Modern Tiny House Plans
These tiny home plans include almost 40 pages of detailed trailer specs, diagrams, floor plans, blueprints, images and materials list, allowing you to build to the same specifications as our original modern 8×20’tiny house on wheels featured on this site.Click here to view the plans
About the Tiny Project
The Tiny Project is our attempt to live a simpler, more conscious, debt-free life.
Inhabiting such a small space forces us tiny house people to live in a simpler, more organized and efficient way. Tiny homes encourage us to spend more time outdoors, in nature and engaging with our community. In this way, the tiny house life creates better health and healthy relationships…More about the Tiny Project
It's the best tiny home I have ever seen! Modern, clean, smart." – Alessandra
Tiny Project Blog
We’re continuing to post to the blog with articles about tiny house living (including the challenges!), product reviews and with further tiny home plans and updates.
Latest Blog Posts
- Tiny House Hot Water: On-demand propane water heaters and important lessons learned
- Tiny House Appliances: Envi Flat Panel Heater Review
- Join Jay Shafer at one of his 2015 workshops – 20% early bird discount!
- Get started building your tiny house with these great tiny house resources
- Ben MacAdam’s Tiny Studio: Feedback from a Tiny Project Construction Plans user
- Does living in a tiny home create the need for escape?
Building my own house in a conscious and eco-friendly has been a dream of mine for a long time, and your work specifically is mind blowing!" – Daniel
What are Tiny Houses?
Most tiny houses, or more specifically “tiny houses on a trailer,” are mini homes built on flatbed or gooseneck trailers. Building a tiny house on a trailer means the house is considered more like an RV, and does not need to adhere to the same square footage requirements, permits and codes associated with building a normal home on a foundation. Tiny houses use a tiny house trailer as their “foundation.” Building a tiny house on wheels allows for the mini home to be towed just about anywhere, giving the tiny house owner nearly unlimited freedom and flexibility.
Tiny homes are usually under 8.5 feet wide and vary in length from 12 to 24 feet. Tiny houses are restricted to 13.5 feet in order to fit under highway underpasses. Most tiny homes include a sleeping loft. Some (like our tiny house floor plans) include complete plumbing and electrical systems, like a full-size house would have, while others choose to live more simply, without water, and possible with solar as their only form of electricity.
No matter what tiny houses plans are used, no matter how the mini home is designed and constructed, tiny house owners tend to choose to do so for one of several reasons:
- Tiny houses are a more affordable option (compared to a full-size home) for debt-free living
- Tiny houses offer an alternative (especially for younger and older generations) to the increasingly difficult, traditional “American Dream” path to home-ownership.
- Building a tiny house is offers mobility and flexibility for anyone who does not wish to be tied to specific location.
- Tiny homes offer an incredibly simple yet all-inclusive form of shelter, perfect for out-of-the-way, off-grid living.
- Tiny houses are a great way to minimize environmental impact by living in a much more efficient and sustainable structure.
- Mini homes create simpler living — they are an easy to maintain, self-contained housing option for those of retirement age.
- Building a tiny house is a fun/challenging/rewarding and educational project used to share alternative housing options to the next generation of home owners/builders!
Author: Alek Lisefski