Little House on the Prairie

I introduced you to Paul McMullin from Ennis, Montana in a previous post and told you I would be sharing more of his work. Here is another little cabin he built and I will let him describe it to you.

I call this one the “Little House on the Prairie.” I built this because my mental health was deteriorating as I was sitting behind my desk late winter doing my usual business stuff for that time of year. I had to get outside and produce something regardless of the weather.

This is what I built. A 14 X 16 inside with a 4 x 14 foot deck. Not knowing how it might be used I left the inside as if you were in the belly of the whale, studs, rafters, and sheeting. I live in a small town of about 1000 so I know most people and most stopped by to see what Paul’s up to. The place was completed, a for sale sign was attached and my mind was back in order.

If you would like to contact Paul you can email him at

15 thoughts on “Little House on the Prairie”

  1. This is really cute. I love the look from the front with the contrasting dark wood porch roof resting on the beam frame. Great job!

    I am wondering how much something like this costs to build and how you’d go about moving it?

    • Materials cost me around 5k but I had some laying around from other jobs I do. As for moving, you pick it up with a crane and set it on a trail and away she goes.

  2. Be still, my beating heart. I absolutely LOVE the way the windows frame that bea-U-ti-ful glass door trimmed in red. Gorgeous. And the green glass knob ~ my taste ALL the way!!! Job well done!!

    • Me, three. I have a hard time with builders who only show the outside of the tiny house since potential buyers almost always want to see the inside. I feel like Kent should make a rule about this for potential new builders because we want to support them, but we want to know what we’re getting, too.

  3. I love it. I too, would be interested in a view from the inside. I’d love to see the inside after someone does something with it!


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