Vermont for Vermonters – The ‘Jamaica Cottages’ Tale

Don Sawyer – June 2009 Can those of us “from away” conceivably become real Vermonters? Hop in the Diner Guy’s new van, we’ll soon find out. A scenic drive up Route 100 from the south to its sharp bend in Rawsonville, then two miles and a right onto Winhall Station Road will answer the question. […]

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Domenic Mangano – King of the Cottage

By Message of the Week Domenic Mangano, 39, started the Jamaica Cottage Shop 14 years ago, building doghouses in his backyard with a circular saw, a hammer and a little start-up seed money. Today, the shop is “the leader in the country shipping post and beam shed kits, and anyone close to us is still […]

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Living Large, A look into the Tiny House Movement By Jamaica Cottage Shop

One of the best videos Jamaica Cottage Shop has made so far – journaling Tiny House culture. Be sure to subscribe to their channel to follow their work & insight in the growing Tiny Home phenomena #tinyhousemovement “Tiny Houses – learn more. What they are all about. This brief video begins to answer the question, […]

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What Is Rough Sawn, Full-Dimensional Lumber?

To understand rough-sawn and full-dimensional lumber, it’s important to understand the different ways that lumber might get processed before it gets sold. All lumber gets cut to the specified dimensions, but almost all methods of drying and processing will shrink the boards to some degree. Woodworkers need to be aware that the source and processing […]

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Beautiful She Sheds – By Kim Rak

An extension of home, but just for the lady of the house, this current  trend of backyard retreats being decked out in girly sweetness has everything being covered – crafting space, sewing rooms, writing studios, painting space, meditative quiet rooms & a gathering place for just the girls.  

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Winter Isn’t Over Yet…

  DIY PLANS $45, KITS (ESTIMATED ASSEMBLY TIME – 1 PERSON 20 HOURS OR FULLY ASSEMBLED. *JCS OFFERS FREE SHIPPING ON KITS

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An Old-Fashioned Christmas: Sweet Traditions for Hearth and Home

By VERMONT author Ellen Stimson An Old-Fashioned Christmas: Sweet Traditions for Hearth and Home Hardcover Celebrate the beauty and charm of the holidays with recipes for traditional food and drink, decorating ideas, and heartwarming stories With its trademark snow, piney forests, sleigh rides and woodsmoke curling out of village chimneys, New England was practically invented for […]

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Custom Buildings – By Kim Rak

Though Jamaica Cottage Shop is primarily a tiny house & homestead company (since 1995) – building thousands of kits yearly that ship *free across the continental US & Eastern Canada, selling original designs for the DIYers as plans ($50), steadily growing the accessories needed for the DIY crowd, and building fully assembled rugged post & […]

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Off Grid Getaways by Kim Rak

Picturesque as can be, these 16’ x 20’ Vermont Cottages are the perfect getaways. Off grid, self sufficient, eco friendly lifestyles are available with cottage kits (these examples are estimated at 2 people, 40 hours), diy cottage plans ($50) or fully assembled cottages. These off the grid house designs do have options like electrical packages, solar, […]

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What Happens at the Cabin Stays at the Cabin – Guest Book Journal

Size: 5″x8″ 160 blank or lined college ruled pages 60lb book-weight (24 lb bond) Front cover made of 12pt glossy paper Back cover made of thin flexible textured plastic  

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