Continuing the tradition of constructing artful accessory buildings in Florida

Cottage Shell Packages

Starlet Cottage Shell

Historic Shed is pleased to offer our 14’x16′ Starlet Cottage as a building shell-only package for people who want a legal Tiny House on a Foundation (THOF), but don’t want to start from scratch. Historic Shed will provide a finished exterior shell and the home owner will be responsible for completing the interiors to create a livable home, either DIY or by subcontracting out. Historic Shed will provide the following:

  • Engineered architectural drawings for Owner-Builder permitting including:
    • Floor plan
    • Foundation plan
    • Roof plan
    • Elevations
    • Wall sections
    • Electrical plan
    • Plumbing riser diagram
    • HVAC energy calcs for a Mini-Split AC system with heat
    • Florida Product Approvals list
  • Florida Residential Building Code compliant 14’x16′ Starlet Cottage Shell (exterior only)
    • Concrete block pier foundation on concrete pads with  reinforced concrete cores and embedded uplift straps
    • Wood deck framed at 16″ oc with Advantech subfloor
    • #2 Southern Yellow Pine wall framing at 16″ oc with double top plate, strapped
    • LP Smartside lap siding (smooth finish) with cypress trim boards
    • Conventional framed roof for a cathedral ceiling
    • Starlet package floor plan

      6:12 roof slope

    • 4′ porch roof extension with decorative truss
    • Dimensional asphalt shingles (standard) over approved underlayment
      • Metal roof upgrade is available
    • JeldWen wood 4500 series windows with cypress exterior traditional trim
    • Single light wood French door with traditional cypress trim
    • Interior framing for bath and flat ceiling over bath/ kitchenette
    • Framing for 2′ shelf on front gable end
    • Exterior primed and painted 2 coats, up to 3 colors
  • Guidance along the way with permitting, finishing, etc.

Shell Package Cost $22,986.00

Extras/ upgrades available:

  • Custom Site Plan for permitting (Owner to provide a survey)
  • 5-V Crimp Galvalume metal roof
  • Foundation lattice
  • Full width front porch deck and stairs
  • Hurricane fabric for areas that need to meet Wind Borne Debris requirements

Not included:

  • Verification that the project meets zoning requirements (call you local Zoning Office if you have questions)
  • Site Preparation/ Clearing
  • Insulation
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC (although you may purchase a DIY Mini-Split unit from us to install yourself)
  • Interior finishes (no drywall, no ceiling finish, no interior finish trim, no flooring, no appliances, etc.)
  • No interior painting
  • Front porch deck and entry stairs (unless upgrade chosen)
  • Site improvements/ landscaping

Historic Shed will not submit for the Building Permit as the entire job will not be done under our supervision; therefore you will be required to pull an Owner-Builder permit, with the shell portion of the build sub-contracted to Historic Shed. We will help you along the permitting process.

Starlet package elevations

Starlet without the roof extension
Starlet Cottage front
Starlet set on a concrete slab (note that this package only includes setting the building on a pier foundation)


Historic Shed™

1212 Ponce de Leon Boulevard

Brooksville, Florida 34601-1244

(813) 333-2249/ (352) 777-4905

Licensed & Insured FL CBC1258207

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