How to Keep Your Garage Tidy

Sometimes we ask ourselves how to keep the garage clean 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 […]

Where to find Local Vermont Products

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 […]

Planning a Mini-Homestead for Urban Farming

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.

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 […]

Convert a Shed into a Backyard Grill Station

Backyard grilling station built from a shed

What if you converted a storage shed or small cottage into a sheltered backyard grilling station? It wouldn’t be that hard to do, but we have some ideas to make it incredible.

Snazzy Roof Upgrades

The Roof of your building can really make a statement, and not just aesthetic ones. You can enhance the strength of your structure and add functionally, like shed water and snow away from doors.

How To Design A Rustic Log Cabin

Interior of the Vermont Cabin open living space

Log cabins evoke feelings of comfort and serenity for many. Whether serving as a main home or a home away from home, these cabins are commonly situated in areas far from cities, usually in settings close to nature, such as forests, lakes, and beaches.

Get Inspired: Simple Garage Layouts

Planning the organizational flow before you start putting stuff in your garage is a helpful task that can be done fairly quickly. We created some examples with the 24×24 Simple Garage in mind.