The Carrack 1042 is the beginning of a new generation of tiny house designs. It’s wider and longer than most tiny houses but a project sized for many do-it-yourselfers.
It’s name is inspired by the Carrack class of wooden sailing ships common during the 14th-17th centuries. These ships rode high in the water and had two to four masts rigged with square sails and fore-and-aft triangular lateen sails.
Most tiny home owners don’t move their homes often and have wondered if the width of tiny house design could be extended.
Trailers under 10-feet wide are easily moved with an oversize single move permit. Trailers as wide as 14-feet can be moved by truck, but when you exceed 10-feet the permitting challenges grow – not to mention the physical size of the tow vehicle.
A 10×42-foot tiny house will still be easily towed by a full size heavy duty pickup truck, and the single move permit will be easy to get.
The Carrack 1042 has a large open main room with a small loft accessed by ladder. The main room has a long kitchen on one side and a dining table and french door on the other side.
A small living room, which can be closed-off, joins the main room. This room could also double as a bedroom, office, or guest room with the right choice of transforming furniture.
Under the loft above the main room is a hallway, bathroom, and closet with laundry hookups. The Hallway leads to a dedicated lower level bedroom, shown here with a queen size bed.
The plans show all the details you need to frame the house. Also included is a plumbing and electrical plan showing the layout of the switches, outlets, faucets, and drains.
In addition to the printable PDF plans (tabloid page size), you get the original SketchUp file which makes it possible for you to make edits using SketchUp Free or a desktop version of SketchUp. Below are sample pages from the plans.
For over 10 years our tiny house plans have been the lowest cost and highest value. The plans are drawn to be easily understood by do-it-yourselfers. For just $39 you get a printable PDF version of the plans (tabloid page size) and the original editable SketchUp file.