Introducing the Barnyard Bundle: Post and Beam Livestock Shelters

The Barnyard Bundle is a package of DIY building plans for farm structures.

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 […]

Featured Build: Garden Shed

8x12 Nook post and beam cabin with clapboard siding, asphalt shingle roof and porch railing.

Our post and beam Garden Shed is a tidy little build that is ideal for a variety of uses, almost too many to count! First, it was designed with gardeners in mind of course. The small footprint creates a dedicated space for storing tools, potting soil, pots, watering cans and seeds, all protected from the […]

Top 3 Hikes in Southern Vermont

The foohtills of Stratton Mountain

Southern Vermont is home to some awesome scenic hiking trails that are beautiful all year round! Take a look at some of the National Parks in the area and you’ll find some stunning trails suitable for the whole family. Here are just 3 of the best hikes in Southern Vermont. Mount Olga Trail – Molly […]

Exciting Happenings at Jamaica Cottage Shop !!!

20x30 Two Bay Garage with two 8x1 transom windows and an ash gray corrugated metal roof

Exciting Happenings at Jamaica Cottage Shop !!! —National Geographic’s Top Rated TV Show “Building Wild”, and the well known TV hosts, “The Cabin Kings”, have partnered with Jamaica Cottage Shop, to bring you the story on how a large cabin kit can be built to suit your needs – and Jamaica Cottage Shop’s exciting hot new […]

How to Design Your Own Shed

12x12 Saltbox bright red storage shed with extra windows and a charcoal gray roof

How to Design Your Own Shed & Shed Building TipsMore on ~ Building Custom: Having the Answers Ready. This option is crazy pretty. Apparently, Jamaica Cottage Shop has been making these hand forged iron (local) pieces available since they started making buildings in 1995.  I think they are a wonderful way to make a building […]