Category Archives: Plans

Dan’s Tiny House Project plans now available

Dan’s Mom had been living in a badly constructed trailer home that was deteriorating around her. Like most of us these days money was tight, so Dan began researching frugal housing options and discovered the tiny house movement. Inspired by the tiny homes he found online, and having some experience building stuff, Dan came up with […]

Palladio’s Escape in the news

There was a nice article on Ricky Newcomer’s Palladio’s Escape Cottage small prefab house at the TheNewsStar.com. The house is prefabricated and then assembled at the work site using bolts, metal plates, and a crane. The prototype pictured here took about four months to design and build but only 3 days to assemble. Now that all […]

Palladio’s Escape Cottage Plans

This small prefab home drew a lot of interest when I first posted it here on Tiny House Design. Palladio’s Escape encloses 412 square feet and has a footprint that measures 18′ by 26′. Inside you’ll find a full kitchen, two small pantries, an eating bar, living room, and space for a washer and dryer. […]

Tiny Solar House Plans

Ironically this is my 400th post on Tiny House Design. I really hadn’t planned to do anything special for the 400th post but this does mark a personal milestone for me. Over the last year and a half of exploring tiny houses through blogging I’ve presented many design ideas, some of my own and many […]

Usonian Inspired Home by Joseph Sandy

Usonian homes were originally the invention of Frank Lloyd Wright with the first example, The Jacobs House, which was completed in 1937. He imagined these as small low-cost single-family homes that were designed unlike many of the common homes of the day. Like most of Wright’s work Usonian homes inspired much of what is considered […]

A closer look at the Sonoma Shanty tiny house plans

The Sonoma Shanty is an affordable tiny house solution that came out of a collaboration between Kent Griswold and Stephen Marshall of Little House on the Trailer. This is actually one of the projects that was born from a meet-up a few of us had last year at Jay Shafer’s place in Sebastopol, California. You […]

Test Driving Google SketchUp Pro

If you’ve been reading Tiny House Design for a while you’ve probably noticed that I’ve tried different drawing tools over time to draw my design concepts. Within the last few months I’ve been mostly using Google SketchUp, a free 3D drawing program. The only problem with this free version is that it doesn’t include a […]