Beware! Gardening is More Dangerous Than You Think
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Beware! Gardening is More Dangerous Than You Think

If you’re assembling a timber frame garden building, constructing a pool or simply mowing your lawn, it pays to exercise proper safety precautions. According to CPSC data, every year approximately 400,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries from lawn and garden tools. Top of the ‘most dangerous’ list are riding lawnmowers and garden tractors […]

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A Gift Guide for Outdoor Enthusiasts
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A Gift Guide for Outdoor Enthusiasts

There are many reasons people become outdoor enthusiasts, from enjoying the beauty of nature to escaping the rat race of modern society. The outdoorsy types usually find calm and rejuvenation in being outdoors. In fact, many scientific studies find the following benefits that come from spending time outdoors: Fresh air, which improves brain function Vitamin […]

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Tiny House Parking Jamaica, Vermont $400/month

A beautiful spot next to a weathered barn, your own private space tucked away under an old sugar maple. Space includes fresh clean drinking water from onsite well. RV 30-amp electricity. A sewer line is ready to be connected to your tiny house that can accept both grey water and toilet waste. Room enough to […]

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Magical Mountain Hideaway Listed Now

I am the founder and senior designer here at Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc. As I roll into my third decade of building I continue to expand opportunities for others. On this occasion, I have ten acres I would like to pass along to a lucky and deserving sole. The land is sloping to the south […]

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How did you get started with Jamaica Cottage Shop?

This must be one of the most frequently asked questions I personally receive when folks meet me in person. The year was 1995, I was 26 years old. After living out doors with my two dogs for the past summer behind Equinox Mountain in “Bear Town” a long hollow deep into Sandgate, Vermont I was […]

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Work to Live or Live to Work

Tiny House Village Now Accepting Applications Wow! That is what we want to hear. A tiny house village where folks with their own tiny houses can come and park and live with like minded individuals. Fill out an application and stay for the season or build your own tiny home and join the tiny home […]

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The Story of a Spit Rat

Shelter is a roof over your head. A place to rest, rejuvenate and prepare for what will come next in your life’s journey. It is not where you live or what you live in. It is the surroundings you keep. Having a sense of belonging to a community among like-minded folks creates a bond of […]

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New Tiny Houses on Wheels by Kim Rak

There are some more wonderful designs coming out of Jamaica Cottage Shops work-spaces these days. A big fan of their new 8×16 Cross Gable Tiny House on a Trailer design from this past winter, I have been noticing I am not the only one excited about the #tinyhousesonwheels movement– Jamaica Cottage Shop is also adapting existing designs […]

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For DIY Builders by Kim Rak

When I work on the many segments of Jamaica Cottage Shops media, curating thousands of photographs & building written material, I notice areas of interest that are available, but may not currently be recognized enough as part of Jamaica Cottage Shops inventory. One area that is emerging is a handy resource, the parts & accessories […]

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Wood Pellet Storage Bins by Kim Rak

I like the idea of these sturdy pellet (or feed) storage bins. Anything utilitarian that fits in a camp, cottage or cabin suits me just fine. Made by Vermont craftsmen of high quality eastern white pine (or cedar) with tongue & groove construction, they can hold a hefty 200 + lbs of wood pellets. (Six […]

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