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 too could have a sanctuary of your very own. [button href="https://jamaicacottageshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/12x14WritersHaven.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 (12x14)[/button] (View more specification sheets…
This charming clever Vermont Post & Beam design is in stock and ships right away. The Gibraltar is a clever little design with huge potential. Its undeniable country charm, the Gibraltar comes standard with an eye-catching barrel arch, a front porch, and an interior work bench. The post and beam frame makes this a strong,…
This tried-and-true Vermont Post & Beam tasteful shack is in stock and ships right away. A traditional New England design, the sugar shack is still used today to boil maple syrup. This design features a decorative cupola with the option to upgrade to a functional, venting cupola. Whether you intend to use this building as…
This little 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. [button href="https://jamaicacottageshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/12x16BackyardRetreat.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 Sheets (12x16)[/button]
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 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 Vermont Post & Beam cottage 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…
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 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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Just a few years ago, the term “tiny house” didn’t even exist. Now, it’s a movement that is sweeping the nation. So what exactly is this giant movement towards little houses on wheels about?
The typical tiny home is between 125 to 500 square feet. There are many motivations for living tiny, 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 a home 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 on a trailer 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 tiny home owners 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 archives here, at Jamaica Cottage Shop.