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Announcing another free tiny house plan download for a Micro Gambrel. It measures 8′ deep and 7′ 4″ wide. The reason for the odd width is that it’s sized to optionally fit on an 82″ wide (between the fenders) trailer so that it could be adapted for a mobile tiny house.
Gambrel roofs are common on barns and sheds because they provide a lot of headroom without adding a full second story. For this same reason they seem to be catching on in the tiny house movement too. Most tiny houses have lofts, but a common pitched gable roof can make things tight. A gambrel roof isn’t really much taller, it’s just wider at the mid-point giving that added headroom.
I wanted to learn how to draw a gambrel roof, so being a do-it-yourselfer and avid self-learner, I spent a little time and figured it out. It’s actually quite simple, but as I drew the truss I realized that it would be very easy to slip it onto some tiny house walls I already had drawn in SketchUp. So I took a break from my normal tiny house blogging and focused on these plans for a few days. As with most projects it took a bit longer than expected but it’s now complete.