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Special Delivery: This Tiny Log Cabin Just Needs a Little Land to Sit On

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    Log Cabin, Rapid City, SD

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    Kitchen

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    Bathroom

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    Loft

Small on the outside, spacious on the inside, this 672-square-foot log cabin in Rapid City, SD, packs serious perks for its $79,000 price tag.

"It's like the Honda Civic of houses," says listing agent Michael Harmon.

The small home holds a surprising number of distinct interior spaces. There are two bedrooms (each big enough to fit a queen-size bed), one full bathroom, a half-bath, a loft, and a multifunctional space that contains a kitchen, dining area, and living room.

The feel is rustic yet open because of the 14-foot vaulted ceiling and multiple windows.

"There is no dead air attic space -- it's completely open inside," Harmon says. "The vaulted ceilings and open spaces make it feel larger."

And the cabin's low price doesn't equate to low quality. In fact, long-term durability and energy efficiency are two of the biggest bonuses of this cool cabin. For example, the 22-gauge metal roof comes with a 100-year warranty.

The cabin was built using solid-core techniques, meaning the wood walls are solid instead of hollow. Hollow logs can lead to mildew, mold, and rodent infestations, but the wood on this home will get better with age.

"It wears in rather than wears out," Harmon explains. "It's like a good pair of leather shoes as opposed to cheap tennis shoes. The more you use it, the better it looks and feels."

It certainly sounds amazing, but what if you're not looking to pack it in and relocate to South Dakota? That's not a problem -- this home can be delivered anywhere in the country via transport company. All you have to do is provide the destination on which the cabin can sit.

Built by Rosebud Log Homes, a company that has been building log cabins for 16 years, this cabin is a classic example of modular tiny living. Harmon says the modular or premanufactured home sector is a rapidly growing segment of the housing market.

Some buyers purchase the log homes as a second home or a hunting lodge. But others buy them as a primary (tiny!) residence. Harmon says they're perfect for older people wanting to downsize or young couples just starting out.

So if you're looking for a home on your range or just looking to make your best childhood log-home building dream come true, this cabin may be calling your name.