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Student cabin For Sale


The current (and final) student structure – 16 X 20′ with half-loft – will be for sale at the end of June. It is similar to the cabin pictured below.


For some years now, we have constructed and sold a student/instructor-built cabin each year and a half or so. The main purpose of the building is to afford the students actual practice in building with logs. The proceeds of the sale go for paying some of the expenses of keeping the program going.

No customization of student structures is possible. The instructor and students make most of the decisions (and changes) as the building proceeds, in accordance with best practices in log building.

The price includes the shell, roof structure, i.e., plates, cap plates, a set of purlins and ridgelog – flattened and ready for boards, insulation etc. Covered as well is ongoing advice on disassembly at the school and re-erecting the building on the buyer’s final site. It is the purchasers obligation to acquire the helpers to accomplish these tasks, as well as the truck hauling. With this in mind, preference in the sale is given to former students as they will have most of the knowledge and skills to perform the finishing of the building in a workmanlike manner. They may have also been part of its creation.

It is ordinarily not anticipated that the building will be travelling beyond Minnesota or Wisconsin, and if sold to a Minnesota resident sales tax would be added.

Anyone with questions is welcome to contact Ron Brodigan at 218.365.2126.


Below is the 2010 structure, now proudly residing on a hill overlooking Lake Superior near Silver Bay, MN and owned by Shawn of Litchfield, MN. She added some very special windows, a handsome side porch and a surrounding deck system. (PS. the commode was later installed inside.)



This is the 2005 student building purchased and finished by Kevin and Karlene and moved to their property near Hibbing, Minnesota.


Another cabin built at the school, which now resides west of Ely on Highway 169 – owned by Bruce Wheelright..

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And the 2006 structure, now located on the Gunflint Trail – owned by Scott Brown of Texas.

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