Log Cabin Simplicity: recrafting pioneer tiny homes in corn Iowa

“Paul Cutting bought his first log cabin for $600 and with no background in construction, he began to meticulously take it apart, documenting where each piece was placed so some day he could put it back together in an authentic fashion.

He put thousands of hours into the home’s demolition while simultaneously driving the countryside in search of more of these log homes..

These were homes that were built between 1850 and 1870 by the first white settlers to the region, mostly Norwegian Americans who took advantage of the abundant local forests to build their homes entirely of logs. Most of the logs are hidden behind siding so their status is a bit of a secret.”

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3 thoughts on “Log Cabin Simplicity: recrafting pioneer tiny homes in corn Iowa”

  1. you can definitely find many great pioneer log cabins available to purchase and repair. From tiny one room cottages to two and a half storey farmhouses that are the same size as the Georgian farmhouses that are made of brick, stone or clapboard. If you’re looking for authentic rustic style and you can handle all the work, restoring and updating an 18th or 19th century log cabin is probably the best flipping project you could hope for!

  2. Oh that’s really wonderful !

    I never thought of disassembling an old house like that :)

    It’s a great idea, and his rebuilds are super nice :)

    What a great video :)


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