This Cabin for Sale Used to Be a Rollercoaster

published Aug 24, 2018
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Since everyone loves a home with a good backstory, here’s one that will take you for a heck of a ride. This charming cabin in Stevensville, Michigan might be planted on solid ground, but its ties to the amusement park industry prove that what goes up can actually come down and fall nicely into place.

The two-bedroom, one-bathroom home was built in 1974 by a local glass artist who repurposed wood from the Silver Beach Amusement Park roller coaster, which ceased operating three years prior. Constructed in the style of an A-frame home, the 1,399-square-foot woodsy retreat still has its original pine flooring and cabinetry. The open floor plan includes a spacious, window-filled living area with stone fireplace and a kitchen with washer and dryer. The two bedrooms combined with a lofted library/office space offer plenty of room for lounging, studying, or sleeping.

The single-family residence sits on nearly 14 acres of land, which is located near a couple of state parks, breweries, wineries, and other attractions. According to the listing, the home’s current owners are asking for $189,900, a value they say is comparable to 47 years of avocado toast. For what it’s worth, that amount is far less than previous estimates of how many avocado toasts it costs to buy a house (FYI, if you’re looking to purchase a pad in New York, the number falls somewhere between 312 and 813 years’ worth of avocado toast).

The cabin’s serene location and storied connection to wild rides and good times, mean that buyers have enough incentive to at least look into the location to confirm whether it’s actually worth its weight in toast and trendy toppings.