodge der Firma Little Log House company
    innerhalb Deutschlands her?

    • Stettner Dirk Egon Emil
      August 4, 2021, 3:32 am

      Hallo, wo finde ich das kleine Blockhaus von Little Log House company
      “Stunning Gate Lodge, 27 Quadratmetern, Lovely 296 sf, handmade, Tiny Log House
      zur Besichtigung.
      Welche Firma baut dieses kleine Blockhaus heute noch?
      Wo war der Firmensitz der Little Log House Company.

      Ich bitte um Nachricht der Informationen.
      Gruß, Dirk Stettner

      • M A Neuschwander
        August 5, 2021, 10:50 am

        So, can anyone translate into English please?

  • Udo Schweizer
    August 5, 2021, 11:03 am

    He want to know the adress of the factory of the tiny houses. Me too ([email protected]). Or maybe there is the possibility to get the plan of the tiny house (Stunning Gate Lodge cabin).

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