The Log Cabin

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Pioneer living in style!  Sometime around 1890, a very talented Finnish home builder crafted a log building (several, actually) near Ely Minnesota.  In 2013, we dismantled and relocated this well-preserved structure to The Green Gate property and have since been working to convert it into a small home.

We believe big things can come in small packages.  Once finished, The Log Cabin will be a comfortable and very well-equipped home in a small footprint.  A grid-tied photovoltaic system and sustainably-designed utilities will provide modern power and conveniences such as a full kitchen, bathroom, air conditioning, and in-floor heat.  Rainwater collected from the cabin’s roof will be stored underground, then triple-filtered to provide potable water for cooking and bathing.  A staircase will lead to a roomy bedroom in the second story.  Ample windows will bring the outside in, and the wrap around porch will invite guest to venture out!  For those cold Minnesota winters, a wood-burning stove will warm guests after a memorable day of skiing.

Please stay tuned as we provide updates on this one-of-a-kind project!

5 Responses to “The Log Cabin”
  1. TLC-S says:

    Wow. Incredible slideshow – quite a testament to your perserverance and dedication to Green Gate and the sustainable building practices. Not to mention all the sweat equity involved.

  2. mary and joe mara says:

    Fantastic !!!! I would want to live in it :) You must be very proud of the beautiful work you have done, I can hardly wait to see it in person !

  3. Gary Newville says:

    Great job, looks like a beautiful place to spend a few days.

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