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Get a Copy of SketchUp

SketchUp is my preferred drawing tool for designing tiny houses. It’s not a typical drafting tool which make mechanical drawings and drafting easy. It’s a 3D drawing tool for exploring ideas and making highly accurate 3D designs. It can also make 2D measured drawings and is favored by many designers & architects. Engineers would likely […]

8×20 Solar Tiny House Plans – Version 1.0

I just put the finishing touches on the 8×20 solar house and uploaded the plans. I can see how SketchUp Pro with the bundled presentation building software, Google Layout, would be a real time saver and would really improve the final output. But I’m still amazed at the high quality 2D and 3D renderings that […]

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 […]

Test Driving Google SketchUp Pro

If you’ve been reading Tiny House Design for a while you’ve probably noticed that I’ve tried different drawing tools over time to draw my design concepts. Within the last few months I’ve been mostly using Google SketchUp, a free 3D drawing program. The only problem with this free version is that it doesn’t include a […]

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