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This is my tiny blues cabin. I live in the Tennessee hill-country but my musical tastes are more in line with Clarksdale, Mississippi Delta country! It’s about 70 miles south of Nashville (which is a great place) and I’m a bluesman at heart (even if not by talent!). I have this cabin because I wanted a get-away place to enjoy my blues music all night if I wanted to, to study, and also just to relax.
I bought this little log cabin from an Amish company in Kentucky. The outside was already finished, but my dad finished the inside. A friend of mine also built the front steps. The cabin is 14×20, but the front porch takes up 4 ft, leaving the actual living space at 200 sq. ft. My parents did all of the inside work to this place, including the electric blue paint and the Mississippi Mud paint!
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Mortgage-free in an Amish Log Cabin
Here’s my little kitchen area with my microwave and small fridge.
It has a little living area with electric fireplace and air conditioner.
Beside the staircase (leading to the loft) is a handrail which is actually my great-great-grandfather’s walking cane.
There is also an “indoor-outhouse”. The top of the outhouse is home to my collection of cigar box guitars.
I have no running water, so water is stored in jugs. There is a water jug in the outhouse with a sink that drains underneath the cabin.
The toilet is a self-composting toilet.
The inside walls of the outhouse are papered with newspapers and a collection of blues paraphernalia.
I enjoy playing those guitars but it’s best in solitude so my playing doesn’t give people the blues!
Stained Glass Window in the Loft
The loft has a stained glass window, which was crafted by my mother.
My Electric Fireplace
This is my little blues haven (or heaven!). Thank you!
Quick Q&A with Tommy
Q: How much did you spend for it?
A: I purchased the log cabin itself from an Amish company in Kentucky for $7000. An extra $1200 for the self-composting toilet, and $3500 for the inside (paint, insulation, flooring, air conditioner, heater, ceiling fan), for a total cost of $11,700.
Q: How long did it take you guys to set it all up?
A: It took the Amish company around 4 weeks to get it to us. It took around a month for my dad to finish the inside.
Q: How did you arrange the land deal?
A: Well, I have my cabin set up on my parents’ property. The cabin can be moved if I ever want to purchase my own land.
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