This stout Jamaica Cottage Shop charming classic is in stock and ships right away. At an overall height of around eight feet and a diameter of four feet, this is not your typical flimsy backyard decoration, but a crafted piece of art that will surely enhance your landscape and become the topic of conversation. This…
This adorable 8x Dollhouse is a beautiful playhouse with an overall height of ten-and-a-half feet. It can be converted to a very attractive storage shed when the kids out grow it. Reminiscent of old Victorian houses, the steep roof-lines and graceful dormer add a fresh style to boring backyard sheds. The two 2x2 opening windows…
This 12x Dollhouse is reminiscent of old Victorian houses. The steep roof-lines and graceful dormer of this unique playhouse cottage shed add a fresh style to boring backyard sheds. The barn sash windows add lots of light making this quaint little cottage irresistible for the kid inside us all. The single door in the dormer is complemented with…
This adorable 10x outside dollhouse is a beautiful playhouse with an overall height of 10’6″. This outside dollhouse can be converted to a very attractive storage shed when the kids out grow it. Reminiscent of old Victorian houses, the steep rooflines and graceful dormer add a fresh style to boring backyard sheds. The barn sash…
A little building such as this can be incorporated with a composting toilet or be equipped with a working hole or used just for looks to store hand tools. Our optional outhouse toilet package consists of includes a bench seat, a toilet seat and a hopper. The walls are constructed of 4x4 post and beam…
This elegant Vermont Post & Beam abode is in stock and ships right away. Victorian in style, this elegant design allows ample room for storage, potting and a small sitting area on the porch. It compliments any property as a combination meditation room, nature observation area, yoga studio, and sometimes, a study Rugged post and…
Though designed as an office, the quaint front porch and cozy interior make this building an asset to any landscape as a kid’s playhouse, pool house, guesthouse, workshop, cabana, artist studio or simply a personal retreat. [button href="https://jamaicacottageshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/12x16-Home-Office.pdf?x36745" 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 (12x16)[/button]
This charming little cottage was originally designed in 2001 by Domenic Mangano for the Stratton Garden Show held the first week of May. The cross gable roof abounds with headroom. [button href="https://jamaicacottageshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/12x12-Crossgable.pdf?x36745" 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 (12x12)[/button]
The four-foot porch and interior space is enhanced by the loft over the porch. The loft has a small opening window just right for that little investigator in your family. There is a bunk bed built into this cottage making it a real bunk house. A set of double doors can be added into this…
The shed dormer is the perfect solution for increasing the wall space in the loft of any of our 20x30 timber frame buildings. Framing, siding and metal roofing is included in this kit package. [button href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/jamaicacottageshop.com/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/20x30-shed-dormer-specifications.pdf" 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[/button]
The perfect start for those of you whose DIY spirit is just looking for the basics that you can finish out yourself. The Tiny House on Wheels Shell is just that! It is is available assembled and ready to deliver. Because it is completely built here at our manufacturing facility by our professional carpenters, the…
This small modular cabin was originally designed as a playhouse for a child in Pennsylvania. A joint effort between the client and our staff, this unique cabin retreat is in a league of its own. The Bayside can be outfitted with many options to turn it into a four season cabin, modular pool house, playhouse, office…
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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.