1910 Log Cabin in Roundup, MT

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Added to OHD on 5/2/21   -   Last OHD Update: 5/17/21   -   30 Comments

1 Foothill Rd, Roundup, MT 59072

Map: Aerial

  • $100,000
  • 2 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1680 Sq Ft
  • 0.95 Ac.
This property features a historic mining camp with two "homes" built into the sandstone rimrocks. Property has a well, septic and power on the property. Un-zoned and no CCR's on file so the sky is the limit with this property. Home is being sold "as-is" seller makes no representation or guarantee on condition. Home is listed on MTDEQ as a methamphetamine contaminated property.
Contact Information
Jason Lillie, eXp Realty
Cell: 406-670-7314 Office: 406-200-8739
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30 Comments on 1910 Log Cabin in Roundup, MT

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12622 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    What a shame, such an interesting, unique property!

    More info about what MTDEQ is:

    • That’s a big negative, but on the other hand, the rehab work will go really fast.

    • https://digital.olivesoftware.com/olive/ODN/SanAntonioExpressNews/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=SAEN%2F2019%2F08%2F09&entity=Ar00104&sk=1E46304E# Shared from the 8/9/2019 San Antonio Express eEdition regarding another historic home with a meth lab contamination problem.
      “People with expertise in both limestone and the chemicals used in methamphetamine would need to assess the property, society executive director Vincent Michael said.

      โ€œCertainly there are terrible toxic chemicals in a methamphetamine lab that can seep into any soft materials,โ€ like carpets and curtains. But the structure of the house itself, made from limestone from Buda, could potentially be salvaged, he said.

      โ€œGenerally speaking, Texas limestone is a porous stone,โ€ restoration manager Ron Bauml said in an email.

      Whether the walls of the Evans House absorbed the chemicals from the meth lab โ€œis highly dependent on whether or not the interior limestone surfaces are coated with a plaster and paint, or are they bare limestone,โ€ he said.

      โ€œIt would take some chemical analysis of samples from all interior finish materials to know for sure,โ€ Bauml said.”
      The caves are likely contaminated and the wood home

  2. KarenBKarenB says: 343 comments
    1885 KY farm center chimney cape style

    Would have loved seeing the inside of the cabin and also the two living quarters in the sandstone. Those I imagine are cool as can be, literally! If I wanted solitude, not much land to tend to this might just be a place to consider. Perhaps the vibe I get may be due to past illegal activity LOL!

  3. ScottjScottj says: 69 comments

    It is a shame but at least it is disclosed. Speaking for myself I would never feel safe there, healthwise and otherwise.

  4. BethanyBethany says: 3468 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Is this the first official meth house ever posted on OHD?

  5. I’ve seen meth clean ups on a YouTube channel. I was surprised to learn that crime scene cleaners also do meth remediation.

    The property sounds just right to retire to and enjoy life

    • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 1008 comments
      OHD Supporter

      I took a look (is there ANY topic which isn’t covered somewhere on YouTube?) and felt somewhat queasy. Not sure I’d be able to get past knowing what had been done in my home/to my home before I moved in. This is such a wonderful and unique property, otherwise. Are there any implications to be drawn regarding the area populace? Sigh.

      • Sue S.Sue S. says: 273 comments
        1916 Craftsman

        If by implications you mean the meth issue, then no, not really — or at least no more so than any other town, city, and rural area. Meth production is in every state, and if anyone thinks their little corner of the world is 100% angelic, think again. Roundup is generally a nice little town, less than an hour’s drive from Billings, and full of history.

        With proper remediation, I wouldn’t be any more afraid of this property than I would be with one that had mold, asbestos, or lead paint. Renting it out for filming would be interesting. Check out the Montana Film Office web site — besides gorgeous photos, tax info, and casting calls, one can list one’s property to be considered as a filming site.

        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12622 comments

          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

          • JimHJimH says: 5653 comments
            OHD Supporter

            The meth report here was 20 years ago, so the clean-up and inspection protocol may be mostly paperwork. Besides the usual tests and inspections, I’d check with local authorities about more recent drug activity in the area.

            The location is Klein, a few miles south of Roundup. Mining era houses are always interesting for the history.

        • PuristaPurista says: 239 comments

          I think using this as a film site is an excellent idea. I’d start with the producers of ”Breaking Bad.” I’d leave it as-is until they were done with the next series, then I’d call in the fellas in the YouTube video. Although, on second thought, since we’re all wearing masks and Tyvek jumpsuits already, maybe that would be redundant.

        • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 1008 comments
          OHD Supporter

          We each pick our own poisons, right? Apparently, my personal No No list includes a home where every permeable surface has been sprayed with “proprietary chemical(s)”. I suppose it has to do with what would/would not give me a sense of comfort when contemplating the history of my home.

          • PuristaPurista says: 239 comments

            I think a lot of the people I grew up with, some of whom are, against all odds, still alive, would be very excited by the idea of ”proprietary chemicals.” There would be a bidding war if they knew of this place followed by a frenzy of post-abatement wall-licking.

            But more seriously, we need to think of the National Register. As most of us know, some of the eligibility criteria are association with a famous person, important architecture of course, playing a significant role in some event, and not least, housing some important local industry or other activity.

            Well that’s where this spread is a shoe-in. The aboriginal Pen de Nez built the rock house under the cave lip and traded and processed peyote there. The homesteader grew poppies. During Prohibition this was a HOOCH distillery. The hippies grew mushrooms here. And finally, in the 21st century it evolved into a meff lab. Any ethical preservationist would think twice before pressure-washing all that history away.

  6. MJGMJG says: 2725 comments
    OHD Supporter


    Wow this is like old Western era movie set type property. It is a shame that it was used for this activity. What a cool property.

    • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 1008 comments
      OHD Supporter

      While I was looking at it, in the back of my mind I was wondering if it could generate any income by being used as a movie set. It’s pretty damn distinctive.

  7. PuristaPurista says: 239 comments

    Man up. What’s a little meff? This one’s an easy mod. Clip the corners and you got yourself a hogan.

  8. Contaminated well water is pretty serious. Sandstone is porous as well, not sure how to get that residue off of sandstone.

  9. LSWhitneyLSWhitney says: 45 comments
    Exeter, RI

    That was hysterical. Thanks.๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

  10. LurquhaLurquha says: 25 comments

    Is the well contaminated? How do you find out the level of contamination inside the homes. And with it being a porous surface how would you decontaminate it without destroying the property? Is the wooden home also contaminated were there labs in all the homes on this property or just in one?

  11. DreamOnDreamOn says: 161 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Purista you are a trip!!! Never laughed so hard on OHD.
    The property is way cool and could be used for so many things. I’d love to see inside.


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