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Easy Ways to Naturally Repel Insects

Natural Pest Control for Your Home

Bugs are a crucial part of our ecosystems, acting as food sources for animals, pollinators, and decomposers. Even though insects are essential to nature, we usually want them to keep their distance from us… and our homes. Insect infestations can cause extensive property damage if left untreated. We’ve previously written about how to deter termites, […]

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 […]

5 Steps for Winter Greenhouse Maintenance

6x8 Greenhouse being used by a skilled gardener

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.

Building Site Preparation for your Cottage, Barn, or Shed

Timber frame cabin with green gable style roof, front door with wood steps and overhang, and grass with fallen leaves.

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 […]

Termite Terror! Tips for Avoiding Infestation

Set your post and beam building up for success by following these termite deterrent guidelines.

No household pest causes more alarm than termites. These insects have an insatiable appetite for wood, which can lead to costly property damage. Learn how to detect and prevent a termite infestation!

Top Tips for Ongoing Roof Maintenance

Off-Grid Camping Cottage with Rain Barrel Water Collection

Like a strong foundation, the roof is an integral to the lifespan of your tiny home. When problems arise your cabin roof can be expensive to repair and replace. Since the roof is such a necessary component in your home’s structure, it’s unsurprising that they are designed to last for many years.