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Hold your horses! Do Horses Need a Run In Shelter?

12x20 Run In for Horses

If you’re a horse lover, you already know that horses are hardy animals that can tolerate a wide range of temperature conditions. So if you are a new horse owner, or planning to purchase some animals in the future, you might ask yourself “What kind of shelter do my horses need?”

Choosing Siding for Your Shed

The difference between a good shed and a great shed is how you finish it. Aesthetic details from the roof color to exterior décor are the little touches that pull a building together and make it a beautiful part of your property. One of the most important aspects of your shed’s visual appeal is the […]

Building an Outhouse Kit – How to add a Simple and Sustainable Restroom to your Property

Building an Outhouse from A Kit

In an age of modern conveniences, the idea of an outhouse might seem quaint or outdated. However, there’s a certain charm and practicality to having an outhouse that transcends its rustic nature. They’re especially useful if you live off-grid or are passionate about protecting the environment. From connecting with nature to promoting sustainability, here are […]

Planning to Build Your Vermont Cabin

Vermont Cabin at the end stages of the building process with brown clapboard siding.

A Comprehensive Guide to the Early Stages of Cabin Building Introduction For almost three decades, Jamaica Cottage Shop has been the leader in Post and Beam building kits. New Englanders and beyond have enjoyed the convenience of Pre-Cut lumber paired with detailed instructions, along with a dedicated team in our office to support you throughout […]

Building with Strength and Style: Post and Beam Pre-Cut Kits

A Pre-Cut Kit loaded on a Jamaica Cottage Shop truck.

What is a Pre-Cut Kit? A Pre-Cut Kit, offered by Jamaica Cottage Shop, is comprised of a collection of building materials meticulously designed and prepared for constructing custom-built structures like cottages, sheds, cabins, garages, and tiny houses. The Pre-Cut Kit offers standard design and size options, allowing you to personalize your structure with various roofing […]

Prefab Homes vs. Fully Assembled Buildings: Exploring the Differences and Options

In the realm of alternative housing options, prefab homes and fully assembled buildings stand out for their unique advantages and distinctive construction processes. While they may seem similar, there are key differences between prefab and fully assembled buildings that you will want to consider if you are choosing between the two. We’re going to take […]

Vertical Storage Solutions

When storage space in your garage, closet, or shed is scarce, you need to make the most of every inch available. Vertical storage solutions are often the go-to solution. Choosing which vertical storage solution is right for your needs will depend on your space, and what you plan on storing. With the right know-how and […]

The Best Flooring to Install on Concrete Slab Foundations

Concrete slabs provide a sturdy and durable foundation for sheds, garages, cottages, and buildings of all kinds. But they can also be quite cold and uninviting if left unfinished. Luckily, when it comes to flooring options for a concrete slab, there are many different types to choose from. How you decide to finish your concrete […]

How Sustainable Is Building With Wood?

Small backyard shed with log cabin siding.

Wood is certainly beautiful, but did you know that choosing to build from wood can be environmentally friendly? While the idea of cutting down trees doesn’t sound like the ‘greenest’ thing, when you compare wood to other materials, you’ll find that that building with wood is a very sustainable choice.

Protecting Your Garden with Enclosures

Glass greenhouse enclosure interior

The health benefits of gardening are twofold. First, enjoying an active, outdoor hobby is good for your mind and body. Second, the fresh fruits and vegetables you grow are an excellent way to add nutrients to your diet. But if the bounty of your garden is getting eaten away by pests, you might end up […]

Seven Ideas for Successful Spring Cleaning

As the weather gets warmer and the sun begins shining more often, you might find yourself with the urge to start spring cleaning. But sometimes looking at the amount you need to tidy up can be exhausting and discouraging. No matter what your living space is like, there are ways to break up your spring […]

How To Turn a Shed Into a Sauna

Do you have a shed on your property that you would like to turn into a sauna? Or maybe you are looking at a Jamaica Cottage Shop shed, and think it would make a wonderful sweat lodge. Whatever the case may be, converting a shed into a sauna isn’t as hard as you might think! […]

A Guide to Maintaining Your Garage Flooring

Garage floor maintenance can be something that is typically forgotten about. But when you think of the wear and tear your garage floor receives – tires, salt from the road, spills, and other daily life agitators – you’ll quickly realize how important it is to maintain this space. You’ll want to ensure you are increasing […]

How to Keep Your Garage Tidy

Sometimes we ask ourselves how to keep the garage tidy and more organized. The garage is usually a spacious area big enough to fit your car in securely. But besides keeping your car safe, the garage can be also be used to store many items safely. Garage organization doesn’t need to be a stress-inducing project […]

How To Install Odd Shaped Windows

Each of our customers has unique tastes and styles. That is a given with the DIY mindset that so many of our creative clientele share. Because of this, we get tons of requests for uncommon design features. While we offer various siding, roofing, and flooring options for personalization, odd, shaped windows and doors become less […]

4 Ways to Find Tiny Home Parking

8x20 Tiny House on Wheels Turn Key

One of the biggest challenges that THOW owners face is finding a reliable place to park their homes. Buying a plot of land for your home base is an excellent idea. But if you are yearning for a nomadic lifestyle, you may want to keep your options open.

How to Decide on Land

Knowing what to expect will help manage your expectations and avoid hiccups throughout the process of deciding on land.

Building Site Preparation for your Cottage, Barn, or Shed

We at Jamaica Cottage Shop know that a successful build starts with a good foundation. Whether you are adding a small shed or cottage to your yard, or planning something more on the scale of a garage or large cabin, knowing how to properly prepare your building site will save you time and money in […]

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