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Tiny Log Cabin by Jalopy Cabins

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.





The “Ski Hut” was for sale and they were asking $18,000 and can help arrange delivery and setup on your site.

If you have any questions please email them at [email protected] and at their website Jalopy Cabins.

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!

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  • Amy August 12, 2010, 7:28 am

    Love this tiny log cabin! My dream is to one day own a log house on about 8 acres of land. Someday…

  • Hold Your Horses August 12, 2010, 2:35 pm

    I'd want some bars or other security feature to make my Jalopy cabin 100% bear proof. The Ski Hut windows and door would not stand up to a determined bear. Otherwise, they're pretty cute.

  • Hold Your Horses August 12, 2010, 8:35 pm

    I'd want some bars or other security feature to make my Jalopy cabin 100% bear proof. The Ski Hut windows and door would not stand up to a determined bear. Otherwise, they're pretty cute.

  • Steven April 18, 2011, 11:35 pm

    It’s amazing how you can take a concept as old as a log cabin and make someone in 2011 say “I really want that”. I think this is a beautiful tiny house.

  • Alex April 19, 2011, 10:40 am

    Hi Steven, you’re doing a great job with your site. I love this cabin too. Cool how you can still bring back something “old”.

  • Steven April 19, 2011, 10:43 am

    Thanks Alex. I really appreciate that. Alot of elbow grease has gone into the site! Please let me know if I can do anything for you. I’ll be in touch.

  • Carl in SC October 16, 2011, 6:43 pm

    I’d like to know of somebody building tiny cabins similar to these in the southeast. I live near Greenville, SC.

  • Alex October 18, 2011, 1:21 pm

    Thanks Steven! Sorry I somehow missed your reply… can’t believe it took me months to see it. Talk to you soon though.

    Glad you stopped by Carl. Are you looking for a tiny cabin on a trailer or something on a regular foundation?

  • Carl in SC October 18, 2011, 2:37 pm

    Alex, right now I’m wanting to look at those on a trailer.

  • Alex October 19, 2011, 8:14 pm

    Hey Carl.. sent ya an email!

  • Dustin November 17, 2012, 3:52 pm

    I love these little log cabins how much does each one go for? im looking for a one person log cabin. i love the one u made from fallen ski hill trees.

  • angelica June 3, 2015, 9:40 am

    love the small log cabins! Would like to find a two room log cabin design on some land in delaware.

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