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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Keith is Building the 12×24 Homesteader’s Cabin

Keith shared some early photos of his tiny house project with me today. He’s building  house from one of my free tiny house plans, the 12′ x 24′ Homesteader’s Cabin. Today is day 6 of his project and the shingles are going on the roof today as well as the window and doors. He’s still […]

The Future of Tiny House Business Opportunities

I’ve noticed an increase in interest around the topic of tiny house business opportunities. Things seemed to get jump started sometime after July 17, 2010 when Jay Shafer’s story was featured on the Yahoo homepage. The media seemed to really like the idea that tiny houses were thriving while McMansions continued to suffer. Variations on that theme […]

Home Office and Retreat

Update June 2013 – I never found time in 2011 or 2012 to build this home office. We did adopt Reagan and she’s now 3 1/2. A family member also ran into some health issues – so I ended up building a home office/storage room in part of the garage so I could be within […]

Go House Go

Dee Williams at Portland Alternative Dwellings has just published a great ebook called Go House Go – How to Build a Tiny House on Wheels. In just 21 pages Dee provides the answers to the most common questions by new tiny house owner-builders. Some of these topics are: How, why, and where to apply structural […]