Category Archives: Design Concepts

Sawtooth Saltbox

The following is a guest post and house design from one of my regular readers, Craig Moorhouse. As you can see the design isn’t exactly tiny but contains so many great ideas and detail I asked Craig if for permission to share it with you. Thanks again Craig! I sent a handful of Google SketchUp […]

Earthbag Daydream

When I first read about Ryo Chijiiwa’s tiny cabin on Tiny House Blog I was fascinated by the adventure this fellow was on. He quit his job at Google, traveled America, and is now working to setup a more comfortable place to live on the remote property that he recently purchased in northern California. You […]

Ben’s Tiny House Design

Yesterday a student named Ben from Embrun, Canada shared with me this tiny house design that he made with Google SketchUp. He and his school gave me permission to show it to you and share a little background on this school project. Ben is taking a construction class at École secondaire catholique Embrun. This drawing […]

Usonian Inspired Home by Joseph Sandy – Part 2

The other day I posted news of a Usonian inspired tiny house design by Joseph Sandy. Today Joseph posted an update on his blog with two possible roof options for that same house. He also included more information about the design of this tiny living space and details about each ‘room’. Be sure to visit […]

Tiny House Panel System – Update

I’m extremely close to publishing the free plans and a detailed ebook for this tiny house panel system. Over the past few weeks it’s evolved into a system of four sandard interlocking wall panels, one floor panel, one ceiling panel and three roof panels. Most of the construction could happen anywhere leaving only assembly work […]

Tiny House Panel System

I’ve not posted for a few days because I’ve been working on this fairly complex panel system. You’ve seen the preliminary designs in the House for Khayelitsha and the Simple Panelized Shelter but I’m just about done figuring out all the details for a simple panel system that could be used for both homes, as […]

A House for Khayelitsha – Update

I’ve been working on this 16′ by 16′ design every night this week and wanted to share an update with you. I’ve worked out most of the prefab panel construction details and how they all fit together. The next step is to work out how best to arrange the interior so that five people (in […]

A House for Khayelitsha – Preview

Last night I posted a story on Tiny House Living about a project that has emerged over the last few days. When I woke up this morning I had an idea for how the roof should work so I quickly sketched it and thought I’d share it with you. The house is 16′ by 16′ […]

Simple Panelized Shelter

I realize that passionate posts on solving homelessness is a little off topic for Tiny House Design but it’s a topic that seems to need more public support so I figured it was worth venturing into a potentially off-topic area. But now I’d like to bring it back to tiny houses a little more. Below […]

Dogtrot Friggebod

One of my regular readers sent me his small house dream. David is a ex-Aussie living in Sweden and was inspired by a combination of my dogtrot tiny house concept and a friggebod. In Sweden you can generally build a friggebod (small habitable adjunct building) without permits if it is smaller than 15 square meters […]