Tiny homes made near Louisville

These Amish-made custom cabins are crafted just outside of Derby City.

fully constructed cabin in a warehouse

Amish Made Cabins are built on-site in Kentucky and delivered throughout the US.

Photo by Amish Made Cabins

The tiny home market started gaining popularity in the early 2000s, and it’s still building. If you’re looking to hop on the tiny home bandwagon, there’s a Louisville neighbor who can get you started.

Amish Made Cabins, a locally owned business in Shepherdsville, KY, produces — you guessed it — customized cabins + cottages that are handcrafted by the Amish.

What’s the difference between a cabin and a cottage? We’re glad you asked. The distinction comes down to what’s on the outside. Cabins have half-log siding, whereas a house with an exterior with something like shiplap is considered a cottage.

“Nothing that we do is cookie cutter,” said Jim White, who owns and operates Amish Made Cabins with his family. He explained that customers sit down with a team member to draft their new house’s layout room by room. “This is a home — and people are living in these — so we want to make sure that it’s done the right way,” he said. “The Amish quality is head and shoulders above our competition.”

Once a home’s basic layout is determined, future cabin and cottage owners select finishes, flooring, cabinetry, and more. The plans are then sent to the company’s manufacturing shop in Munfordville for Amish construction.

The completed homes can be one or two stories, and as small as 14' x 20' or as large as 32' x 60' — that’s about the width of four semi-trucks.

kitchen of a small cabin with

The interior of this cabin features knotty pine.

Photo by Amish Made Cabins

The units range from ~$50,000 up to ~$200,000, and include delivery + setup. Every home is built to code according to which state they’ll end up in.

Fun fact: Jim and his team have sent homes everywhere from Louisville to Alaska.

More info about Amish Made Cabins is available in the company’s current catalog. The Whites also offer commercial cabins, as well as other types of tiny homes through Lelands Cabins.

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