The very popular Vermont Cabin is built with beefy 8x8 mortise and tenon joinery. Purchase the 20 x 30 timber frame cabin design as do-it-yourself plans or as a complete precut kit (PCK) where all materials are color coded, part numbered and stacked in order. The time to assemble this timber frame home kit with two people is…
Our Florida Room screen house is an outside room for your house, a space to watch the sunset or just a place to sit by the pond. It is a natural way to battle biting insects. [button href="https://jamaicacottageshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/10x14FloridaRoom-1.pdf?x77736" colorstart="#000000" colorend="#FFFFFF" colortext="#FFFFFF" icon_size="12" class="" target="_blank" color="hint-of-monet-4" align="vertical" width="normal" icon="" ]View Specification Sheet (10x14)[/button]
The Gable shed comes standard with a set of pine double doors and two barn sash windows (see spec. sheet). This ten foot wide Shed has plenty of room for both his and her needs. When sheltering a heavy tractor take into consideration the floor system, and the door height clearance. It sometimes works best…
This is an example of one of our most popular prefab cabins that has been customized with front porch railings.The custom roof is finished with attractive and long lasting cedar shingles. The siding is white painted pine clapboards.
Our versatile and spacious 16x Barn is in stock and ships right away. An 8x16 storage loft is included with this barn kit. Purchase the design as do-it-yourself plans or as a complete precut kit (PCK) where all materials are color coded, part numbered and stacked in order. Purchase plans now and deduct the cost from a kit…
This one is an original design by JCS in response to everyone’s requests for a simple garage. When compared to our standard 14×20 Shed design, the wall height has been increased. The roof pitch is lowered from 5/12 to 3/12. This accommodates for the larger overhead door (Rough opening of 98” wide x 85” high). This…
With 280 Square feet of usable space this barn has a huge interior. The 6’0” JCS-built double doors are large enough to fit your riding lawn mower, snowmobile, snow blower, lawn furniture, and ATVs. The building can be used as a garage since the floor system can handle a small to mid-size car or tractor.…
These Gable shed plans come standard with a set of pine double doors and two barn sash windows (view specification sheet). It's a no frills storage building that is strong enough to handle harsh New England weather and every day use. A beefy heavy duty shed with hefty 2x6 full-dimensioned hemlock floor and roof framing, this…
The 12x Saltbox shed comes standard with a set of pine double doors and two barn sash windows (see spec. sheet). This extremely versatile cottage has a very rugged frame able to withstand the test of time. Basic storage, a potting shed, or parking for a 4 wheeler, the design has many uses. [button href="/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/pdf12x10saltbox.pdf?x77736" colorstart="#000000"…
This cozy 240 square foot eco friendly off the grid tiny home is the perfect solution for your isolated New England property. You will enjoy living in this a three-room tiny house, complete with a bathroom and kitchen. This eco-friendly off the grid cabin design is constructed entirely of Virgin wood. No nasty “off gassing”…
This Daily Mix can be used to maintain your composting toilet regularly. The all natural composting toilet maintenance material is recommended over peat moss. A scoop is included for your convenience.
The 8x Overhang is a popular addition to the 20x30 Vermont Cabin, 20x30 Garage, 20x30 Barn and 20x30 Sugar Shack. Use it as a porch to relax on, firewood storage, or an additional carport for keeping vehicles and farm equipment out of the rain. [button href="https://jamaicacottageshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/8x30-Overhang.pdf?x77736" colorstart="#000000" colorend="#FFFFFF" colortext="#FFFFFF" icon_size="12" class="" target="_blank" color="hint-of-monet-4" align="vertical" width="normal"…
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Owning a tiny house is a pragmatic way to enjoy a liberating minimalist lifestyle and cut your expenses, but it’s important to understand the practicalities before you order a mini house kit.
Before you buy your tiny house kit, get a clear idea of where you’ll be allowed to put it. Counties, townships, and cities all have their own zoning regulations. Many of these allow for one tiny house on a plot of land that, in some areas, can be as small as 450 square feet. Others allow for a tiny house as an ADU (accessory dwelling unit), also known as a “mother-in-law apartment.”
Tiny houses are often welcome at mobile home parks and an ever-increasing number of tiny house communities are springing up around the country. Some campgrounds also allow tiny houses, although the amount of time you can live there might be limited.
Whether or not you want a permanent foundation will also affect your options in regard to zoning regulations.
More Choices, More Freedom
A tiny house makes it possible to purchase a beautiful, comfortable home outright, and live without a mortgage hanging over your head. A home such as the fanciful Charlavail or rustic Gibraltar Cabin provides everything you need at a fraction of the cost of a traditional house. A home without excess space also keeps your heating, cooling, and other utility bills down.
With lower monthly bills, you’ll have the freedom to cut back on work and do more of what you enjoy. If you decide move across the country, you can take off with only minimal planning and plans for a tiny house.
While zoning regulations can sometimes create an inconvenience, there are still plenty of options for flexible, low-cost tiny house living. Explore mini house kits and free plans for tiny houses with and without loft options. Many of our tiny houses for sale have ground floor bedrooms with sleeping platforms including Murphy beds and other forms are fold away furniture. Browse our selection of tiny house kits, plans & prefabricated tiny houses for sale.