Pond House with Arch Plans
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The Pond House design with an arch is the perfect medium-sized outdoor office shed or guest house to accent your backyard or property. Purchase these small pond house plans along with a complete country cabin kit with packages for 3 season or 4 season living. With a 4ft front porch and 4 barn sash windows, this diy cottage makes for a perfect prefab potting shed or backyard shed playhouse for kids! The front porch is composed of rough cut hemlock lumber decking, so it’s built to last many seasons of relaxation. Upgrade the 4×4 treated post on the front porch with skinned hemlock or Newell posts.
All of the precut shed kits at Jamaica Cottage Shop Inc are composed of eastern white rough sawn pine lumber. That combined with 4×4 hemlock lumber post and beam wall framing guarantee that your micro cabin will be as resilient as it is beautiful. Like most of our VT sheds, the Pond House features a gable roof that can be customized with different colors and materials. Convert the standard corrugated metal roofing into ClearPoly for even more natural light! Wooden or asphalt shingles can help give your backyard retreat that sophisticated classic look.
It’s common to start off using your accessory building for general storage or maybe even a section for crafting different hobbies, but you can also choose one of our insulation packages so you can use the Pond House for housing guests. You could even use one of the larger variants as a diy tiny home for yourself! There’s nothing like building something yourself, so let us help you achieve that goal with our DIY tiny cabin plans and prefab building kits
10×16 Pond House
Base Area: 160 sq. ft.
Total Interior Area: 120 sq. ft.
Porch Area: 40 sq. ft.
Recommended Foundation: 6–8” Crushed Gravel
Overall Dimensions: 10’6” H x 10’10” W x 17’ D
Estimated Weight: 5,200 lbs
2 (qty) 6x6x16’ 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: 78”
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
DOORS & WINDOWS:
Door: 1 (qty) 3-0 JCS-built 2” Thick rough sawn Pine Single Door, no ramp
Windows: 2 (qty) 2’x2’ six-lite Fixed Barn Sash Window
2 (qty) 3’x2’ eight-lite Hinged Barn Sash Window
1 (qty) Wood Louvered Vent
Estimated Assembly Time
Estimated Assembly Time: Two People: 22 hrs