Category Archives: Plans

The Navarro 20 – Tiny House Plans

Pictured here is just one way you could finish the Navarro 20. Inside I show an alternating Step Tansu Staircase that leads up to the sleeping loft. The stairs provide a lot of flexible storage space themselves, but even more storage cabinets flank the full size refrigerator. Like all my tiny house plans you have […]

Tiny House Design Mashup

People that build their own tiny houses almost always customize something from the original plans. Sometimes they even use the plan as a guide and build something completely different. For example, check out this Tiny Community Center tour video and listen to what Zee Kesler says about her house and the original plans. In a nutshell, […]

Westport Tiny House on Wheels

Pictured here are some photo realistic renderings of the Westport – formerly known as the Coast Cottage. It’s a 28-foot tiny house design that features two rooms separated by a bathroom & kitchen. Above the kitchen & bath is a sleeping loft. Off the back room is a french door. In these illustrations I show […]

Don Vardo – Micro House by PAD

This is the Don Vardo by Portland Alternative Dwellings (PAD). The first Don Vardo was designed and built by Katy Anderson in 2010. Plans are now available for this micro home. “The Don Vardo is a great starter tiny house project, perfect for a detached office, guest quarters, or a weekend get-away or hide-away. It’s a […]

Tinyville Earthbag Domes

The folks at the Natural Building Blog have been expanding their small house plans selection. This two-dome design is 257 square feet and has a loft in the larger dome. If you’re not familiar with earthbag construction, it’s essentially a home made from the dirt under your feet. It’s scooped up and put into bags […]

How to Build a Tiny House Video Series & Construction Guide

Dan Louche at Tiny Home Builders has been busy building another tiny house and recording the process in an instructional video series. The videos are now available through his website and show how to build a tiny house step-by-step. Dan tells me: “The library is currently has 22 videos and over 3 hours of footage. […]

Sample Floor Plans for the 8×28 Coastal Cottage

The Coastal Cottage is an 8′ by 28′ tiny house that can be built on or off a trailer. It features a bay window and small covered porch up front as well as two sleeping lofts. I’ve not included floor plans in my tiny house plans in the past but in the last two months have […]

Prefab Hybrid – An Approach To Partial Panelized Construction

One of the most popular plans/ebooks I’ve published is Tiny Prefab – A Do-It-Yourself Prefab Building System. This new plan, Prefab Hybrid, is a variation on that theme leveraging prefab panels for the floor, walls, and loft and standard framing for the roof. Compared to the system you’ll see in Tiny Prefab, the panels in […]