Pictured here is the Leggett 24 – another new tiny house design. It features a lower lever bedroom with a full height ceiling and the potential for underbed storage.
In the center of the house are a bathroom and kitchen. The bathroom can be found behind a pocket door and can contain a 32″ shower, toilet, and wall mounted sink. The kitchen has a window over the sink and is shown here with a full-size refrigerator.
French doors on the side of the house lead to the living room. The high ceiling, and many large windows add to the open feeling to this tiny house design. The french doors and clerestory windows about let ample light into the house. To access the loft I show a simple built in ladder that doubles as a divider between the kitchen and living room.
Like all my tiny house plans you have the flexibility to finish the house however you like, this is just one example. If you think there are too many windows, you could choose to omit one or more, and free up some wall space.
The Leggett 24 has a simple 3/12 shed roof and is 24-feet long. There are three primary advanges of a shed roof over a gable roofed tiny house:
- Interior Space is Maximized – While keeping the maximum height of the house below 13′ 6″, the side walls are extended to their maximum height while keeping a 3/12 pitch roof. This roof pitch is a very common lower limit for many common roofing materials making it an ideal low pitch roof. Shallower pitches are possible with roofing materials that can handle the flatness.
- More Spacous Sleeping Loft – While many people these days look for tiny house designs with lower level sleeping options, lofts remain popular and provide a lot of extra useful space without adding square footage. A gable roof without dormers make for a cramped loft, so a shed roof gives you a lot more usable space upstairs.
- Simplier to Build – If you’re an owner builder – or on a budget or afraid of heights – you’ll appreciate this benefit of a shed roofed tiny house. There will be no difficult cuts, no complex sheet metal work, no tricky roof framing in a roof like this – or at least compared to a gable or gambrel roof. This is quite possible the simpliest roof to build which speeds the time to complete and lowers the cost – which matters a lot when you’re hiring skilled labor by the hour.
The overall height and width of the Leggett fit within the common road limit of 13′ 6″ tall, and 8′ 6″ wide – making it towable without special permits by a large pickup truck.
The trailer you select to build a tiny house of this size should have at least two 5,500 pound axles, electric breaks, and a properly sized hitch. I recommend using the trailers from Tiny Home Builders.
All of my gable and gambrel roofed have interghangable wall sections, extensions, and roofs. For the most part, these are not interchangebale with the shed roof plans. So if you want to mashup your own tiny house design using two or more of my shed roofed designs, you can do that.
The downoadable plans include a PDF of the plans, the original SketchUp drawing, and a materials checklist to get you started on your shopping list.