SALE ENDS 9/20
You can build this uninsulated cottage with our DIY building instructions.
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Are you searching for that perfect tiny house? This charming cottage just might be what your dreams are made of. Customers nationwide have also transformed our Nook into home office buildings for the garden, yoga studios, traveling boutiques, an adorable 8×12 playhouse, a guest cabin, or a quiet backyard retreat where you can enjoy all that nature has to offer. There are a variety of creative opportunities for this design. Jamaica Cottage Shop inc has camping shelter plans that are easy to follow. Our step-by-step plans are color coded and organized for builders of any skill level. The 8×12 Nook has an interior space of 64sq. feet as well as a small porch to relax on. We can provide recommendations on how to build a tiny house on foundation, we typically recommend 6-8” crushed gravel. Plans for the 8×12 Nook shows you how to assemble a weather tight shell. If you choose to buy our Pre-Cut kit, then the lumber included will be color coded with a part number to match your plans. This project can be fun and satisfying to build on your own because we have spent years correcting all of the little irritations of planning it all out on your own using our diy cottage kit to make this as stress free as possible for our customers. Our tech support is always here to answer the questions that come up before, during, and after your build. This design has also been used to make little houses on wheels if you want to take your tiny home further than the back yard! You can speak with us about adding a Laveo toilet dry flush toilet or a nature’s head self contained composting toilet. We offer solar packages and small woodstoves for these cute shacks! If you are not the DIY type, then consider taking a look at our pre built backyard sheds and cottages.
*This design is also known as the Garden Shed
Base Area: 96 sq. ft.
Total Interior Area: 64 sq. ft.
Porch Area: 32 sq. ft.
Recommended Foundation: 4–6” Crushed Gravel
Overall Dimensions: 10’6” H x 9’2” W x 13’2” D
Estimated Weight: 3,500 lbs
2 (qty) 4x6x12’ Hemlock Skids
2”x6” rough sawn Hemlock Joists 24” On Center
¾” CDX Plywood Floor Decking
1” rough sawn Hemlock Porch Decking
Floor Weight Rating: 25 lbs/ sq. ft.
4”x4” Hemlock Post and Beam Wall Framing
Wall Height: 82”
Siding: 1” rough sawn Pine Board & Batten
1” rough sawn Pine Corner, Door & Window Trim & 2” rough sawn Pine Fascia & Shadow Trim
Gable Roof Style
Roof Pitch: 6/12
2”x6” rough sawn Hemlock Rafters 24” On Center
1”x6” rough sawn Hemlock Exposed Collar Ties
1”x4” rough sawn Hemlock Strapping 20” On Center
Corrugated 29g Metal Roofing, Color: Evergreen
DOOR & WINDOWS:
Door: 1 (qty) 3-0 JCS-built 2” Thick rough sawn Pine Single Door with 16”x21” Fixed Window, no ramp
Windows: 2 (qty) 2’x2’ six-lite Hinged Barn Sash Window
1 (qty) Wood Louvered Vent
Estimated Assembly Time
Estimated Assembly Time: Two People: 18 hrs