One of the most popular plans/ebooks I’ve published is Tiny Prefab – A Do-It-Yourself Prefab Building System. This new plan, Prefab Hybrid, is a variation on that theme leveraging prefab panels for the floor, walls, and loft and standard framing for the roof.
Compared to the system you’ll see in Tiny Prefab, the panels in this plan are simpler and more similar to standard framing. They are partially finished and remain open on the interior for easy assembly, wiring, plumbing, and insulating. So the amount of actual off-site prefabrication is reduced. The disadvantage of this approach is that more construction work would need to happen on-site instead of in the shop.
The other major difference with this approach is the hybrid part. Instead of using prefab panels in the roof, the way you’d see in Tiny Prefab, standard framing is shown. Lifting heavy panels up onto a roof would not be easy to do alone. So to make this an easier project for one person, standard framing for the roof seemed like a logical way to go.
The other major advantage to building with panels, besides the off-site prefabrication, is that the panels can make different sized buildings (see below).
This new set of plans is just 26 pages long, and you can buy a copy for $9.95, but I’m also including it in the original Tiny Prefab ebook at no extra charge. So, if you’ve already purchased Tiny Prefab you should have received an email with a link to the updated version which includes Prefab Hybrid – so there’s no need to buy this plan.
If you don’t own a copy of Tiny Prefab and want a copy of Prefab Hybrid you have a couple of options.
- You can buy Prefab Hybrid for $9.95;
- You can buy a copy of Tiny Prefab for $19.95 (which includes a free copy of Prefab Hybrid), or;