Kentucky Log Cabin for Sale

Kentucky Log Cabin for Sale

***Sold***Linda Paulus contacted me about their beautiful little log cabin that they are having to part with and wanted me to share it with you. Here is what Linda has to say about this little gem.

An unexpected change in life plans has led us to the hard decision to sell our charming, renovated log cabin on high on the hill of twelve acres.

The little log cabin would be perfect for the writer, gardener or artist who needs a peaceful retreat or for a generous friend with room to invite six friends up for the weekend for a getaway escape.

Kentucky Cabin Front Porch

With a footprint of 20 x 20 ft, fireplace and small kitchen downstairs along with a small shed in the back; forced air furnace and hot water tank in the shed with plenty of room to store tools and a grill.

Cozy bedroom and bathroom with clawfoot tub upstairs. Beautiful oak and red cedar wood floors, new metal roof. Stunning views for miles front and back. You’ll have your own little orchard of peaches, pears, apples, grapes and nuts. Great-tasting water from a deep well. Large tobacco barn to store equipment or animals; large cattle barn to tear down for valuable wood or for conversion to a stunning, one-of-a-kind home.

Cabin Bathroom

Cabin Upstairs

Very private, rural paradise yet only fifteen minutes from Elizabethtown, Ky, and one hour fifteen minutes south of Louisville, Kentucky. Go for walks through wildflower paths to spy on the bluebirds and cardinals, built a little gazebo in the serene and hidden juniper patch, sit with friends around a bonfire and watch the stars that look close enough to touch.

Side view of the porch

Grow the most fragrant lavender along with the richest-tasting tomatoes you’ll ever eat; plenty of room to expand upon our little garden. You’ll see wild turkey and deer around every corner.

We’re sorry to have to let it go, but are sure the next lucky owners will love it as much as we do. Asking $150,000 or best offer for our gem. Any questions, please contact Linda at linda.paulus(at) Visit her blog for more photos and information about their unique cabin. Also be sure and tell Linda you heard about the cabin on the Tiny House Blog.

Beautiful original wood floors

Kitchen shelves

Chinked walls and beamed ceiling downstairs

Back Door Handle

Cabin with hammock

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Denise - May 14, 2010 Reply

This is truly my dream home and situation. Only wish I could take advantage of this wonderful opportunity! Best Wishes as you part with your precious gem.

Tim - May 14, 2010 Reply

Absolutly beautiful!

Char - May 14, 2010 Reply

That is an OUTRAGEOUS PRICE for the area, in addition you will absolutely freeze to death in the winter. Trust me, I’m from Alaska and lived in Louisville for 2 years. I know of what I speak.

    alfred - May 14, 2010 Reply

    “That is an OUTRAGEOUS PRICE for the area”

    Perhaps, Char…

    I presume you speak as a realtor or appraiser who works full time in the area. If so, I am a bit surprised that you are not the least bit hesitant to comp the property even without know the major significant details, like how many acres it is on.

    In short, I am continually surprised by the freely offered (and mean spirited) real estate appraisals that appear here.

    Folks, perhaps we can just wish Linda well. Its a cute place, after all.


      Char - May 14, 2010 Reply

      It says it has 12 acres with the cabin. Go on craigslist, or some real estate site and check for yourself about the prices for property in that area if you don’t believe me. Buying that cabin is buying the staging. Sure, good luck to them, but let the buyer beware 😀

      Tim - May 14, 2010 Reply

      I Have to agree with alfred, it seems like there are times when people voice there feelings in rather negative ways on here. I think the place is fantastic, and let the buyer do the related price comparisons before spending their money….if they are happy with the selling price then everyone is happy, if not then they can negoiate before purchase. Good luck to the seller, and who ever buys it I hope you are happy in this beautiful home!

        Michael O'Leary - May 15, 2010 Reply

        I don’t think there is anything wrong with offering up an opinion about poorly valued property. Inflated values and overblown expectations were partially to blame for the bubble we all were sitting on when it popped.

        Perhaps if a few more folks had spoken up back in 2002 when people were getting nuts with property values we’d be better off. Maybe you should consider CHAR’s post an informational gem.

          alfred - May 16, 2010 Reply

          Although you are partly right about the cause of the bubble (there is plenty of blame to go around), I am not sure this relevant here, and I disagree strongly that Char’s post was an “informational gem”.

          Offering a very negative ill-conceived opinion on a specific property without knowing all the facts is, to be polite not nice. Its hard enough to value any property, especially in this market and its harder still to value rural property where comps are few and frequently dis-analogous.

          Without knowing knowing the market intimately, the specifics of the property itself, the abutters, neighborhood factors and the like, it is simply not possible to offer a well grounded opinion of value.

          Char sounds bitter and vindictive (it was not enough to denigrate the property, but she moves on to the weather). I can’t see how this helps anyone other than letting Char vent.

          If I were Linda the seller, I’d be hurt and angry. I’ll be happy to be corrected if wrong, but I doubt Char has seen the property or currently sells/appraises in the county in which it is located.

          Tim’s comment here is right: its the job of the buyer to do due diligence. And as any realtor will be happy to tell you, a property is worth not what the neighbors think, or what an appraiser says, or the bank will loan on, but what a willing buyer and a willing seller agree to.

Deek - May 14, 2010 Reply

“Gettin’ Lucky in Kentucky!”….

No, the price seems high, but then again, the place is VERY nicely outfitted and incredibly cozy/charming looking. I could live there!

