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 a design of his own and began construction on his Mom’s new home a year ago this month.
Throughout the construction process Dan documented the project on his blog. He has now packed all the info you’d need to build this house into a multi-document package that includes:
- A 76 page ebook consisting of over 120 color pictures and 7100 words detailing all of the steps that I took to build my tiny house. Very little of this information is specific to my tiny house, and would be pertinent to anyone building a tiny house.
- A 66 page printable set of plans organized in the order in which the work should be completed.
- An electrical diagram showing how the outlets and switches are divided between circuits.
- A materials list detailing all of the items that would need to be purchased to build my tiny house. Having this information alone can save you over a thousand dollars, which I explain how in the book.
- The SketchUp model that you can navigate in 3D to take any measurement and see how every board fits together.
- Free updates
Dan sent me a preview before making them available for sale… and I was blown away with the quality of the work and completeness of the package. The other real value here is that Dan included a lot of information useful to do-it-yourselfers that I’ve not seen in other plans.
Many plans assume the builder is a pro. Dan chose to include his hands-on learnings and explains how to avoid doing things the hard way from a do-it-yourselfer’s point of view. The photos and descriptions included in the ebook portion of the plan package illustrate the construction process from start to finish including some details on plumbing and electrical.
Learn more about these tiny house plans on Dan’s blog.