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Tiny House: A Vintage Cabin With a Starry Background in Los Padres Forest

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    Country Cute Outhouse

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    Al Fresco Entertaining

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    Little Cabin in the Woods

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When we spotted this rustic cabin in the woods, we thought it was the ultimate getaway. The 300-square-foot cottage located in Los Padres National Forest is a steal for $85,000.

However, this tiny house also brings the sheen of Hollywood glamour. The owners, who prefer to remain anonymous, have had the cabin for 20 years -- and they're in show biz.

So going from "the belly of the beast to paradise," as they put it, in just 60 minutes from Los Angeles was a major draw for the couple, who raved about the back-to-the-land appeal of their vacation home. It's located outside the town of Frazier Park, CA, and only a short drive to shopping, dining, and a post office.

The owners, who now have longer stretches of free time, are selling the property to get a "cabin on wheels" for extended road trips.

Granted, the quaint cottage is lacking some creature comforts. The bathroom -- or lack of one indoors -- could be a deal breaker for some.

But the pink-hued outhouse is "country cute," according to listing agent Sandra Miloszar.

She notes that it is possible to install an indoor bathroom if you're into that sort of thing. If the outhouse is A-OK with you, the place is ready for a buyer to move in.

The running water in the kitchen is sourced by a local artesian spring, which we're guessing also supplies the occasional sponge bath. However, if you choose to shower outdoors, it's plenty private. "The cabin sits on a half-acre, and it's about 100 yards off the forest road among beautiful Jeffrey pines," Miloszar says.

The sellers have kept the home in mint condition. Inside, it's a time capsule circa 1935 -- there's a rock-and-mortar fireplace and a vintage 1920s Hotpoint Table Leg Electric stove and oven.

Updates include a sleeping loft and new roof. The petite but practical kitchen features a rollout island, an oversize sink, and a microwave-convection oven combo.

With an open floor plan, a vaulted ceiling, and large windows, space is maximized.

The vacation home can be reached year round, in snow or sun. There's plenty of room to entertain friends, as long as they don't mind pitching a tent or driving up in an RV. The cabin sleeps four.

Outdoor activities range from biking and hiking to horseback riding and four-wheeling. Pyramid Lake is 30 minutes away for fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking, and camping.

Or you can sit back, read a book, and bird-watch. At night, you can simply gaze at the stars. And this time, we're referring to the celestial kind.