Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin

Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin

This is the Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin, near Gatlinburg Tennessee on the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

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Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin, near Gatlinburg Tennessee on the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Project Small House History - Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin: The Cabin is two cabins with a shared chimney. There is a passageway between the two attached cabins. Long porches run along the front and back of the cabin.
Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin is two cabins with a shared chimney. There is a passageway between the two attached cabins. Long porches run along the front and back of the cabin.

It is actually two cabins with a shared chimney, called a Saddlebag Cabin, like a saddlebag that goes over a horse. (The reconstructed Abraham Lincoln cabin at Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site is also a saddlebag style log cabin.)

There is a passageway between the two attached cabins.

The first cabin was built when Ogle first settled the area. The second cabin was added about five years later to accommodate the growing family.

This was a very common way to build log cabins. The size, about 18’, was the size that was as big as men could carry a massive log. You can imagine how heavy each of those logs would be.

Project Small House History - Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin:Long porches run along the front and back of Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin.
Long porches run along the front and back of Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin.

Long porches run along the front and back of the cabin.

Project Small House History - Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin: Sleeping and storage space in the second floor, reached by a ladder
Sleeping and storage space in the second floor, reached by a ladder

Together both cabins together add up to 18’ x 20’. There are low second stories accessible by a ladder through a cut-out in the ceiling.

Project Small House History - Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin: The Cabin is made of massive notched, half-dovetailed to hewn logs. As the family prospered, they put in glass windows.
Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin is made of massive notched, half-dovetailed to hewn logs.

The walls are made of hewn logs. The logs are notched, half-dovetailed to fit together.

Project Small House History - Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin: There are six doors; a front and back door to each room and doors opening into the center between the two attached cabins.
Project Small House History – Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin: There are six doors; a front and back door to each room and doors opening into the center between the two attached cabins.

There are six doors; a front and back door to each room and doors opening into the center between the two attached cabins.

Project Small House History - Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin: TheCabin roof is shingled with oak splits.
Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin roof is shingled with oak splits.

The roof is shingled with oak splits.

Project Small House History - Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin: The fireplace has a massive stone hearth with rubble surrounds.
Project Small House History – Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin: The fireplace has a massive stone hearth with rubble surrounds.

The fireplace has a massive stone hearth with rubble surrounds. The floor is made of sawn boards.

Project Small House History - Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin: When the cabin was first built, there were no glass windows. Any opening had a wooden shutter to close out the cold. Later, as the family prospered, they could afford glass panes.
When the cabin was first built, there were no glass windows. Any opening had a wooden shutter to close out the cold. Later, as the family prospered, they could afford glass panes.

When the cabin was first built, there were no glass windows. Any opening had a wooden shutter to close out the cold. Later, as the family prospered, they could afford glass panes.

Project Small House History - Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin and Barn
Project Small House History – Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin and Barn
Project Small House History - Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin and Barn
Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin and Barn
Project Small House History - Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin and Barn
Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin and Barn
Project Small House History - Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin and Barn
Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin and Barn
Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin and Barn
Project Small House History – Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin and Barn
Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin
Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin
Project Small House History - Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin and Barn
Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin and Barn