Looking for a building with functionality and aesthetic appeal? The Sugar Shack covers both of those bases. Traditionally these buildings; with a functional cupola, are used in maple syrup production. Use ours to boil sap or as a stylish storage shed, barn or insulated cottage.
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All About The Sugar Shack
A traditional New England design, the Sugar Shack Cabin boasts functionality and aesthetic appeal. Sugar Shacks are traditionally used as syrup houses; a designated building to boil maple syrup. In the springtime a large cloud of smoke and steam can be seen rising high above a sugar shack. Whether you’re looking to use this building as a functional Sugar Shack, or are simply embracing the stand-out look, this design is an asset to any landscape.
Sugar Shacks are extremely versatile in terms of usage and our options range from 80′ to 800′ square feet. The standard option on this design includes a functional cupola, perfect for workshops, storage shed, playhouse, or pool house. It can also be customized with a variety of upgrades including several siding and roofing options, local artisan hand-crafted glass roundels, flower boxes, and weathervanes. Order a four-season Sugar Shack if you plan on using the structure as a guest-house or tiny home. Install a woodstove, composting toilet and solar package for off-grid living or install modern electrical, plumbing and heating options.
Choose Your Size & Type
When ordering your Sugar Shack first pick your size. This building comes in sizes ranging from 8’x20′ up to 20’x40′. Pre-Cut Kits ship anywhere within the continental United States and parts of Eastern Canada. Sizes 8’x10′ up to 14’x24′ may be ordered as a fully assembled project if the shipping address is within 300 miles of our factory in South Londonderry, Vermont.
• Complete Shell – This package includes everything needed to complete an uninsulated Sugar Shack. Treated sill plate, rough sawn hemlock wall and roof framing, Eastern White Pine siding, double doors and a corrugated metal roof come with this build. Some sizes include windows too. The standard cupola included has vents.
• Three Season – If you plan on insulating your building in a few years, or want it to be comfortable spring through autumn, then the three-season package is the way to go. This comes with everything that is in the complete shell plus a vapor barrier throughout. The roof includes solid pine roof sheathing for the vapor barrier to sit on.
• Four Season – For year-round comfort get a fully insulated building. The Four Season package comes with fully insulated walls and roof. Shiplap pine sheathing finishes the interior wall and ceiling. A 9-lite insulated steel door provides an energy efficient entrance. If your design includes windows, we upgrade those to double-pane insulated too.
*Note* – Kits utilize ridged foam insulation, so you can insulate the building from the outside. This allows the rough sawn hemlock post and beam framing to be exposed. Due to shipping restrictions, the walls in fully assembled buildings are insulated with fiberglass installed between the posts, then the sheathing covers up the framing.
Each Sugar Shack comes with default options that match our specifications. However, if you want to personalize your building, we have made the process a breeze. As you configure each building element, you will be able to pick and choose siding, roofing, and window options.
• Strengthen – Many of our buildings come with rafters placed at 24” on center. This placement is strong enough for long New England winters, but in some places, you may need a strong weight rating. You can upgrade your Sugar Shack to have 16” on center rafters.
• Personalize – Enhance the look of your Sugar Shack with various siding, roofing and window options. We offer pine or cedar siding choices. Roofing options include corrugated metal, architectural asphalt shingles, clear poly panels, and Western Red Cedar shingles or shakes. Need some inspiration for customizing your Sugar Shack? Perhaps consider upgrading to an Autumn Red metal roof and pair that with Adirondack live edge siding. If you are using your building for storage or living get a windowed cupola instead of a venting one.
• Add-Ons – For a polished finish, consider adding a premium trim package to your metal roof. Enclosure strips close up the gaps in the metal roofing rib pattern, and matching metal trim overlaps the fascia and shadow trim. To gain more storage or works space consider getting a side overhang, porch, or enclosure kit. This easy-to-build structures attach to the side of the building. You can potentially get one for each bearing wall.
Build Your Sugar Shack:
Select the options you’d like to see below and then click “Configure Now” to customize and add to cart.