Dawndi Keim from Montana Mobile Cabins sent me a small cabin in a landscape photo that I thought fit the bill for this weekly feature.
Dawndi says: I recently did a restoration project on a cow camp in Southwest Montana. Set in a beautiful landscape this cow camp would make a wonderful place to live.
I’m happy to say that the Tiny House Blog transition to the new host has gone fairly smoothly. There are a few posts that I am still trying to get the comments over from the old system and hopefully I will succeed with that today. I’ve also discovered a few missing photos so hope to get that all cleaned up to. If you see anything amiss please contact me and let me know. Thanks for your patience and I hope to get back up with regular posts starting this weekend.
Thank you Montana Mobile Cabins for your photography that to me just seemed to fit the occasion. Please check out their website here.
Photo Credit Montana Mobile Cabins
I’m excited to announce the Tiny House Blog’s five year anniversary!
Five years ago on the 24th of May, 2007. I published the first post called Montana Mobile Cabins, you can check the post out here. I then invited a few of my friends to come and visit the blog. It has gone through several changes in appearance since that time and has grown extensively. From just a few visitors at the beginning, the blog now reaches around 12,000 visitors a day from around the world.
In the beginning I could only find a couple of people who were building tiny homes and living small, now I can’t keep up with them and several other tiny house blogs have come into existence to help fill the gaps. Please continue to share your projects and stories with me at the Tiny House Blog.
To celebrate, I have made arrangements with many of our tiny house vendors to donate prizes. And the Tiny House Blog is contributing also.
- Sonoma Shanty Plans – 2 copies
- Leo Babauta’s minimalist life – 2 copies
- Lloyd Kahn’s Tiny Homes Simple Shelter book
- Michael Janzen’s Tiny House Plans book
- Deek Diedrickson’s Humble Homes and Simple Shacks (Original book)
- Signed Sketch by Deek (sorry no picture but it will be COOL!)
- Jay Shafer’s The Small House Book
- Tumbleweed Backyard Sheds & Tiny House DIY book
- Tumbleweed XS plans
- Strawbale DVDs set
- Dan Louche’s Tiny Builders book – 2 copies
- P.A.D. Vardo Plans
- P.A.D. 12′ Vardo Plans
- P.A.D. Go House Go book
- Tammy Strobel’s Blissful Reflection
- Tammy Strobel’s SmallTopia
Here is what I need you to do to enter for a chance to win one of these great prizes: In the comment section below tell me: 1. What is your favorite Tiny House Blog post? and 2. Why it is your favorite?
I will then contact the winners and they will be announced in a post Friday, June 1, 2012. Thank you for helping make this possible! I appreciate your loyalty and the fact that you keep coming back. Let’s look forward to the next five years.
Montana Mobile Cabins have been quite busy again so far this year. They recently delivered two cabins to Glacier Trailhead Cabins. Both cabins are 18 ft x 24 ft using square log construction. Both cabins were delivered as “dry” cabins, the clients will be finishing out the cabins themselves, as the cabins are part of their rental “fleet”. The delivery from the Montana Mobile Cabins shop in Whitehall to the site was 320 miles plus or minus. This was quite an experience and the photos tell the story.
This would be a great size for a tiny house! Plenty of room for bath, kitchen, small bedroom and great room. This would be a great opportunity for someone thinking about a tiny house to vacation in a size they might think of living in. Kind of a try before you by scenario. Check out the link below if you would like to vacation in and rent one of these cabins.
You can check out where the cabins were delivered at http://www.glaciertrailheadcabins.com/
Montana Mobile Cabins has been featured on the Tiny House Blog several times, in fact my very first post was about them. They are one of my favorite log cabin builders. Dawndi Kelm of Montana Mobile Cabins recently sent me a note about a cabin they have for sale and wondered if I would share it with the Tiny House Blog readers.
This cabin is a 14 foot by 20 foot beam style log cabin and is the perfect size for a small cabin or small home. Here are the details of the construction and if you would like to learn more click here for Montana Mobile Cabins website.
- 2×6 16” on center floor joists
- Rim Joists 6×6
- Solid Floor Joist Blocking
- Floor: 3/4” tongue & groove OSB wafer board
Walls and Gables
- 10” square logs/beams, hand stacked, butt and pass corner
- Gables-framed – sided with reclaimed metal; excepting interior gable in loft, wood sided-board & bat; insulated with R19 fiberglass insulation
- Chinking throughout interior & exterior
- Window & Door Jambs-Resawn Lodgepole Pine/Fir
Loft (loft area approx. 10’x13’)
- Joists – 2×4
- Decking-2×6 rough sawn pine & fir
- Railing-2×6 rough sawn pine & fir
- Ladder to loft – rough sawn pine & fir-handcrafted
Roof System (8/12 pitch) – Ceiling
- Ridge Beam: Log
- Hand stacked Exposed Roof System: 2×6 rough sawn pine & fir mix
- Felt Paper: 1 Layer 30# Asphalt
- 2” Firestone foil back rigid insulation in roof
- Delta-rib metal roofing; color – Antique Bronze
Windows and Doors
- Windows: 3 Milguard vinyl double pane – sliding windows on main floor; 2 each in gable ends; 1 Alpine garden window on main floor
- Exterior Door: 1-36” Therma Tru Factory metal door with half light
- Montana Standard Log oil applied interior & exterior
Price is $27,500 delivered inside the state of Montana. Please contact Montana Mobile Cabins for delivery pricing and information outside of Montana.
We just finished up with our latest cabin and wanted to share with you the results. The cabin is in Philipsburg, Montana. and was built for a couple from New York as their retirement home. Following are the specs and some photos.
18×24 Cabin on full walk-out basement; 3/4 loft to be used as guest room/office, main floor: bedroom, bath, kitchen, great room. Sliding doors to bedroom and bath as a space saver. Basement unfinished – to be finished by owner at a later time.
Off grid; powered by remote start 10kw Eaton propane generator (small building to right of cabin); heated by propane stove in basement and wood burning stove on main floor. Appliances are propane. Oversize pressure tank to hold water so that the generator does not have to be run every time you want to use the water.
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