Tag Archives: Plans

Have You Built One of My Designs?

Have you built one of my tiny house designs? I’ve offered free and loft cost tiny house plans since 2008, and I’ve seen houses built with my plans in person and in a few photos – but I’d love to see more. If you’ve built one of my designs, and can send some photos I […]

Laytonville 24 – Tiny House Plans

I’ve had so much fun designing the Laytonville 24. The primary feature of the house is a clerestory between two shed roofs. There is no loft, leaving the ceiling high and open. I intentionally omitted interior doors (except for the bathroom) because I wanted the clerestory windows to be visible the full length of the […]

The Navarro 20 – Tiny House Plans

Pictured here is just one way you could finish the Navarro 20. Inside I show an alternating Step Tansu Staircase that leads up to the sleeping loft. The stairs provide a lot of flexible storage space themselves, but even more storage cabinets flank the full size refrigerator. Like all my tiny house plans you have […]

Tiny House Plan Mashup – Little River and Calpella

When I draw my tiny house plans, I draw them with common key dimensions. These are things like width, wall height, and door and window height. The advantage of this is that elements from one plan can be used in another. For example, lets say you like the front porch and front wall from one house […]

12 Pack of Plans Giveaway – HAS ENDED

UPDATE: Sorry, This ended Sunday July 26, 2015 at 12 noon PST. Congrats to the winner, John in Rowlett, TX. Enter for a chance to win a 12 Pack of Plans for Tiny Houses on Wheels. These plans are made to be easy to read & follow – like tiny house building instructions. They show all the […]

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, […]

Uncut Tiny House Preview

The other day someone commented on Facebook and challenged tiny house designers to design houses with fewer angled cuts. They had spent the day cutting angles on their own tiny house. Since so many tiny homes are owner-built fewer cuts would make construction faster and easier. I found the idea was so compelling, I decided […]

Tinyville Earthbag Domes

The folks at the Natural Building Blog have been expanding their small house plans selection. This two-dome design is 257 square feet and has a loft in the larger dome. If you’re not familiar with earthbag construction, it’s essentially a home made from the dirt under your feet. It’s scooped up and put into bags […]

Free Small House Plans: Timber Frame & Straw Bale House

Guest post by Brian Liloia, a.k.a. Ziggy In 2009, I moved into my newly completed cob house here at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. My dream had come true — I was living in a house that I built with my own hands! Since then, however, it has become clear that there is a lot of room for […]

Prefab Hybrid – An Approach To Partial Panelized Construction

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 […]