Chances are you’ve seen an emu before, but maybe didn’t know what it was called. You probably remembered it though – they are big, impressive birds. But these aren’t just zoo animals! Many people across the USA keep these prehistoric-looking creatures as pets. If you are interested in having a pet emu to call your […]
Jamaica Cottage Shop isn’t just about building cabins, sheds and tiny homes—it’s about building our community! We’re proud to manufacture our products at our factory in Londonderry, VT using regionally sourced materials. But we also love collaborating with other businesses in the community, like Northern Sun Mercantile, who specialize in local Vermont products. Northern Sun […]
Each year mini-homesteading and urban farming enthusiasts find new ways to make their dreams come true. Read on for some tips to plan out your mini-homestead with the help of some post and beam buildings.
Jamaica Cottage Shop offers two styles of Run-In sheds: the basic and the standard. Learn which one works best for your needs.
Frosty mornings and snowy days ahead mean it is time to close up your greenhouse, or at the very least, weatherize it. Adding this winter greenhouse maintenance to-do list to your end-of-fall duties will ensure that your greenhouse is tidied up for the winter.
Learn about the four Sugar Shack building essentials and components that you will want to consider before construction.
Some of our favorite post and beam livestock shelters were designed with our furry and feathered friends in mind. Newbie urban farmers and experienced homesteaders alike will need shelters for their farm animals. Giving your chickens, ducks, goats, pigs, sheep, and horses a dry place to rest will keep them healthy year-round. Storage for their […]
Understand what is required to obtain a permit before buying a post and beam building.
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 […]