Lyle over at Jalopy Cabins contacted me this week about the completion of their latest tiny cabin… The Ski Hut. This tiny home is 10′ by 16′ plus it has a 6′ porch. The logs came from their local Wolf Creek Ski area from when they cleaned up the slopes. They were hand peeled and constructed like Lincoln Logs. I’ll pass it over to Lyle…
If you are not familiar with Jalopy Cabins, it is our mission to use primarily reclaimed or salvaged materials, or someone else’s mistakes (for example the windows on this cabin) to build energy efficient one of a kind cabins
The logs for our latest cabin came off a ski resort about 30 minutes from where we live and were from the clean up they did for the slopes before the season began last year (hence the name for this cabin!). The hand peeled round logs were more work but really worth it in the end.
All roofing was salvaged from an older house along with the rafters. The door was salvaged and given new life with a working door knob and some new paint.
The windows were someone’s custom order that they didn’t like so we were able to get these nice new windows for a great deal which is inline with our goal of having energy efficient cabins.
All new insulation was used in the ceiling and floor to also help with energy efficiency. The ceiling has high density foam and the floor has radiant energy insulation.
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