This durable delightul Vermont Post & Beam dwelling is in stock and ships right away.* The word “Xylia” is Greek, meaning “of the woods.” This picturesque design would look great just about anywhere, especially surrounded by nature. The Xylia (zee-lee-ah) comes standard with a number of windows and a single door making it a perfect…
This Jamaica Cottage Shop original Vermont Post & Beam beauty is in stock and ships right away.* Imagine having your own private Writer’s Haven: a place to be alone with your thoughts. Just as Henry David Thoreau had his cabin on Walden Pond, you can have a sanctuary all your own. With the translucent roofing…
This charming clever Vermont Post & Beam design is in stock and ships right away.* This design is now on display at the Vermont Factory, take the tour, see how they are made and walk into a huge display yard including a Gibraltar with 8' wall heights. The Gibraltar is a clever little design with…
This traditional, tough Vermont Post and Beam kit is in stock and ships right away.* 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…
This cozy Vermont Post & Beam chalet is in stock and ready to ship.* Whether you use this little retreat for a child’s playhouse, an artist’s studio, road side stand or just a quiet retreat away from the main house, this design stands out above the rest. The design has an elegant flying "v" porch…
This adorable Vermont Post & Beam multi-purpose design is in stock and ships right away.* This adorable Dollhouse is a beautiful playhouse with an impressive overall height of ten-and-a-half feet. Reminiscent of old Victorian houses, the steep roof-lines and graceful dormer add a fresh style to boring backyard sheds. The two 2×2 opening windows fill…
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…
This classic Vermont Post & Beam building is in stock and ships right away.* The Home Office is a simple classic building. This design is one of our most economical friendly designs and has tons of potential. The open floor plan and quaint front porch make this design a great playhouse, pool house, guesthouse, workshop,…
This Vermont Post & Beam Cabin is in stock and ships right away!* 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 and is a stylish addition to any property. This design could have…
This simple solid Vermont Post & Beam camp is in stock and ships right away.* The Bunk House could be your next playhouse, hunting cabin, lake house, or workshop. This sturdy classic cabin is one of our most affordable buildings. The four-foot porch comes standard and provides a cozy interior loft area. The loft has…
This clever Vermont Post & Beam shanty is in stock and ships right away.* The Bayside is a versatile & charming design. Whether it's a child’s playhouse, artist’s studio, pool house, road side stand or just a quiet retreat away from the main house. This building exudes enough charm and comfort to make anyone feel…
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Just a few years ago, the term “tiny house” didn’t even exist. Now, the little cottage homes movement is sweeping the nation. So what exactly is this giant movement towards little houses on wheels about?
Typical small prefab cottages are between 125 to 500 square feet. There are many motivations for little cottage homes, but one of the greatest principles is simple and free living. The minimalist ideals of tiny home living allow financial freedom and an eco-friendly lifestyle.
While each tiny home is as unique as the fingerprints that built it, putting tiny houses on wheels has become a common theme in the tiny movement. Not only does this provide the ability to have any vantage point from your front porch that a road can lead you to, you’re also able to avoid cumbersome building regulations. Since your home is on a trailer, your registration comes from the Motor Vehicle Department; the zoning and building requirements that come with traditional home building do not apply.
While building little houses on wheels involves less paperwork than a traditional home, you do have to consider how much weight the trailer can hold while designing your home. The weight of the trailer, the home itself, and all of the belongings in it can add up fast. For this reason, many owners of tiny houses on wheels opt to use a double axle trailer, which distributes the weight of the home between two axles, and doubles the total weight the trailer can support.
Another huge question that is probably floating through your mind is the matter of getting water in and out. No matter how simple your life is, all living things need water, and your water will have to be disposed of some way.
Browse our selection of tiny houses on wheels here, at Jamaica Cottage Shop.