This 12x Dollhouse is reminiscent of old Victorian houses. The steep roof-lines and graceful dormer of this unique playhouse cottage shed add a fresh style to boring backyard sheds. The barn sash windows add lots of light making this quaint little cottage irresistible for the kid inside us all. The single door in the dormer is complemented with…
This adorable 10x Dollhouse is a beautiful playhouse with an overall height of 10'6". It can be converted to a very attractive storage shed when the kids out grow it. Reminiscent of old Victorian houses, the steep rooflines and graceful dormer add a fresh style to boring backyard sheds. The barn sash windows add lots of…
A little building such as this 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…
Victorian in style, this elegant design allows ample room for storage, potting and a small sitting area on the porch. Whether it is a potting shed for your garden, a child’s playhouse, a space to watch the sunset or just a place to sit by the pond, this building is an asset to any landscape.…
This little cottage was designed and built for storage and gardening purposes. A sanctuary away from the main house, set among big white pines, close to the perennial gardens. [button href="http://cdn.jamaicacottageshop.com/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/pdf12x12pottingfort.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 (12x12)[/button]
Start the wood-burning season off right! Dry wood heats best. Old timers here in Vermont say “get your wood stacked by Labor Day.” The best way to cure firewood is to keep it dry and allow the air to pass through it. The Hearthstone design does just that, it is attractive and practical firewood storage.…
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="https://s3.amazonaws.com/jamaicacottageshop.com/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/12x16-Home-Office.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 (12x16)[/button]
This charming little cottage was originally designed in 2001 by Domenic Mangano for the Stratton Garden Show held the first week of May. The cross gable roof abounds with headroom. [button href="http://cdn.jamaicacottageshop.com/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/pdf12x12crossgable.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 (12x12)[/button]
This Cottage is one of my favorites. It is in response to the many who have asked for a multi purpose building that will keep both happy. It took a year and twelve revisions before this design was finalized. It makes very good use of the space while providing an aesthetically pleasing appearance. The 5’…
The four-foot porch and interior space is enhanced by the loft over the porch. The loft has a small opening window just right for that little investigator in your family. There is a bunk bed built into this cottage making it a real bunk house. A set of double doors can be added into this…
The shed dormer is the perfect solution for increasing the wall space in the loft of any of our 20x30 timber frame buildings. Framing, siding and metal roofing is included in this kit package. [button href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/jamaicacottageshop.com/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/20x30-shed-dormer-specifications.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[/button]
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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.