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Pick The Best of 101 Tiny House Designs

A few folks have already asked if I plan on making 3D Printed Scale Models and Tiny House Plans from the 101 Tiny House Designs in my new book – the answer is yes. But as a one man band I have to pick which tiny houses to focus on first. I have my personal […]

Tiny House Design Mashup

People that build their own tiny houses almost always customize something from the original plans. Sometimes they even use the plan as a guide and build something completely different. For example, check out this Tiny Community Center tour video and listen to what Zee Kesler says about her house and the original plans. In a nutshell, […]

Westport Tiny House on Wheels

Pictured here are some photo realistic renderings of the Westport – formerly known as the Coast Cottage. It’s a 28-foot tiny house design that features two rooms separated by a bathroom & kitchen. Above the kitchen & bath is a sleeping loft. Off the back room is a french door. In these illustrations I show […]

Tiny House Floor Plans with Lower Level Beds

I regularly hear folks asking for tiny house designs without lofts. Climbing ladders and limited headroom isn’t for everyone. So when I began drawing the floor plans for Tiny House Floor Plans I kept that in mind and included lower level sleeping options in many of the layouts. Typically the need for lower level beds […]

Tiny House Floor Plans

Inside Tiny House Floor Plans: Over 200 Interior Designs for Tiny Houses, you’ll find over 200 interior designs for tiny houses – 230 to be exact. Each chapter focuses on one size footprint to show what can be done inside each size space – 14 in all: (8×12, 8×16, 8×20, 8×24, 8×28, 8×32, 12×12, 12×12 […]

Michael Janzen Interview on Rowdy Kittens

Recently Tammy Strobel interviewed me for her blog, Rowdy Kittens. I’ve known Tammy for a couple years now, through the tiny house movement. Tammy’s life & work is focused on the topic of simple living and she currently lives a car-free minimalist life up in Portland, Oregon. It might seem a bit self-promoting to mention […]

Tiny Prefab – eBook & Plans

Last night I put the finishing touches on a 65 page house plan ebook. It’s called Tiny Prefab, A Do-It-Yourself Prefab Building System and contains the plans and instructions for creating tiny prefab structures that are easy to build from common building materials. The book is a bit of a hybrid between a set of […]

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 […]

Tiny Free House – Roof is Framed

I took the day off work and took my daughter Katie up to the farm today. She played with Grammie and Pop and I played with my tiny free house. I completed the roof framing and just have the gable walls, loft, wheel wells, and bathroom wall left to frame. But before I get started […]

Tiny Free House Update – Roof Framing Begins

The weather was perfect for working outside this past weekend. It was cool, dry, and overcast. In fact I just beat the rain, which started as we headed home Sunday evening. I’m certain the perfect weather was a big part of why I was able to get as far as I did. I would have […]

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