“Freeze in Louisville” though? I’m from MA, and its not even that awful up here….I’d imagine KY winters would me MUCH milder….(with the exception of this past years BIZARRE weather, of course)

-Derek “Deek” Diedricksen
-Author of “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks…”
-Host of “Tiny Yellow House” TV

    Char - May 14, 2010 Reply

    There was an Ice Storm that took the power down for 2 weeks in the winter of 2008. and a smaller one in the winter of 2009. Yeah, Kentucky has bizarre winter weather, and freezing one’s ass off is not at all unusual. just saying… plus you don’t get snow to insulate, along with the freezing temperatures..

Cheryl - May 14, 2010 Reply

Very charming and rustic. If some think its pricey they should see my state.
I liked how they decorated it. Who needs a big house.

CristianTR - May 15, 2010 Reply

Too expensive.
Nicer offer in France:

MJ - May 15, 2010 Reply

Seeing this on another site, it is a whole lot more than just the cabin…which looks wonderful, and this site has many, many more photos

Steve Hathaway - May 15, 2010 Reply

It happens with every snug, beautiful cabin like this–I start thinking ‘how could I make it work?’. I’m not in a position to buy–not seriously thinking about doing so, but I’m thinking “what if there were a group of people chipping in, so it was a sort of time share deal, and each of those twelve acres became the site for small houses (built with the scrap from the barn?).” Maybe the current owners could be part of the group so they could keep in touch with this site–it looks so lovingly cared for that I’m guessing it was a future retirement plan. It’d be a happy ending (to some degree?) if they could still enjoy it.

As far as the input about the price–maybe there’s a gentler way of giving that info, but I’m glad to have it. Knowing that similar pieces in that area would go for less makes the ‘dream’ seem a bit more realistic–and it might help make a sale happen on this cabin/land, if people think they have a basis for getting it for less.

Anderson - May 15, 2010 Reply

This place and 12 acres would sell for $400-500 grand in my location.

BURNYHOSUE - May 17, 2010 Reply

What is the acreage of land this is on?

Surely you would mention that if it’s significant.

You’re head must be full of woodchippings me thinks. Good luck.

    Kent Griswold - May 17, 2010 Reply

    It is on 12 acres and is in the description but is spread out through the post.

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deborah - May 18, 2010 Reply

Sorry to disagree, but it IS what the bank thinks if you are applying for a mortgage. They are not going to give a loan on an over-inflated property.

This is as cute as a bug in a rug, but I agree with some of the others here…too over-priced for the area, the times, and good conscience.

Hunter Hampton - May 19, 2010 Reply

I can’t believe the people who think this is overpriced. I think it’s a great price, and the seller has asked for offers so the price isn’t firm.

If I were looking to buy a small farm in KY I’d be all over this.

The land and the barn, plus the cabin make it a great deal.

Alexander Cochran - May 19, 2010 Reply

that is the problem with realestate agents and banks the know the price of everything and the value of nothing. It is precisely this mioptic view o the selling price of the house next door that allowed people to lose sight of the value of a particular property to a particular person. I cant judge this property because my circumstances require that I live near Duke Medical Center currently, however I have owned 4 houses in my lifetime and without exception every house provided me with what I needed at the time for a price I could afford. Perhaps the purchaser of this house will be able to say the same, It looks like this could actually be a self supporting organic herb farm with owner financing, in which case the value might be analised quite differently even by a bank. Enjoy your house, sorry you have to leave.

SJ - June 13, 2010 Reply

Is it hard to get to? Are the roads pretty good? I would like to get directions from I-65.

Leslie - July 19, 2010 Reply

While I know nothing of the real estate prices in Kentucky,regarding the dispute over the weather, Kentucky is in USDA zone 6. This means the winters there are often 10-0 degrees F., but as someone else pointed out, there isn’t significant snow to provide insulation. I would also like to say that winters in different locations feel different. I live in Mobile, AL, and our winters often seem harsher to someone not from here than to a native despite the warm temps because of the high humidity. It is a “wet cold” even though the themometer doesn’t read it as being all that cold, but the wet cold just seems to get into a person’s bones – does that make sense? If not, ask questions and I’ll try to explain further.

Who knows? This may be the deal of a lifetime. Prices are what a willing buyer and seller agree upon. Still, I read these threads and remembered how I grew up in Iowa although I have lived in Mobile for many years now. I love Mobile but I know that the homes in Iowa are much better built for winter.

So the person who made the comments re Alaska weather vs Kentucky weather might very well be right.

debbie - August 3, 2010 Reply

Does any one know if the cabin and 12 acres are sold yet?

    Kent Griswold - August 3, 2010 Reply

    There is a sale pending but it would not hurt to contact them to make sure everything is final if you are interested.

Anne - August 8, 2010 Reply

Lovely cabin. Priced a tad high considering the area… But with all the work applied to it, for the right buyer, perhaps not. Would be curious what the offer was and if it sold also…

    Kent Griswold - August 10, 2010 Reply

    The house is sold as of 8-10-2010. I believe they sold it for $125,000, though I have not received the final details.

wendy miller - December 3, 2011 Reply

what is least you would take what kind of heat n do u have pics of kitchen

Karen Graves - January 14, 2014 Reply

I came and looked at the cabin a few years back with my cousins whom lived in Leitchfield. You were asking $72,000. I fell n love the very moment I entered. I have not stopped thinking about the home. I would dream at night of living in it! For Real!
It saddens me to hear that you sold it. I have the money now as I did not have it then..I remember offering you $70,000.00 and heard that you changed your mine and decided to keep it after all.
I am so devastated.
and cry all the time when I think of it being sold and not to me. I am glad to hear that you got more money for it.Many prayers to you and you better half
I hope that you and your husband are in good health
Peace and Blessings….Karen Graves

Karen Graves - January 14, 2014 Reply

If this should ever be for sale again, I want first dibs
Karen Zeigler

terry hankins - August 24, 2014 Reply

Looks nice, price seems very high for a 20 x 20 cabin. Terry

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