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Unique Log Cabin in Minnesota

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Take a look at this lovely log cabin owned by Matt and Mary Enderles and located in north central Minnesota. Their gorgeous cabin is located on the shores of Minnesota’s Lake Minnewawa. The couple was so pleased to build their own log home in 2004, that their friends now refer to it as the Hobbit house since it is so attractive. Also, the entrance door is exquisitely built. It ended up being 900 square feet in all, which was just right for the couple who built the cabin to use as a temporary residence while they built a larger home. When the recession came, their plans changed, and they were forced to stay in their smaller home. Matt is an artist who enjoys collecting unique wood pieces to use in future projects. He’s also spent over 35 years working in the custom log building industry, which provides him with lots of opportunities to gather wood pieces. Extreme Interiors International Log Home Builders is now owned by him and Mary. They added some character to their log cabin with one of the crooked logs he had been preserving for a while, keeping the log riches in mind. The log at the entryway to their cabin is now that log, and the other posts are made of white cedar trees. When porcupines knaw at the trees, they grow in this curled shape, and the trees continue to grow for years thereafter. Loggers and builders don’t choose these pieces because they aren’t of the quality they desire, but Matt has his eye on a few of them and takes them home whenever he can.

They built the log cabin smaller so that it would be easier to maintain and build, as well as to heat. There is one bedroom and one bathroom in the cabin. It also includes all of the modern amenities, such as an efficient furnace, in-floor heating, air conditioning, a full-size washer and dryer, an oven, a dishwasher, and a huge refrigerator. Because it’s always so pleasant to come in from the cold and feel the warmth beneath your feet, in-floor heating was perhaps their favorite addition to the log cabin. Near the cabin, the couple has side-by-side patios that were installed after the cabin was already finished. They also enjoy spending a lot of time outside, walking around the yard and sunbathing. The pair enjoys hosting friends for beverages, campfires, and marshmallow roasts on their lakeside terrace. They also enjoy fishing and going out on their boat. Squirrels, raccoons, deer, and even otters are among the species that the couple likes viewing on their land.

Many of Matt’s handcrafted inventions can be found around the cabin, including the lovely entertainment stand in the living room that he created from a cedar tree with diamond willow accents. The TV components are housed inside the hollowed-out tree, while the TV itself is mounted on the wall above the stand. From white cedar, juniper, and diamond willow trees, he created a one-of-a-kind king-size headboard and bed frame. A 130-year-old log is on display in the family room, and thanks to the rodents, it’s shaped like a slingshot once again. Matt was able to neatly fit four windows into the log and installed the entire feature himself. Matt is the type of guy who, if he doesn’t have a project, will make one just for the joy of it, and this has resulted in some fantastic improvements to their log cabin.

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