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Here you will only find highly rated and current resources that contain actual house plans for building small. Little House continuously works to feature the best of small house plans and DIY little house kits.
Best-Selling Publications that Contain House and Floor Plans
Tiny House Floor Plans: Over 200 Interior Designs for Tiny Houses
Tiny is king in this book by Michael Janzen and the plans are small (96-288 sq.ft.) including homes that have footprints of 8×12, 8×16, 8×20, 8×24, 8×28, 8×32, 12×12, 12×12 + Loft, 12×16, 12×16 + Loft, 12×20, 12×20 + Loft, 12×24 and 12×24 + Loft! These can be built on wheeled trailers for mobility or a permanent foundation.
50 Creative Floor Plans for Well-Designed Small Homes
Extremely popular and offers house plans for 50 homes ranging from 800-1400 sq.ft. This is not a flashy book with color photos. All of plans are in monochrome and are VERY detailed. Seeing the floorplans is great because you get a visual feel of how (not) large these homes are that can still be very liveable.
Compact Cabins: Simple Living in 1000 Square Feet or Less
Another FANTASTIC resource from Gerald Rowan which provides 62 designs for compact and creative buildings. You can preview many of the pages before you purchase it!
Individual Tiny House Plans
16’x20′ Cottage Shed with Porch – 320sq.ft.
Build this micro-cottage using a professional plan generated directly from Auto-Cad that includes a complete materials list, detailed layout diagrams and easy to follow instructions.
16’x24′ Small Cottage with Porch – 384sq.ft.
Small cottage/Guest house with a professional plan generated directly from Auto-Cad that includes a complete materials list, detailed layout diagrams and easy to follow instructions.
Downloadable Tiny House Plans 82-198 sq.ft.
Tiny House Design has 18 different small house plans that you can purchase online. They are only $29 each and all of them come with 3 downloadable files: (1) digital copy (.pdf) framing plan, (2) a materials list (.xls), and (3) the original SketchUp 3D drawing (.skp).
Tiny House Design homes have excellent use of space with many of them utilizing fold-away furniture and second level lofts. They are designed to be built on trailers or a small foundation.
Ready-to-Build Home Kits Offered by CSC Building Systems
Want a turn-key small home? CSC Building Systems offers
Steel-frame kits that are ready to build if you have the land to put it on! This Weekender Series is a 576 sq.ft. 1 bdrm 1 bth home.
This house is designed to be built on a concrete slab. Floating floor systems are also available.
ePlans Tiny Country House plan 66032 is still large enough for traditional financing (financing houses under 400 sq ft is tricky), but definitely considered a small house plan. Again, I think I’d ditch one of the bedrooms for one larger bedroom instead of 2 small ones.
ePlans Craftsman Bungalow 11192 is 1,484 sq ft. Slightly larger than a traditional “small” house, but still small by modern standards. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and two stories.
ePlans Cottage Plan 12028 is only 945 sq. ft. The living area is on the second story with the 2 bedrooms on the first story. I honestly would ditch one of the 2 bedrooms and make just one large bedroom down stairs instead of two small ones.
Read about my process of building a manufactured home:
- Little House Plans I Adore
- Small Houses Rock
- Home Architecture, and Little House Floor Plans
- Little House Plans, Part Deux
- Living Big in a Small Space: 5 Tips to Make Downsizing Work for You
- Little House Plans on Sale Edition
- My Little House: Maximizing Space and Minimizing Costs
- More Storage in Less Space
- Tumbleweed Home Plan On Sale
- Little Houses in my Area
- How Much House is Enough House?
- Pre-Fab Method Homes
- Multi-Faceted Homes: Homes that aren’t square
- An Affordable Prefab Option
Cottages and Craftsmans
- Kanga Cottage Cabins
- Little Cottage House Plans
- Dreamy Cottage Plans
- Turn of the Century Mail-Order Homes
Teeny and Tiny House Plans
- Tiny House Love
- Inspiration for the Tiny House Movement
- Teeny, Tiny, and Small…Tumbleweeds a Blowing Up
- The Tiny House Trend
- Carriage or Garage House Plans
- Open Floor Plans with Blu Homes
- Functional Small Floor Plans
- Small Spaces by Ikea
- Ranch Style Houses as Far as the Eye Can See
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