So, a dear friend of ours is selling his Lob Pine Lodge (located just 12 miles from us) and building nearer town on his new parcel of land. And, wouldn't it be groovy if it were friends of ours who bought it?!
Built in 1992 on 15 acres, it is an easy-to-care-for 336 square foot handmade cabin with a sleeping loft above. The asking price is $139,900.
Here is the realty ad write-up (with a little augmentation of my own): "A very sweet, charming cottage overlooking the Carlson Creek valley including 500' of the creek itself. The 16' x 18' cabin has cedar shake siding, a wood stove, and sleeping loft plus a nice-sized screen porch overlooking the river valley. Listen to the babbling brook and enjoy the private setting adjoining thousands of acres of state and federal land. County road frontage, easy access to the Superior Hiking Trail, many planted pine trees, and great privacy.
Furthermore, there is year-round access off our plowed county road. (Something not often found when looking for affordable land complete with cabin up here!) Non-homesteaded (seasonal) taxes are only $372 a year.