The Smithaven small cottage kit has abundant natural light that streams in from the barn sash and transom windows and the additional headroom provided by the dormer. This unique tiny house design is the perfect choice for a workshop, backyard office, artisan studio, or stylish storage shed. You can choose to upgrade the kit to four-season for year-round use. This quaint small cottage stands out with its windowed dormer and asymmetrical roofline. The dormer also makes this tiny cottage plan feel larger than it is. The Smithaven kit is often used as an accessory dwelling unit, office, treehouse, or artist’s studio. The open floorplan provides homeowners flexibility for a variety of layouts.
With floor, wall, and roof insulation, insulated double pane windows, and an insulated door you can turn this small cottage into a four-season shell. You can install a wood stove, composting toilet, and solar package for off-grid living or install modern electrical, plumbing, and heating options. Other possible upgrades for the Smithhaven include pressure-treated flooring, shingle roofing (cedar or asphalt), alternative siding choices, flower boxes, and weathervanes. You can also purchase additional windows for more natural light.
When dreaming about the small cottage lifestyle, you might imagine tranquil surroundings that bring back memories of a simpler way of life. Cottages are adorable structures that simply emanate warmth and comfort. Small cottage plans make charming guesthouses or backyard retreats. When the primary purpose of your small cottage plan is a vacation home, the intimate space is ideal for couples who are looking for peaceful weekend getaways or families seeking quality time and bonding. At Jamaica Cottage Shop, they think that having a small cabin in the backyard can be just as rewarding as having one in the backcountry. If you are considering a home office or bunkhouse for guests, you might turn your four-season cabin 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, the 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 the Jamaica Cottage Shops Northeast delivery area, you might consider purchasing a fully assembled turn-key cabin design delivered to your prepared site.
At Jamaica Cottage Shop they pride themselves on offering a wide variety of well-built, durable, Vermont-made, post and beam sheds and cottages. All the designs are constructed using native rough sawn, full dimensioned lumber grown and sustainably harvested in the USA. The framing is constructed of eastern hemlock and the siding and trim is kiln-dried eastern white pine. Building projects are shipped in one of three ways to include kit, plans, or fully assembled. Many of the designs are offered in our detailed step-by-step plans format and/or pre-cut kits internationally and most are offered fully assembled in the Northeast USA.
The Jamaica Cottage Shop hand-cut, part number, and color code each piece and ships direct to you. Whether pre-cut kit or fully assembled, the cottage designs are crafted with care and exude a traditional country charm that is an asset to any landscape. They are continually expanding their product line and website.
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