Whether you are looking for a small home office, a simple hunting cabin or guest house for the in-laws, the 12×16 Emperor cottage is an ideal solution. With the addition of a heat source, this fully insulated design becomes a usable space all year long.
This charming little cottage was designed as a simple multi-room, four-season cottage to fit a modest budget. Separated from the living space by a full wall, complete with a space saving pocket door, the queen-sized bedroom boasts a private bathroom with a shower and a toilet. The living space features a kitchenette with a beautiful, live edge slab counter, convenient cabinet storage space, and a stainless-steel kitchen sink with a grey-water system while still allowing enough space to include a small sofa. This design incorporates fiberglass and foam foil board insulation covered by pine shiplap sheathing while still exposing the post and beam structure providing the classic rustic aesthetic. A selection of popular addons can be included for additional comfort and style.
When dreaming about the small cottage lifestyle, you may imagine tranquil surroundings that bring back memories of a simpler way of life. Cottages are adorable structures that simply emanate warmth and comfort. They make charming guesthouses or backyard retreats. When the primary purpose of your small cottage is a vacation home, the intimate space is ideal for couples looking for peaceful weekend getaways or families seeking quality time and bonding. At Jamaica Cottage Shop, we think that a having a cabin in the backyard can be just as rewarding as having one in the backcountry. Home office or bunk house for guests? Maybe both? Turn your four-seasoned retreat into a combined guest house and workspace for hobbies such as pottery or jewelry making.
Offered as frame only kits, complete pre-cut kits, 3- and 4-Season kits, or step-by-step plans nationwide, our outdoor post and beam cottage and tiny house solutions give you the extra room you need for visiting guests, a corner garden office or a country retreat. If you live within our Northeast delivery area, consider purchasing a fully assembled turn-key design delivered to your prepared site.
At Jamaica Cottage Shop, we use rugged post and beam techniques that have been passed down through the centuries to construct sturdy and picturesque shelters, reminiscent of old New England. All our outdoor storage sheds, woodsheds, garden sheds, storage shed kits, cottages and utility enclosures are built of the finest Vermont lumber and handcrafted for long life and durability. New England weather can really put a wooden garden shed or cottage to the test, and Jamaica Cottage Shop’s products have proven to stand the test of time.
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12×16 Emperor Cottage
4-Season Pre-Cut Kit (pre-Set Options)
Base Area: 192 sq. ft.
Total Interior Area: 192 sq. ft.
Recommended Foundation: 10–12” Crushed Gravel
Overall Dimensions: 10’6”H x 13’8”W x 17’8”D
Estimated Weight: 9300 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.
4”x4” Hemlock Post and Beam Wall Framing
Wall Height: 82”
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
Gable Roof Style
Roof Pitch: 4/12
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,
DOORS & WINDOWS
Door: 1 (qty) 3-0 nine-lite Insulated Steel Door with Keyless Lever Locking Hardware
Windows: 2 (qty) 3’x2’ Insulated Slider Window: White Vinyl Interior/Exterior w/
2 (qty) 2’x2’ Insulated Awning Window: White Vinyl Interior/Exterior w/ Screen
ASSEMBLY & LOGISTICS INFORMATION
Estimate Assembly Time: Two People: 81 hrs
Estimated Shipping Cube Sizes
Cube 1: 42”x60”x192”
Cube 2: 42”x48”x144”
Cube 3: 42”x56”x192”
Cube 4: 42”x48”x192”