Tag Archives: house plans

Shed Building Step by Step

A while back one of my readers, David, sent me a link to Sean Sexton’s website that contains a complete set of step-by-step photos that document the construction process of this simple shed. The design looks perfect for adapting into a solar tiny house to me. In addition to the large number of photos there […]

Tiny Simple House is off the Back Burner

If you’ve been reading Tiny House Design for a while you might remember one of the long term projects I have on a back mental burner is the Tiny Simple House. While simmering back there it’s been transforming from a modified shotgun house to a more flexible yet equally as simple housing solution. The Tiny […]

Which Aesthetic Do You Prefer?

I was happy to see more tiny house plans spring onto the market, this time from Free Green. I first spotted these on Jetson Green where Preston included a survey asking his readers which aesthetic they liked most. I was surprised to see that the modern design was the clear winner. I love the look […]

How to draw 2D drawings with Google SketchUp

The other night I realized how easy it is to draw 2D drawings with the free version of Google SketchUp. All you have to do is select Camera > Standard Views > Top to set the view from the top of the model. If you want a side-view of a wall  or an end wall […]

Sonoma Shanty Tiny House Plans

Kent Griswold and Stephen Marshall have finished up the printable plans for the Sonoma Shanty and they are available for download now, the cost is $27.00. The Sonoma Shanty is a simple 8′ by 15′ building that can be built for about $1300 in materials and is intended to be used as a tiny house, […]

Sonoma Shanty Tiny House – Price List and Video

I was excited to see the progress Kent and Stephen have made on the Sonoma Shanty. This is a simple and affordable tiny house that you can buy as plans, a kit, a complete home, and they’re even offering workshops to show you how to build one. The video provides a nice overview of the […]

The Sonoma Shanty – Workshops, Kits, Plans, Tiny Houses

If you’ve been a reader of Tiny House Design and Kent Griswold’s Tiny House Blog for a while you might recall that a small group of us bloggers, designers, and builders got together for a visit at Jay’s Tumbleweed Tiny House in Sonoma County, California. Jay called it, a meeting of the tiny minds. You can […]

Small Living Journal: Issue 4

The latest issue of the bi-weekly webzine on the small home movement is now online. This issue is focused on Do-It-Youself Projects. My contribution is a video that shows how I draw the 3D drawings you see here on Tiny House Design using Google SketchUp. The video is a little rough but shows you how […]

Earthbag House Plans

Owen Geiger over at Earthbag House Plans has been busy. He has posted the preliminary designs for about 77 plans for earthbag homes available on his newest website. An earthbag home is essentially a home made from the dirt under your feet. It’s scooped up and placed in bags like old grain bags or sandbags. […]

Nine Tiny Feet Plan Update

As promised here are the revised plans for Nine Tint Feet. It might not look that much different from the one I posted last night and this morning but this one uses less lumber, will be better insulated, and is built more like panels than normal framed walls. Each wall piece would be build separately […]