My Tiny Cabin In Kentucky

by Amy Gregory

Our cabin is a tiny 10 x 20 located on property that has been in the family since the 1800’s. The cool part is that I was reunited with my family after being separated for 32 years. I lost both parents in a car accident as a child. They died a year apart. The tragedy caused the families to separate. I lost contact with my mothers side for 32 years.

Now I am lucky enough to own a piece of my family history! Family and history are everything to me. Especially after spending a life time looking for them. I’m including a picture of my cousins and I just to let you know how special this place is to me. πŸ™‚

The area is just beautiful! The cabin is nestled in the woods and has a great view of a waterfall known as the Mill Dam. It got its name from our ancestors. There used to be an old mill there.

Our cabin is a dry cabin and it is off the grid. The Amish built the shell for us. It has a sleeping loft, kitchenette, cathedral ceilings, porch, metal roof, and a wood stove. Since it is a dry cabin, we plan to build an outdoor shower similar to the photo below.

I hope you enjoy the photos. Let us know if you have any questions. FYI our cabin is called JaCk’s Place. This stands for my families first name initials. Joe Amy Connor Keagan. (My husband, myself and my children!)


“JaCks Place” from KY

Our land before we cleared it


Our land after we cleared it.
The proud owners πŸ˜‰


Our view


Our view of the waterfall


The dam years ago when there was a mill. Our ancestors are in the picture.


Our cabin before our front steps were complete. The husband built the firepit.


Building the steps


Us on the front porch after building
the steps


Our kitchenette. Made out of a workbench. Shellacked , cut a spot for the sink, add fabric and it’s done!




The family pond


The girl cousins aka “women of strength”


Ahhh the field of wildflowers πŸ™‚


Our watermelon on our porch from the summer



The latest look at our tiny cabin.


Time for a break, until next spring. View from the porch!


Next spring project 2015… To be continued πŸ˜‰

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Sue - November 20, 2014 Reply

Love it! What really caught my eye? The ‘Bear Feet’ sign. πŸ˜‰

Becca - November 20, 2014 Reply

Welcome – BEAR feet please πŸ™‚

Love all the pictures, thanks for sharing.

Swabbie Robbie - November 20, 2014 Reply

What a beautiful setting for your cabin. Ponds and waterfalls Wow!

I have been blessed to live on river frontage of the Kickapoo River in the Driftless area of Western Wisconsin for 40 years. I never grow tired of being near the water and hiking the woods with y dog. Your’s is a wonderful place for your child to grow up.

The cabin is a cute, tight little home. What more could one need?

Maria - November 20, 2014 Reply

Such a beautiful story and a beautiful place! Best of luck to you and your family!

Kari - November 20, 2014 Reply

Love the story and the photos!!

Jillian Leigh - November 20, 2014 Reply

Wow!!!!!! And that field of flowers! Beautiful!! More pictures!! Do you have running water? A type of electrical system? Composting toilet?

Terry - November 20, 2014 Reply

Such beautiful views! Love your cabin and your property. What a great place to raise your boys. Thanks for sharing.

Mel - November 20, 2014 Reply

What a wonderful story (and land and house). Family & history are what give us our identity! Thanks for sharing

John in Brisbane - November 20, 2014 Reply

Gorgeous little spot :-). That is the real world, right there.

Curt - November 20, 2014 Reply

Fantastic. My favorite aspect is your outdoor shower; it is beautiful! Enjoy!

Phoebe Long - November 20, 2014 Reply

Your place is beautiful. My mother’s family is from Kentucky. Booneville I think. I always wanted to visit. Maybe someday. You are very blessed to have such a beautiful place. Enjoy your family. They are precious.

lucy bobb - November 20, 2014 Reply

how lucky you are to find your family again… & a wonderful homesite. Have you considered hydroelectric?

Eric - November 20, 2014 Reply

A million dollar view and property to be sure. Love how large you made the steps.
Solar and a water tank and your set for life.
is there is some good smallmouth bass in the creek?

Tivana - November 20, 2014 Reply

Lucky you! What a beautiful place. I love the setting.

Tre Deuce - November 20, 2014 Reply

Beautiful setting and that applies equally to the lovely ‘Women of Strength’

Jules Simmons - November 20, 2014 Reply

Hello fom Australia…..your cabin and land are awesome!

Teresa - November 21, 2014 Reply
Check out another photo of a dam with my hubby’s ancestors! We might be kin and have to make a tiny house connection. πŸ˜€

Helen - November 22, 2014 Reply

I love it!! Your land is beautiful! I’m envious. Would love to see more pics.

Pat - November 23, 2014 Reply

Your story was fun to read. Thank you for sharing.

Melinda Pollard - September 25, 2017 Reply

Can you put a tiny house on wheels on land in Kentucky? Love your place!!

    Kent Griswold - September 25, 2017 Reply

    You need to research the county or town restrictions. It is different everywhere so no easy answer.

Frank - November 24, 2017 Reply

Love it! Do you have solar for power?

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