The “Ski Hut” from Jalopy Cabins

The “Ski Hut” from Jalopy Cabins

“Makers of unique small cabins, built with reclaimed materials.”

Jalopy Cabins, located in Colorado, is taking a very different approach to building small housing. Our cabins are built from a creative vision by our builder and then assembled with reclaimed materials that we have available. Each cabin will be built using a minimum of 90% reclaimed materials and is truly a one of a kind structure.

In keeping with our mission to use primarily reclaimed, salvaged, or some one else’s mistakes (for example, the windows on this cabin) we were able to build the Ski Hut just the way we envisioned.

The logs came off of the ski resort about 30 minutes from where we live and were from all the clean up they did for the slopes before the season began last year. The hand peeled round logs proved to be a lot more work but really worth the effort it in the end!

All roofing was salvaged from an older house along with the rafters. The door, which was once a bright orange, was salvaged, repainted and given new life with a working door knob.

The windows were someone’s custom order that they didn’t like so we were able to get these nice new windows for a great deal that is also inline with our goal of having energy efficient cabins.

All new insulation was used in the ceiling and floor to also help with energy efficiency. The ceiling has high density foam and the floor has radiant energy insulation.

To see earlier photos of the cabin in progress, check out our website at or view these two previous posts.

The “Ski Hut” is for sale and we are asking $18,000. Contact Lyle at or call Wolf at 970-903-3384 and mention the Tiny House Blog post.

We’ve also decided to offer a special of free set-up within a 200 mile radius for this cabin. Set-up would include helping to arrange transportation (though transportation cost is to be paid by buyer of cabin, but we can do all the coordinating), driving to the location and helping unload the cabin onto a prepped site and making sure cabin is level and everything functions as it should. Valued at $800.00.

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