In 2011, Nothnagle Cabin in New Jersey was declared the world's oldest log cabin standing in its original place, according to real estate site

The cabin, dating back to 1638, is the oldest log cabin in the United States and is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites through the US Department of the Interior and. Its ironwork is even older, dating back to the 1590s.

It's located in the New Sweden Colony in Gibbstown, New Jersey and is on the market  for $2.9 million. The 1,800-square-foot house has three bedrooms and one bathroom. The antique cabin is attached to the home of Doris and Harry Rink, who have owned the home since 1968.

According to, Rink had been visiting the cabin since he was a boy in the 1940s helping the owners take care of it.

"The Rinks' affection and devotion to their residence, in addition to their pride and joy of it's heritage, has been their motivation in welcoming many thousands of visitors through their doors. These have included ambassadors, consulate generals, congressmen, governors, authors, professors, archaeologists and historians," the listing writes. "The historic integrity of the home must be preserved, and the owners want it to remain open to guided tours and visitors to continue sharing its wealth of history for years to come."

The Rinks are so attached to the home that the buyer must agree to a "life estate" where the Rinks will continue their tours "care for their beloved residence." The sale also includes artifacts, antique furnishings and fixtures.

The house was built bu Finnish Settler Antti Niilonpoika, whose name was Americanized to Anthony Neilson. writes that the cabin originally measured 16 by 22 feet and had dirt floors. In 1730, when it turned 100, pine floors and a staircase were added. "Before that the younger children would have to climb a ladder to reach their sleeping quarters."