Log Tobacco Barn for Sale in Virginia

Kara discovered this log tobacco barn for sale in Danville, Virginia on Craigslist. Here is what the ad has to say about the barn. I think it would make a perfect tiny house or cabin with a lot of hard work. At $2,100 it has a lot of potential.

1900’s log tobacco barn, very good condition. You dismantle and take down. Covered outside hand hewn timber, log structure. Original poles inside used to hang tobacco.

Approx size 19 x 19 without overhang poles. Stone/rock foundation. Logs are notched on ends. Covered on outside with handhewn timber on three sides so logs protected over year. Email me for photos.

Move to your location as a barn, studio or cabin. View the Craigslist ad here. View more photos here.

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Tim - May 13, 2010 Reply

Wow, this place has a lot of potential! I find a lot of beauty in old wood buildings like this, the possiblitys are almost endless. It would take a lot of work to move it, but really at that price I think it would be worth it to move and restore it. If anyone here buys this and builds this into a tiny home please let Kent know and send him pics here!!

Brillo - May 13, 2010 Reply

Pretty good odds that place ends up heating someone’s home for a couple winters.

    Tim Mc - May 16, 2010 Reply

    Why would someone spend $2K plus the time and effort of tearing the structure down, removing it from the premise to another location, then more time and effort to cut, split, and stack the material…just to use as firewood?

    That would seem to be a fools errand if ever there was one.

    Besides, having heated my old home by wood stove, I acquired an average of two cords of hardwood per season for free by being vigilant and moving quickly after storms, etc..

    But speaking of firewood, the old barn would seem to be a more than suitable structure for cord wood storage / garden shed, and storage.

Tim - May 14, 2010 Reply

I seriously doubt this ends up in a fire. Even if no one wants to move and rebuild this little barn, there is a huge market for old barn wood, old home restorations, reastuarnts, and many other places could use this wood as actents in their buildings. In colorado when someone wants to get rid of a barn and they put up an ad, they are swamped with people wanting to reclaim the wood for use on various projects.

Dan N - May 14, 2010 Reply

If it wasn’t in Danville,VA though. Danville, Va has a huge meth problem and more crime then I’d care for.

    Kent Griswold - May 14, 2010 Reply

    Hi Dan, the barn has to be taken down and moved to your own location so Danville really is not a concern, it is more the hard work of removing and rebuilding the barn.

Benjamin - May 14, 2010 Reply

I wonder if the wood smells like tobacco.

adam - May 23, 2010 Reply

When an old building gets torn from it’s original location and history, it sucks. It’s like all the crap that they hang from the ceiling in the cracker barrel restaurants. You can move the wood, but you can’t take the fieldstone foundation or the address, so what’s the point? The value is in the subtle stuff, and how it all meshes together. That is what an old building is.

tami - September 23, 2010 Reply

is this barn still available?

    Kent Griswold - September 23, 2010 Reply

    The craigslist ad is no longer up, so I am assuming it was sold.

      Mark S. - December 6, 2010 Reply

      Hi Kent,

      We bought this barn (and 2 others on the same property) in August 2010. We are still working to take them down (nail-by-nail, it’s a lot of work), and are loving the experience. These are gorgeous barns in excellent condition. We plan to move them to our land in Chatham County NC and reassemble them into cabins. We’d love to post pictures. thanks for your website, we enjoy it!

        eileen g. - November 7, 2011 Reply


        I’m in Chapel HIll and my husband and I are seriously considering an old tobacco barn….taking one down and restoring it on our property.

        Would you be willing to share with us how your project is going and
        any advice / suggestions for resources?


        Mike - November 7, 2011 Reply

        Hey Mark,

        In reference to the tobacco barns you purchased in Danville Va. I looked at these barns a few years ago. I was wondering if you have any of the logs you are not using in your reconstruction. I am in need of logs of this length for any historic farm restoration in Wilkes County.


          Annette - November 26, 2011 Reply

          I have an old log tobacco barn in Wake Forest, NC that we are looking to sale. It must be taken down and removed.

          cliff toliver - December 30, 2011 Reply

          do you still have the tobacco barn for sale that you talked about in your post

          Mike Hubbard - January 4, 2012 Reply


          Can you describe the logs. Hewed ?, length, diameter, type (pine,oak?) Is the barn in good shape?


        Sabra Whitener - April 22, 2015 Reply

        I have a tobacco barn about 15 minutes west of Danville if anyone is interested in the log!

          GT Boone - June 2, 2016 Reply

          Hi, Did you get any offers on this barn? I have three old tobacco barns I’s like to sell. Until recently, I had no idea people bought barns and used them to make something totally new. WHAT A GREAT IDEA! My barns are in Alton, VA.

        Olivia Collini - February 24, 2017 Reply

        Hi Mark! Saw above post and I live in Pinehurst NC. I own 2 tobacco barns located in Goldsboro NC that I am considering selling, moving or restoring. I just wondered if I could ask you some questions. We have Grands that live in Chapel Hill so go thru your area often. I know this post was five years ago. Thank you in advance for your time and expertise! Olivia Collini

Barbara Whitlow - May 22, 2013 Reply

I have a barn very similar to the one pictured above in Dillon county, SC. for sale. It must be dismantled and moved. 843-245-4298

Sue Brooks - October 14, 2013 Reply

I am currently looking at purchasing a tobacco barn. How do I know if the price is reasonable? What is a reasonable price for a tobacco barn?

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Deborah Rifendifer - July 20, 2015 Reply

I have a 1700’s tobacco barn that I want to sell or barter materials for a horse barn and deck or labor to remodel bathroom and building deck or barn. email at drifendifer@aol.com for pictures

Kevin Shortt - November 28, 2015 Reply

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