Free 8×8 Tiny House Plans

A few weeks ago one my fellow tiny house bloggers, Stephanie at Coming Unmoored, suggested a very interesting idea to me… provide free tiny house plans. It seemed like a good idea to me, after all I post all sorts of tiny house designs here for free why not take a little extra time and publish them in a format that would enable others to build tiny houses.

Below is my first draft of a tiny house plan for a simple 8×8 tiny house or shed. I plan to enhance this plan over time and add wiring and plumbing details like a tiny kitchen and bathroom, but for now it’s just a framing plan. I’d also love to hear what you think and welcome any advice on details that are missing. For example I want to add a materials list and more detail around the type of hardware and lumber to use.

I’d also like to hear what other shapes and sizes of tiny houses you’d like to see. I can’t promise I’ll be able to draw them all but I’d like to eventually offer a wide variety of simple free house plans here. I also plan to finish the Tiny Simple House book soon and will offer that for sale. It should be about 80 pages and include a lot more detail and options than these simple plans. But until I finish that I hope you enjoy these free house plans.

Download Free 8×8 Tiny House Plans – v1.0 (.pdf)

Updated! – Download Free House Plans – 8×8 Tiny House v.2

Updated! – Download Free House Plans – 8×8 Tiny House v.3

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7 thoughts on “Free 8×8 Tiny House Plans

  1. Steve W. says:

    Mike —

    Thanks so much for your wholehearted commitment to the tiny house movement.

    I really like your idea of “open-sourcing” your tiny house plans. Some of the plans from other developers are terrific, but I still think there’s plenty of room for low-cost alternatives, especially if you don’t rely on too many custom parts.

    I would like to help you out in whatever ways I can!

  2. Robin Price says:

    This is awesome, and just what I have been hoping for. I’ve designed several tiny houses myself and would be happy to share them with you if you could break them down into walls/floors/etc for folks to have access to build their own tiny homes. Let me know if you are interested! I’d really love to see a 8×16 passive solar low cost home, also for anyone interested in solar options for their tiny home feel free to contact me. I’d love to help out the tiny house movement in anyway possible. I will be starting a blog on my own tiny home as soon as construction commences!

  3. Laura says:

    Wonderful! Great idea! Please keep on doing this.. we are planning to make a small dwelling place and this GREATLY helps. Thanks!

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