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The Oldest Log Cabin in the U.S. is up for Grabs

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If you’re willing to spend $3 million dollars, you could own a small piece of American history. The C.A. Nothnagle cabin is one of the oldest surviving cabins in the United States, and it’s up for sale.

The Finnish log cabin is located in Gibbstown, N.J. and was built sometime between 1638 and 1643. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

According to Atlas Obscura, Larry and Doris Rink have owned the 16 by 22 ft. cabin since 1968. Harry has been caring for the cabin though since 1940 when his grandparents owned it. The Rinks now live on the property in a new structure, leaving the cabin open to operate as a public museum. They hope the new owners will continue to the tradition.

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By removing plaster, paint, wallpaper and Ivy, the Rinks restored the cabin to expose its original façade.

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When the Finnish were building the cabin back in the 1600’s they didn’t use nails. Instead Harry Rink tells the New York Times that they fit each log together in a double dovetail fashion to make the structure stronger.

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Inside the log cabin you’ll find historical artifacts and furniture representative of the times.

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The one-room cabin was a functioning residence until 1918 when previous owners built a two-story home nearby.

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Those looking into purchasing the cabin will be happy to know that it also comes with a gazebo, shed, machine shop and four-car garage.

If you’re interested in snatching up this little piece of history, you can schedule a private showing through Estately.

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The Oldest Log Cabin in the U.S. is up for Grabs