Tag Archives: Plans

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 […]

Dan’s Tiny House Project plans now available

Dan’s Mom had been living in a badly constructed trailer home that was deteriorating around her. Like most of us these days money was tight, so Dan began researching frugal housing options and discovered the tiny house movement. Inspired by the tiny homes he found online, and having some experience building stuff, Dan came up with […]

Who’s Next Entry – Version 3 (Final)

Below is my final design for Who’s Next Competition. I really want to thank everyone who made suggestions and provided feedback. I think that this final design achieves the best balance while maintaining the tiny house cluster concept. The public voting begins tomorrow and you’ll have a chance to review all the submissions. Entries are […]

Who’s Next Entry – Version 1

I’m not sure how your 2010 is going but mine feels like it’s flying by a little too fast. I looked up from my work for a moment and noticed that the deadline for the Who’s Next Competition is almost here. I’ve been working on some ideas and finally cleaned them up enough to share […]

Tiny Solar House Plans

Ironically this is my 400th post on Tiny House Design. I really hadn’t planned to do anything special for the 400th post but this does mark a personal milestone for me. Over the last year and a half of exploring tiny houses through blogging I’ve presented many design ideas, some of my own and many […]