This couple transformed a massive wine barrel into a charming tiny house for their daughters.

The wine barrel, on the other hand, provided a good space for their daughters’ backyard bedroom, and they have been there for over a decade!The log cabin was built from whole redwood logs in the forested mountains above San Francisco. When they first saw it, it appeared to be a great deal, but they were concerned about space.When the realtor informed them that the wine barrel, which serves as an accessory dwelling unit, was not included in the package, the couple immediately made an offer.

The rustic log cabin that the Atkinsons bought.

Meanwhile, the machinery used to construct the log cabin remains on the property.It’s also incredible how the logs were connected; this allowed their house to withstand a strong earthquake without being damaged. The previous owner put a lot of thought and imagination into the home, as evidenced by all the small details throughout. The rustic setting of the log cabin contributed to its aesthetic appeal.

The Atkinson’s preserved the house’s original style and raw charm. Kitchen cabinet hardware and the living room chandelier attest to the home’s exceptional quality, which has been maintained since the 1940s. As a result, Richard and Marianne felt more at ease raising their daughters in that home. The original owner’s creativity and skills were evident in every detail of the log cabin.Marianne drew attention to many of them, but the fireplace stands out.

The construction used ancient stones, and the strategic placement of ventilation openings added visual appeal to an otherwise practical design. The original “his” and “her” cabinets in the restroom still look very vintage.The original bathroom scale used by the first owner is still present.In the log cabin, there is also a garden room where they can relax, enjoy the scenery, and occasionally see wild animals in their natural habitat.

Marianne showing the wine barrel tiny house.

The log cabin was purposefully built to be a luxurious vacation spot. Their house has everything they need, but their daughters decide to move into the wine barrel. The wine barrel was large enough to accommodate the girls who desired privacy and freedom. The barrel was originally imported from Italy in the 1960s to hold water, but its previous owners quickly recognized its potential as a home.

Marianne showing the books at the wine barrel's bottom floor.

Meanwhile, the new owners removed the flat lid, constructed an overhanging roof, and surrounded the structure with windows, leaving only the original timber staves and metal hoops for structural support. Marianne explained that the majority of their belongings were surplus. Nonetheless, according to Home Hacks, each piece fits perfectly in place. The wine barrel’s bottom floor is littered with books.

Richard telling how strong the log cabin was built by showing how the logs were linked.

It has two sofas, a coffee table, and a small kitchenette with appliances such as a microwave oven. A bedroom on the top floor is accessible via a wooden spiral staircase.The bedroom has a king-sized bed and a panoramic view of the majestic redwood forest. Following the 1906 earthquake and fire that devastated San Francisco, much of the Santa Cruz Mountains, including the area surrounding the house, were cleared.

The vintage bathroom scale at log cabin's bathroom.

Because there was no old growth on the property, the previous owner built a sawmill in 1942 and used it to mill the smaller redwoods used to build a classic log cabin with Scandinavian-Saddle notching and black thinking. He built a furnace to forge his own iron, and everything metallic in the house was made there, including the lighting, fixtures, and door and cabinet pulls.

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