Though designed as an office, the quaint front porch and cozy interior make this building an asset to any landscape as a kid’s playhouse, pool house, guesthouse, workshop, cabana, artist studio or simply a personal retreat. [button href="http://cdn.jamaicacottageshop.com/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/12x26 Apple Blossom Cottage.pdf" colorstart="#000000" colorend="#FFFFFF" colortext="#FFFFFF" icon_size="12" class="" target="_blank" color="hint-of-monet-4" align="vertical" width="normal" icon="" ]View Specification Sheet…
The Church Street 1shed comes standard with a set of pine double doors and two barn sash windows (see spec. sheet). Originally built in a historical district in world-renowned Dorset, Vermont, this charming salt box shed offers a unique Victorian flare. The handsome black architectural shingles finished off with an antique roll top ridge cap…
This extremely versatile camping shelter has a very rugged frame that will withstand the test of time. This lean-to has a saltbox style roof with a 24" front overhang to shelter the inside from the elements. Similar to structures found in the Green Mountains and along the famous Long Trail, the Lean-To pre-cut kit can…
The Smithaven is the perfect choice for use as a work-shop, artisan studio, backyard office or a stylish storage shed. The extra barn sash and transom windows offer lots of natural light while the dormer adds extra headroom to the space. If you are looking for something to be used year-round we offer many options…
A new design to help you with your housing needs. This cozy cabin is the perfect solution for your isolated New England property, backyard guest house or mother in law cottage. To view a virtual walk through of the tiny house see the video tab below. [button href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/jamaicacottageshop.com/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/12x16Xylia.pdf" colorstart="#000000" colorend="#FFFFFF" colortext="#FFFFFF" icon_size="12" class="" target="_blank" color="hint-of-monet-4" align="vertical" width="normal" icon=""…
Imagine having your own private Writer’s Haven: A place to be alone with your thoughts. Just as Henry David Thoreau had his cabin on Walden Pond, you too could have a sanctuary of your very own. [button href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/jamaicacottageshop.com/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/12x14WritersHaven.pdf" colorstart="#000000" colorend="#FFFFFF" colortext="#FFFFFF" icon_size="12" class="" target="_blank" color="hint-of-monet-4" align="vertical" width="normal" icon="" ]View Specification Sheet (12x14)[/button] (View more specification sheets…
The elegant country charm is achieved with the large barn sash windows and rustic board and batten siding and is protected by a green corrugated metal roof. The post and beam frame makes this wooden shed a strong backyard out-building or would also make an excellent choice as a tiny house. [button href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/jamaicacottageshop.com/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/12x20Gibraltar.pdf" colorstart="#000000" colorend="#FFFFFF"…
A traditional New England design, the sugar shack is still used today to boil maple syrup. This 12x design comes standard as a non-working sugar shack, meaning the cupola is strictly decorative. If you would like a functional sugar shack you can upgrade to a venting cupola which has opening sides where the steam escapes.…
This little Cabin was originally designed as a playhouse for a child in Pennsylvania. A joint effort between the client and our staff, this unique cabin retreat is in a league of its own. [button href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/jamaicacottageshop.com/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/12x16BackyardRetreat.pdf" colorstart="#000000" colorend="#FFFFFF" colortext="#FFFFFF" icon_size="12" class="" target="_blank" color="hint-of-monet-4" align="vertical" width="normal" icon="" ]View Specification Sheets (12x16)[/button]
These out houses for sale can be incorporated with a composting toilet or be equipped with a working hole or used just for looks to store hand tools. Our optional outhouse toilet package consists of includes a bench seat, a toilet seat and a hopper. The walls are constructed of 4x4 post and beam framing…
At an overall height of just over seven feet and a diameter of four feet this is not your typical flimsy backyard decoration, but a crafted piece of art that will surely enhance your landscape and become the topic of conversation. This Cottage Shop original is remembrance of days gone by. Complete with a wooden…
This adorable 8x Dollhouse is a beautiful playhouse with an overall height of ten-and-a-half feet. It can be converted to a very attractive storage shed when the kids out grow it. Reminiscent of old Victorian houses, the steep roof-lines and graceful dormer add a fresh style to boring backyard sheds. The two 2x2 opening windows…
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Owning a tiny house is a pragmatic way to enjoy a liberating minimalist lifestyle and cut your expenses, but it’s important to understand the practicalities before you begin.
Before you buy your tiny house, get a clear idea of where you’ll be allowed to put it. Counties, townships, and cities all have their own zoning regulations. Many of these allow for one tiny house on a plot of land that, in some areas, can be as small as 450 square feet. Others allow for a tiny house as an ADU (accessory dwelling unit), also known as a “mother-in-law apartment.”
Tiny houses are often welcome at mobile home parks and an ever-increasing number of tiny house communities are springing up around the country. Some campgrounds also allow tiny houses, although the amount of time you can live there might be limited.
Whether or not you want a permanent foundation will also affect your options in regard to zoning regulations.
More Choices, More Freedom
A tiny house makes it possible to purchase a beautiful, comfortable home outright, and live without a mortgage hanging over your head. A home such as the fanciful Charlavail or rustic Gibraltar Cabin provides everything you need at a fraction of the cost of a traditional house. A home without excess space also keeps your heating, cooling, and other utility bills down.
With lower monthly bills, you’ll have the freedom to cut back on work and do more of what you enjoy. If you decide move across the country, you can take off with only minimal planning.
While zoning regulations can sometimes create an inconvenience, there are still plenty of options for flexible, low-cost tiny house living. Explore free plans for tiny houses with and without loft options. Many of our tiny houses for sale have ground floor bedrooms with sleeping platforms including Murphy beds and other forms are fold away furniture. Browse our selection of tiny house kits, plans & prefabricated tiny houses.