Storage Tips for Tiny Home Living

Storage Tips for Tiny Home Living Checking off storage requirements can help make tiny home living an attractive choice. Homeowners can enjoy smaller bills when going tiny and downsize their carbon footprint. However, storage is often a concern for those thinking of making the transition to a tiny home. What should individuals do to make the […]

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It’s “maniGOTT…”

Hey, I love your site. I used to live in South Derry back in the early 70s. I taught skiing at Stratton, and Bromley, and I know exactly where your business is. One of your employees is named Smith. I’m wondering if he’s related to Tink Smith who was one of the principals in starting […]

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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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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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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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