Xylia 4-Season Plans
Learn to build this simple cottage or cabin with our Xylia do-it-yourself building instructions.
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Whether you are housing horses, cows, sheep, or other animals, this animal barn with post and beam construction is the perfect choice. Our little cottage shop has the perfect portable shelter for your animals. Our barns are made with 4×4 rough cut hemlock lumber and finished with eastern white pine siding. With a solid kick plate around the whole interior, this is a sturdy enough building for all your livestock needs. The simple interior is easy to clean, helping protect your animals from disease and parasites. Many customers will utilize one stall for feed and other supplies, and the pressure treated sill plate allows the building to be dragged around a pasture, making field rotation possible.
Offered as a frame-only kit, complete pre-cut kit, or step-by-step plans nationwide, our outdoor post and beam livestock solutions reflect the quality craftmanship and traditional aesthetic of colonial New England. If you live in our Northeast delivery area, consider purchasing a fully assembled building delivered to your prepared site.
Our post and beam construction kits are reliable and easy to follow. If ordering the plans, you will be amazed at the ease of construction and the color and number system that makes it easy to put together. The plans come to you as a hard copy in the mail and are also available for you to view digitally as well. Relax knowing that your post and beam shop plans are going to help you build that perfect portable shelter for your livestock. We have carefully designed our plans down to a science and you will be amazed at what you can construct with a little effort. In no time, you will see your endeavors come to fruition with your finished prefabricated horse barn thanks to our easy step-by-step plans. Trust Jamaica Cottage Shop to help you build your barn for your animals.
12×16 Living Xylia
Base Area: 192 sq. ft.
Total Interior Area: 192 sq. ft.
Recommended Foundation: 10-12″ Crushed Gravel
Overall Dimensions: 10’6” H x 17’8” W x 13’8” D
Estimated Weight: 9,000 lbs
2 (qty) 6x6x16’ Hemlock Skids
2”x6” Kiln Dried Spruce Joists 24” On Center
¾” CDX Plywood Floor Decking
Floor Vapor Barrier
5½” Fiberglass Insulation (R21)
Under Deck Sheathing: 3/8” Plywood
Floor Weight Rating: 25 lbs/ sq. ft.
Exposed 4”x4” Hemlock Post and Beam Wall Framing
Wall Height: Front: 60” Rear: 76”
Wall Vapor Barrier
Foil Backed Rigid Foam Insulation (R13)
Shiplap Pine Interior Sheathing
Siding: 1” rough sawn Pine Board & Batten
1” rough sawn Pine Corner, Door & Window Trim & 2” rough sawn Pine Fascia & Shadow Trim
Saltbox Roof Style
Roof Pitch: Front: 12/12 Rear: 4/12 Dormer: 12/12
Roof Features: Dormer with Aluminum Valley Flashing and solid board sheathing
2”x6” Kiln Dried Spruce Rafters 24” On Center
1”x6” Kiln Dried Spruce Exposed Collar Ties
1” rough sawn Solid Barn Board Roof Sheathing
Roof Vapor Barrier
5½” Fiberglass Insulation (R21)
Shiplap Pine Interior Ceiling Sheathing
Corrugated 29g Metal Roofing, Color: Evergreen
DOOR & WINDOWS
Door: 1 (qty) 3-0 nine-lite Insulated Steel Door with Keyless Lever Locking Hardware
Windows: 1 (qty) 3’x2’ Insulated Slider Window: White Vinyl Interior/Exterior w/ Screen
2 (qty) 4’x2’ Insulated Slider Window: White Vinyl Interior/Exterior w/ Screen
1 (qty) Insulated Wood Octagon Window Hinged w/ Screen
Estimated Assembly Time
Estimated Assembly Time: Two People: 58 hrs