Category Archives: Design Concepts

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 […]

PVC Teardrop Bike Trailer Update

I got a note from Roy, aka the PVC Bike Guy, and he’s started working on the PVC bike trailer. He’s been using my teardrop bike trailer plans as a starting point and making changes as needed. We’re still noodling over how to make the top part of the frame out of PVC pipe and […]

8x8x8 Cube – Backyard Office Concept

Julia and I have decided last weekend to seriously consider building a tiny office for me in our backyard. I work from home full-time and use a bedroom in the house as my office. The only trouble is that when the dogs are barking, or Katie is playing loudly, it gets a little difficult to […]

Tiny Gambrel A-Frame

This tiny house design was sent to me by Craig, one of my readers. Like many of us Craig has been experimenting with Google SketchUp and has had an A-Frame design burning in his head; so he sat down and whipped up this sketch of a Tiny Gambrel A-Frame. I asked him if it was […]

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