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Small House Plans

Small House Plans
The tiny house plans you’ll find here are drawn with do-it-yourselfers in mind. We keep the prices low to help people get a leg-up on their own tiny house dreams. Inside each of the plans you’ll see how tiny houses are framed with step-by-step illustrations. If you like what you see below consider getting our 6-PACK OF PLANS (PDF Download) for $39.95. Little River Lodge (8′x24′) The Little River Lodge is a 24-foot tiny house design with a tiny bedroom on the lower level and a loft above. PDF format 34 pages $9.95Learn More about the Little River Lodge Caspar Cottage (8′x20′) The Caspar Cottage is a 20-foot tiny house design inspired by the historic homes on Northern California’s Mendocino coast . PDF format 36 pages $9.95Learn More about the Caspar Cottage Calpella Cabin (8′x16′) The Calpella Cabin is a 16-foot tiny house design inspired by the homes on Calpella Street in Mendocino, Californa. PDF format 35 pages $9.95Learn More about the Calpella Cabin Coastal Cottage (8′x28′) Free Updates Related:  Tinny Space Plans 1Small/Tiny House Movement

Uncut Tiny House Realized As a result of this exploration we now know that a tiny house that could be built without a saw. The direction I went in is just one way to go too – and I’m certain there are many many more. In fact several folks have commented and contacted me directly suggesting some great improvements. I was thinking of running a little design competition to see how many people we could inspire to jump onto this idea – but this whole process sparked a new idea that’s even better. You see when you choose to avoid using a saw in your design, you end up making compromises that create another kind of waste – the use excess material in the structure. Making cuts for a perfect fit means the house only ends up with just the right amount of material, albeit with some discarded waste lumber. So what if we took the learnings from the Uncut Tiny House and applied them to a No Waste Tiny House. But I digress… Let me show you this version of the Uncut Tiny House. Continue to see the assembly process and details.

Tiny House Cost vs. Traditional House Cost There are lots of benefits from buying and living in a tiny house. The most obvious is the cost of the house itself. I have written this blog post for you to SEE the difference in price between traditional homes and tiny houses. According to CBS News, the average cost of a house in the United States is $156,100. The graph also shows the interest paid on a 30 year note for a traditional house, and a 15 year note for a tiny house at 4.5% interest. A typical American family’s rent or mortgage payment represents roughly 30% of their total income. I look forward to hearing your comments!

Tiny Houses | Tiny Home Builders What is a tiny house? A tiny house is a small house that is sized such that it can fit on a trailer. In most areas this means that it can’t be bigger than 8 feet 6 inches wide, 13 feet 6 inches tall, and 40 feet long. The houses are built on trailers since they are too small to be allowed as permanent structures according to most local code enforcement agencies. Why would I live in a tiny house? For many, the dream of owning their own house is only that, a dream. Another advantage of tiny houses is gained time. Another advantage is that the houses can be moved. Finally, one last reason to living in a tiny house is conservation. Why wouldn’t I just buy an RV? RV’s are great for travel, but not so great to live in. Have more questions? Looking for a house for your dog or maybe just a small project to get you started, take a look at our modernDog dog house.

The Tiny Life Tiny Home Builders | Builder of high quality custom tiny houses Living Big in a Tiny House | Living Big In A Tiny House The Gifford 112+ SQ FT | Estimated Materials Costs | Download FREE Study Plans The Gifford is the design of Jay Shafer's own house. It's a stunning 7’ x 16’ structure squarely rooted in the American Craftsman Style. It has been beefed up where beefing up was necessary for a sense of mass and fortification, and it has been pared down everywhere else. Ironically, this little thing was inspired by the sizable Great Lodges of North America. Take a virtual tour of Jay Shafer's Gifford here. The bathroom’s interior is 21” W x 53” L; the great room’s 96” x 75”; the kitchen’s 53” x 46” and the sleeping loft’s just 75” W x 91 ¾” x 33” H. A Special Bonus The Furnished House Plan includes a full set of Compact Furnishing plans. This house is also available as a Shell Plan. * Gifford on wheels measures 13'-4" tall, when built on the 22" high deck of a standard car hauler trailer. All plans are PDF downloads.

Cai (tm) House Nick Hurt of Cambridge, VT has created a cabin he calls the Cai ™ House. This is a portable cabin. Nick is in the process of getting his business off the ground and wanted to share his design here on the Tiny House Blog. The cabin pictured here is a prototype cabin and is not for sale. Nick describes his prototype cabin below: Definition- a two story 420 square foot portable, energy efficient, low impact, self sufficient structure that can be set up by one person in 6-8 hours. Where transformer toy meets housing- Everything stores neatly inside during transport and unfolds into a cute little house that can be folded up to be transported again. The prototype shown in the photos is not insulated and was constructed for personal use. I would like to custom build you a custom cai ™ house utilizing highest quality sustainable materials assembled by Vermont’s finest Master Carpenters. Intended uses- 1. General Information- 1. Cai (tm) House Folded Living Area Loft Floor Plan Loft Floor Plan

The Weller The Weller is one of Jay Shafer’s most popular tiny home designs in the Road Bungalow collection. The asymmetrical bump out and Craftsman style porch details make for an attractive and inviting front. A warm welcome to a beautiful and well-lit interior. Inside, that windowed corner creates the perfect dining nook or sitting area. This house employs the same American Craftsman principles as all of the Jay's newest tiny house designs— mass, volume and organic form predominate inside and out. The furnished house plans include: A washroom (5’-6” x 2”)A great room (6’ x 6’)A kitchenette (4’-6” x 4’)A sleeping Loft ( 6’-3” W x 8’ L x 2’-8” H) Like the Gifford, two skylights over the pillows make the loft feel much bigger and provide an additional means of egress in the case of emergency. The space is easily heated with a tiny stainless steel fireplace by Dickinson Marine. A twin-sized bed provides space for a (presumably) single occupant to sleep downstairs. A Special Bonus