Kevin’s Sod Roof Cabin

by Kent Griswold on September 14th, 2012. 24 Comments

My name is Kevin and I’m from upstate New York. I’ve been building small cabins for about ten years. One of my favorites is the cabin I built with a living sod roof on it years ago. It grows wild flowers in the summer and stays green all year long. Birds of all kind visit the sod roof in the spring time using the tall grass as nesting material while nesting close by.

sod roof cabin

The sod part of the cabin was made into a bait and tackle shop. The other half is a work shop that I do my woodworking in. I do all my own work here at the shop including carving using the chain saw right next to the sod cabin. I can also travel and carve on your property if needed for weekend festivals and fairs or for private custom orders.

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Simply Living in a Small Rustic Cabin

by Kent Griswold on May 6th, 2011. 57 Comments

by Gabrielle Songe

Each day I am blessed to awaken in my little cabin-on-wheels to look out the sliding glass doors at the morning sky dawning under the pitched roof.

For years, I have wanted a rustic home. Walking up to the cabin immediately after delivery I was struck by the fragrance of cedar emitted from the exterior siding. Following that initial impression I entered and noticed the scent of new wood throughout.

I still get tickled coming in and out of a room, looking around at the rough, pine trim everywhere, around doors, windows and corners giving the cabin the rustic appearance I long desired.

The central heat and air is all contained in an outside package unit save for a small heater in the living room that is manufactured to look like a corner fireplace below an entertainment center. In my younger years I would have scoffed at a “fake” fireplace. However, during cold winter nights it was joyful to turn on the flame and embers along with the heat. Now, I would not trade my fireplace replica for any other heater. Continue Reading »

Jorgensen 12 X 24 Rustic Cabin

by Kent Griswold on November 15th, 2010. 5 Comments

Scott Stewart is a busy builder if you hadn’t noticed and he keeps sending me these cool projects he is working on. This one he just finished and delivered to an off-grid setting.

It is a 12 foot wide 24 long rustic cabin with rustic pine lap siding. Fully insulated and finished with pine tongue and groove beaded car siding, has hardwood laminate flooring. It also has a 6 foot by 12 foot loft. It was a custom plan for Jorgensen and is placed off-grid. No plumbing or electrical was installed.

Scott says if anyone is interested he would sell you one for $9,500 picked up in his yard. If you live far away you would need to work with Scott on delivery. If you are interested call Scott at 870-213-5310 or eamil him ozarksbest@yahoo.com and Scott is located in Mountain View, Arkansas. Be sure and tell him you heard about it here.

Southern New York Cabin

by Kent Griswold on October 3rd, 2008. 12 Comments

Sam Smily of Southern New York has built this cool little cabin that I fell in love with the minute I saw it. If I wasn’t on the west coast I would see if I could take it off his hands. Milled with Quartersawn oak, it gives it a nice rustic feel.

The interior kitchen is well thought out, with lots of good cabinets for storage. With the steep metal roof tow ward off snow, it makes room for a nice sleeping loft, which is reached by a ladder. Heated with a wood stove.

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Sam is needing to relocate and may have this cabin up for sale in the near future. I am in the process of getting a few more details from him as to exact size and other specifications. I will fill in this information as soon as I receive it.

Kitchen

Kitchen

Loft

Loft

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October 3rd, 2008and filed in Stick Built
Tags: cabin, rustic cabin, Stick Built
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