Bill Builds The Tiny Solar House

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A couple of weeks ago I got some exciting news from my friend Kent Griswold that someone was building a house from one of my tiny free house plans. I’ve had a few people tell me they are planning on building one of my designs but these are the first photos of an actual house I’ve seen.

After much research Bill Brooks (Central Valley, California) chose the 8×16 Tiny Solar House because it met his needs for a rolling tiny house he could pull up to Alaska for an extended visit. He didn’t want to buy a normal travel trailer because they are not as well suited to the extreme weather as a tiny home.

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7 thoughts on “Bill Builds The Tiny Solar House

  1. Bill says:

    Thanks for the great plans Michael. The house is going well so far. I made a few minor changes, such as 3 large windows on the side instead of the 6 in your plan. I also added a small window on the front in the loft area. The last change was to build the back wall even, no inset for the door. When it is done, I am sure you will recognize your design.

    I will keep you updated as I go along.


  2. Michael Janzen says:

    Thanks Bill… and customize away! There are so many ‘right’ ways to design and build a house no one way is best for everyone.

    Looking forward to seeing it come together! Looks like you’re off to a great start.

  3. Bill says:

    My biggest challenge may be how to lay out the interior. That I have not decided on at all yet, other than the loft and bathoom area.

  4. Matthew Mahoney says:

    I am going to be living in vermont this next winter. my dream is to build a low cost tiny home and livivng in it on the edge of a small pond i have picked out. any plans you have are welcomed i need to establish my thought process and get my vision together.

  5. Mike V. says:

    Hey Michael, my girlfriend and I are new to your blog and we really love all the good free info you post! I just clicked the link in this post to “Visit my Free Plans Page” and I get “403 Forbidden” error.. Is there a new link to get to your plans? Thanks for all the help and tinyhouse-awesomeness!

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