Tag Archives: Plans

Shotgun Houses & The Tiny Simple House

(Photo credit Wikipedia Commons) A shotgun house is a nickname for a long narrow house with sequential rooms and no hallway. The nickname comes from the idea that if you stood at the front door and fired a shotgun the buck would fly out the back door without hitting the house. These houses were commonly […]

Tiny Pallet House Design Concept

I first became aware of the small house society and the Tumbleweed tiny houses was in some press that was related to hurricane Katrina. It seemed that one of the side effects of Katrina was an increased awareness of the value of mobile tiny homes. I bet a mobile tiny house would come in handy […]

Cherokee Cabin Company – Tiny House Plans

Another place to find tiny house plans and design ideas is the Cherokee Cabin Company. The house designs range from 144 square feet to just under 800 square feet and the plans range in price from $25 to $40 plus shipping. Plans include drawings of the floor plan with electric details, foundation, front elevation, right […]

Insitebuilders Tiny House Design Books

If you’re looking for a good place to start learning about how to design and build your own tiny house, Insitebuilders looks like a great place to start. They publish books that show you how to draw complex construction drawings and make them easy to understand. They also teach you how to use Google SketchUp, […]

Straw Bale And Adobe Solar Hybrid Home – Building With Awareness

This is an interesting small home project. It’s 830 square feet and built from straw bales and adobe. Adobe provides the thermal mass and the straw bales provide insulation. Aesthetics were a top priority and you can tell from the details that nothing was left unconsidered. The end product is a small energy efficient home […]

Cusato Cottages

Marianne Cusato’s Katrina Cottage began as a dignified alternative to a FEMA trailer. The concept has evolved into a series of very cute small house plans available through Lowe’s home improvement stores. In fact Lowe’s can sell you the plan, materials and even assist with financing. You’ll still need to work to get the necessary […]