8×36 Tiny House Plans – Carrack 836

The Carrack 836 is a slight smaller version of the Carrack 1042. See a comparison of the two sizes of this design. This version of the Carrack is 36-feet long and just under 13′ 6″ tall and 8′ 6″ wide – making it legal to tow without a permit, just like a travel trailer.

Main Room looking toward Living Room

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.

Right Side of the Carrack 836

An 8×36-foot tiny house is a large tiny house and can be towed by a full size heavy duty pickup truck.

The Carrack 836 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.

Kitchen & Dining Room. Loft Above Bathroom & Closet.

The Carrack 836 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.

Right Front View

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.


Below are some other color examples of how the house could be finished. How would you finish yours?

11 thoughts on “8×36 Tiny House Plans – Carrack 836

  1. Deborah Hunsaker says:

    I’m thinking about building one of these designs as in addition and wondered if the interior walls are necessary to support the building. I need a quilting room, with storage, not separate rooms, if that makes sense. I really love the look and style of this plan. I could see building one to live in and one for my hobby! Not sure where my adult children would live then… Lol

    • Michael says:

      There are two interior shear walls that are required, but the small walls that surround the bathroom could be deleted. The tall shear walls are located under the roof slope transitions. As far as adult children… have them build their own tiny homes! 🙂

  2. Peter LeBlanc says:

    I am an Environmental Deacon in the Catholic Church. I am working to have the use of the interior of a Church, and have tiny houses built along the wall of a Church. The center would be used for an inside farm. If you were to go into any Catholic Church and think about the design feasability I would much appreaciate it. The use would be for Refugees, Eldery, military vets and youth. I see this as the future for many abandoned Churches. Deacon’82 Environment and Global Interdependence.

    • Michael says:

      I think it could be done, it would mainly change the roof and wall height since the overall height needs to stay under 13’6″. The main reason I’d not recommend it has to do with the oversize load classification. When you go over 10 feet there are more challenges and costs. If that wasn’t a big issue I’d go all the way up to the max for oversize loads.

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