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Vermonter

4-Season Fully Assembled

$ 12,594

Due to it’s affordability and straightforward design, the Vermonter might be our best-selling shed. A wide range of available sizes makes this storage building suitable for a wide variety of purposes.

About this Vermonter

The budget-friendly Vermonter is a no-frill storage shed that fits neatly into nearly any backyard. The simplicity of this design makes it very popular because it resembles a mini barn. With a wall height just over 5′ this shed won’t overpower existing structures on your property either. A set of heavy duty 2″ thick pine double doors, with treated ramp, create a generous entrance for easy access. The frame is built with rough sawn hemlock lumber and pine board siding finish the exterior. The shed is topped off with an Evergreen corrugated metal roof.
This outdoor storage shed is offered in sizes ranging from 8’x8′ up to 10’x20′. We find the smaller sizes are perfect for storing your basic landscaping equipment. Go larger if you want to include a riding lawnmower, ATVs, or a snowmobile. Many mid-range farm animals love to call the Vermonter home. We’ve seen it used to house goats and sheep often.
Choose Your Size & Type
Start by choosing your size and preferred format.
Pick from the following:
• Complete Shell – With this package you get everything needed to set up an uninsulated shell. Floor system, wall and roof framing, siding, a metal roof, door, and windows come with this package. The shell makes a wonderful backyard storage shed, recycling storage unit, small barn for livestock, or workshop.
The Vermonter may be ordered as a pre-cut kit or fully assembled. Because this design has been around for long, it is an incredible carpentry project for beginners who want to learn basic post and beam framing techniques.
Customize
Each type of building comes with default options that match our specifications. However, if you want to personalize your building, we have made that process a breeze. As you go through each step, you’ll be able to pick and choose which options you want.
• Strengthen – The Vermonter was designed with New England weather conditions in mind. But that doesn’t mean you can’t beef it up even more. Consider ordering a treated floor system if you are using the building to store a lot of stuff, especially if it will be placed in a damp location. The floor joists and roof rafters can have their weight rating increased by upgrading from 24” on center to 16” on center placements. Termite shields and shed anchors will provide additional protection too.
• Personalize – One of the best things about our Vermonter shed is that it is so easy to change the style with a few upgrades. We have lots of siding and roofing styles to choose from to enhance the look of this post and beam shed. Once it is delivered paint or stain it to your liking.
Want some ideas? Pine or Cedar Clapboard siding looks amazing on this shed, it can really make it look quite luxurious. Or if you want to convert the building into a potting shed or greenhouse consider upgrading to a Clear Poly roof for an abundance of natural light.
• Add-Ons
Order a pair of wrought iron brackets to hang on either side of the door, then hang potted flowers from them for a welcoming entrance. If you want to add architectural interest to your shed consider getting some of our hand-crafted add-ons. The 4’x8′ Decorative Cupola sits right on top of your building to transform the building style into a Sugar Shack. Weathervanes are a cute addition too, and you can select from several styles.

SIZE

8x16

PACKAGE

4-Season Package

The 4-Season Package is the best choice for any structure intended to be lived in. This package is also great for any type of insulated workspace or insulated storage.

Whether you live in a desert or the Arctic a 4-Season Package insulated building can provide year-round comfort. 

The 4-Season Package includes an insulated floor (if floor system is included), insulated walls and roof as well as  upgraded insulated thermal pane doors and windows (as applicable, see floor plan for details)

4-Season Packages include interior sheathing as well. There are several options for customization in the configurator below! 

FORMAT

Fully Assembled Buildings

Fully assembled prefabricated sheds and cottage buildings deliver exclusively to the northeast USA. If you don’t see the floor plan you’re looking for give us a call! Fully assembled projects are largely customizable and we’d be happy to work with you to meet your design needs.

SPECIFICATIONS

Specifications

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  • Building Footprint:
    128 (sqft)
  • Recommended Foundation:
    8–10″ Crushed Gravel
  • Overall Dimension:
    9’W x17’L x8’6″H
Floorplan, Doors & Windows
The floorplan(s) in the configurator below show the rough openings included and which doors and/or windows fit.
To add doors/windows not listed, additional lumber and modifications may be required.
Floor System
  • Base:
    (2) 6x6x16′ Skids
  • Floor Joists:
    2×4″ Kiln Dried Spruce Joists 24″ On Center (Option to Upgrade)
  • Floor Weight Rating:
    10 lbs/sqft. (Option to Upgrade)
  • Floor Decking:
    ¾” CDX Plywood Floor Decking (Options to Upgrade)
  • Floor Features:
    Vapor Barrier, 3½” Fiberglass Insulation (R13), and ¾” Plywood Underdeck Sheathing
Walls
  • Wall Framing:
    4×4″ Hemlock Post and Beam Wall Framing
  • Wall Height:
    66″
  • Wall Features:
    Vapor Barrier, Foam Board Insulation (R13), and Shiplap Pine Interior Sheathing (Options Available)
Siding
  • Siding Material:
    1″ rough sawn Pine Board & Batten (Options Available)
  • Trim:
    1″ rough sawn Pine Corner, Door & Fascia Trim
Roof
  • Roof Style:
    Gable
  • Roof Pitch:
    6/12
  • Rafters:
    2×4″ KD Spruce Rafters 24″ OC (Options to Upgrade)
  • Roof Features:
    1×6″ KD Spruce Exposed Collar Ties
Fully Assembled Buildings:
  • Site Prep:
    Recommended foundation: 8–10″ Crushed Gravel

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  • Clearing the Path:
    The overall dimensions of your building are roughly 9’W x17’L x8’6″H.
    A 1′ additional clearance on each side (left, right, and above) is required on the path.
  • Installation:
    Expect a delivery window of approximately 4 hours and for the installation to take up to 2 hours.
  • Shipping:
    Fully Assembled projects can be shipped within 300 miles from our factory to qualifying sites with adequate access.
  • Delivery:
    Buildings that arrive fully assembled are delivered by our in-house team. We have a 3 hour time limit for deliveries. We can only deliver your building to a site that is properly prepared. Our skilled delivery drivers will help you place your new cottage exactly where you want it!

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2. FLOOR SYSTEM

Choose your Skids, Joists, Decking & Insulation

1. FLOOR PLAN

Choose your millwork such as doors and windows

3. WALLS

Insulation and Framing Options

4. SIDING

Style your building with our many options

5. ROOF MATERIAL

Options for colors and materials to beautify your cottage

6. ROOF SYSTEM

Rafters, Sheathing, and Insulation to finish your cottage

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