Architect Joseph Sandy has posted a free set of house plans on his website. The interior space measures 350 square feet and provides ample space for one or two people. To maximize the usefulness of the space, built-ins are used throughout and no space is wasted on hallways or bedrooms. For example notice how the bed is tucked into an alcove.
The inspiration comes from Frank Lloyd Wright who used the term Usonian home to describe some very functional and inexpensive homes he created beginning in 1936. These homes were typically L-shaped to enclose a courtyard garden and used many simple tricks to get more value from less space, like small bedrooms, built-in storage and furniture, and ample natural lighting.
I really like Joseph’s interpretation and downsizing of the Usonian theme. None of Wright’s Usonian homes were this small, so it’s nice to see such a good original idea brought back and reinterpreted into a tiny house design. Great work Joseph!
The plans are free to download, just visit Joseph Sandy’s blog to get these Usonian Inspired House Plans.