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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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