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.…
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="/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/pdf12x12crossgable.pdf?x80923" 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]
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]
The very popular Vermont Cottage is in stock and ships right away. Choose from three different floor plan options and three different sizes. Option A includes a four-foot porch on the bearing wall, Option B has no porch and Option C has a four by sixteen-foot porch on the gable end. All three options include a…
Delivered to your land from our facility in Southern Vermont, this charming 8×16 tiny house on a trailer is ready for year round use in harsh climates. It is completely self-sufficient set up for remote of locations. The fully assembled shell option is for an un-insulated building with the trailer. Call us toll-free to find…
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. The Bayside can be outfitted with many options to turn it into a four season cabin, playhouse, office or art studio.…
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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.