Choose the plan that fits you
All plans include our cloud-based IDE and freelancer marketplace.
Build Easy
$0 / Month
Get the power of our basic cloud IDE with no monthly fee
  • Free access to our basic IDE
  • Free to list tasks at price you choose
  • 10% Transaction Fee per task
  • Pay nothing until tasks are completed and approved
  • Email-based customer support
Build Securely
$179 / Month
Add the full features of our secure IDE for a monthly fee
  • Advanced permissioning and security features
  • 10% Transaction Fee per task
  • Security by Strong Network
  • Email-based customer support
Build Together
Custom pricing
Need expert consulation? Not sure where to begin? We can help!
  • All the features of Max Security plus custom full service support
  • Fractional CTO Offering
  • Let us manage your task queue and
    more
  • Dedicated customer support
A better way to work.

FAQ’S

What is Cottage?

Cottage is a pairing of two things.

First, it's a tool that allows your management or developers to outsource their web development tasks without onboarding or interviews.

Second, it's a pool of talented web developers that will complete your tasks quickly and effectively.

Who is it for?

Cottage is for busy people, busy teams, and busy organizations working in web development. Now, that's basically everyone, so here are six specific examples of who we know we can help.

- Non-Technical Founders who need full service development support
- Technical Founders who need some help keeping up
- Freelance developers who have more work than they can do alone
- Development agencies who need some flexible development support

What does a "task" mean?

A task is a small assignment of web development work that you estimate can be completed in 2-16 hours. Our platform works best when big projects are broken into these smaller tasks. If you don't want to break down your project yourself, try our Build Together plan. This is a premium service that allows you to pass off a full project scope to our experts and we'll utilize our pool of developers to get it done faster than any individual could.

Which plan is right for me?

We want to fit your needs, so we created two self serve tiers and a third option of full service consulting from our CTOs.

Build Easy:
Best for startups and businesses with some technical ability in-house. Use our freelancers to augment your in house team. Create tasks yourself and then utilize our simple process to get freelancer help fast. There is no limit on this service, create as many tasks as needed on your own timeline.

Build Securely:
Similar to build easy, but with a premium security service through our partnership with Strong Network. If you have proprietary IP or data that needs to the highest levels of security available, this is for you. To learn more about how this works, see the Strong Network FAQ below.

Build Together:
This is a full service consulting option that fits your specific development needs. We can provide Fractional CTO services, create your MVP, or add in key features to your product. This service is designed with non-technical founders in mind, or those that are simply too busy growing the business to get into the technical details. By leveraging our freelancer platform, Cottage can keep costs down while still moving at the speed required by our startup clients.

How can I reach you?

Cottage is a startup, and that means you'll get high-touch support directly from our founders. You'll have a direct avenue to us to recommend new features, give feedback, and have your issues resolved promptly. This is only going to be for our earliest customers, so get in touch with us now. You can email us at support@joincottage.com

Who is it for?

Cottage is for busy people, busy teams, and busy organizations working in web development. Now, that's basically everyone, so here are six specific examples of who we know we can help.

- Non-Technical Founders who need full service development support
- Technical Founders who need some help keeping up
- Freelance developers who have more work than they can do alone
- Development agencies who need some flexible development support

How does Cottage make money?

Cottage is free to start, and we only get paid when you get work done.

The flow goes like this.
1. You offer $500 for your task
2. That task is completed
3. You will pay exactly $500
4. The freelancer will receive $500 minus the Cottage and Stripe processing fees.

Do you have international support?

No international support at this time. All companies, Cottage employees, and freelancers are U.S. based and legally authorized to work in the U.S.

What types of development do you do?

Cottage launched as a React.JS focused web development platform. We plan on expanding in the future. Send us a message if you have interest in working with us in another protocol or development type.

How do you ensure the security of my IP?

There are two levels of security: Standard and Strong Network Security

Standard security: Your task is presented as the smallest code snippet possible to mitigate risk, and it is presented anonymously so developers won't know what company or individual they are working with. These two factors make it unlikely that any valuable insights could be gleaned from your work, but if you do have IP you are worried about we recommend upgrading to the Build Securely plan.

Max Security: This feature is through a partnership with Strong Network. See below for more information.

How do you connect with my code repository?

We currently have a GitHub plug-in that can be downloaded for free. You will onboard one of our founders to your Github, then they will handle splitting just your task out to our developers. They will only have access to the code that needs the work you requested.

What is Strong Network?

Strong Network is a zero-trust access control to repositories and data loss prevention. By utilizing this secure development environment, your IP will be protected with the best security tech available. If a freelancer were to attempt anything suspicious you would be notified immediately and then we could take appropriate actions to resolve the matter.

Strong Network monitors all interactions with your code and data ranking each on severity. This allows us to audit freelancers at a glance. Freelancers who violate our NDA, terms of service, or community guidelines will not be be allowed continue on our platform. Strong's real time metrics and security logs are ISO 27001 compliant.

Who is doing the work?

Our talented pool of US based React developers will complete your task. We are a referral-only site and if our developers do not uphold our quality and security guidelines they will be removed from the site.

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