Now that it's over, it's time to start planning for next summer. If a simple, easy-to-construct little cottage is what you're after, take a look at the Jamaica Cottage Shop.
While we're sure no one will be building one of these in the city (but there's an idea for a room in a loft), these cottages look like fun little country escapes.
Purchased in a kit, these come packaged with everything you need to construct a simple structure over a weekend. Similar kits are sold for garden and storage sheds. Prices range from about $1500 to $6000.