Sugar Shack

Small sugar shack for boiling maple sap to make maple syrup
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Project Type:  

Special use shelter


Project Location:  

Anywhere you want it to be


Project Size:  

336 Square Feet


Architectural Style:  

Traditional, rustic


Project Status:  

Plans available for purchase

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About this project:

In early spring when temperatures are below freezing at night and above freezing during the day, maple sap begins to flow and the production of maple syrup begins in the northeast. It takes approximately 43 gallons of raw sap to produce one gallon of maple syrup. Maple syrup is made by evaporating the water out of the sap until the syrup has reached the desired concentration. In the spirit of this tradition, Off Grid Shelters has created the Sugar Shack design. This special use structure is ideal for hobby producers or small scale producers who use wood fired evaporators. Exterior finish materials include

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Design Features:

Steam cupola

Corrugated tin roof

Cord wood storage

Long work bench

Supply closet




What does it mean to be off the grid?  The most literal definition is autonomy from traditional public utility services providing energy, water and sewer.  The term “off the grid” may also be characterized as a location in nature that is free from the stifling demands of our modern society.  For some, living off the grid becomes a full time life style choice where the comfort and convenience of municipal services and strip mall shopping centers are sacrificed in exchange for more freedom, less government and lower taxes.  For others, the off grid home becomes a temporary escape for working men and women and their families and a foothold in nature for outdoor recreational activities.  Regardless of your motivation, Off Grid Shelters has the skills and experience to help you plan for and successfully build your dream home or special use shelter.  


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