Historic House Listings

Sold. I like this! The Boreal Hut, Circa 1918. On 41 acres in Minnesota. $174,500

August 10, 2023

This would be quite a retreat! Love the rustic interior! Only downside, there is an outhouse. The “Boreal Hut” was built in 1918. It is located on 41 acres in Cotton, Minnesota. The home features hand hewn logs, hardwood floors and log walls. It says there is year round access, but I can’t imagine using an outhouse in the dead of winter. Guess one could always use a bedpan. Two bedrooms and 870 square feet. $174,500

Contact Dave Lilja with Think Minnesota Realty: 612-810-8779

From the Zillow listing:


Welcome to The Boreal Hut! Yes, this is a 40+ acre parcel with a 100+ year old hand hewn homestead on those 40+ acres. It is however, much more than just land and a structure. This homestead can never be re-created. You cannot fast forward 70+ year old red pines, tamarack, black spruce and mosses thousands of years old. Nor can you recreate a log home that has seen the seasons come and go over the past 100+ years. It simply cannot be done. . If you are looking for peace, beauty, sights, smells, sounds and touches of the boreal forest, look no further than The Boreal Hut. If only to look out the window with a cup of tea, go for a walk in the red pines, a ski in the bog, listen to the owls, or pick wildflowers in the meadow, we welcome you to our part of the North Woods. Year round access



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