Tiny House Plans

Each of the tiny house plans below are based off of or were used in the construction of actual tiny houses of very high quality. The individuals selling these plans live in their tiny homes full-time and are amazing examples for the rest of the tiny house community. Your support for them is appreciated! These plans were all very carefully researched, planned and tested, meaning you can trust that that any finished home created using any of these plans will be safe and efficient, with incredibly well thought-out features and use of space.

These plans are for tiny houses with a more modern design style (often a low-slope shed-style roof) and offer a variety of options for singles and couples looking to live tiny in some of the very best designs. I highly recommend each of these (my plans the most, of course!).


The Tiny Project tiny house plans

The Tiny Project

These construction plans offer complete blueprints to build your own tiny house — to the exact same specifications as our original Tiny Project house as seen on this website. The house has been featured in the press worldwide and has even won a design award from Sunset Magazine for best “on wheels” house. Save hundreds of hours and possibly thousands of dollars!

The plans include almost 40 pages of:

  • Trailer specs, dimensions & modifications
  • Precise framing diagrams w/dimensions
  • Window and door sizes & specs
  • Elevation drawings w/dimensions
  • Detailed floor plans w/dimensions
  • Electrical, plumbing, propane & safety systems design
  • Materials list, including suggested appliances and fixtures
  • Interior finishing suggestions & images
  • Plus – A complete, editable SketchUp model, for you to view, take apart, or alter as you wish
Get “The Tiny Project” Plans

Check out the Photo Book as a great companion to the plans.

hOMe

The Morrison’s hOMe

Andrew and Gabriella’s hOMe, a modern tiny house on wheels, offers tiny house living without compromise. The house has a full sized kitchen, a comfortable set of stairs, copious amounts of storage that works double duty as furniture, a functional bathroom with room for a conventionally sized sink, shower and toilet. These tiny house plans provide you with the information to build your own hOMe:

  • 5 page set of hOMe ARCHITECTURAL PLANS printed on Architectural D (3′ x 2′) paper. Shipping and handling are free internationally.
  • ARCHITECTURAL PLANS INSTANT DOWNLOAD to gain immediate access before your hard copy arrives in the mail.
  • 4 DVD step by step production showing exactly how to build hOMe from start to finish.
  • Step by step short video showing you how to read your hOMe architectural plans.
  • Fully editable SketchUp file for hOMe.
  • Materials list
Get “hOMe” Plans

Check out their DVD Building Guide, too!


Vina's Sol Haus tiny house

Vina’s Tiny House

Vina’s Sol Haus Tiny House is another one of my absolute favorites! Though she chose a more traditional gabled roof, her design aesthetic is more modern, clean and simple. Vina also offers one-on-one consultations and custom architectural design services. Vina’s a bright star in the tiny house world and is working hard to make tiny living possible for countless others!

Her plans are professionally compiled as a comprehensive set, consisting of 11×17 sheets including:

  • Construction Plans for Main Level & Loft Level, fully dimensioned
  • Furniture Plan with custom desk and sofabed/storage
  • Millwork Plan with built-in cabinetry and storage
  • Electrical/Mechanical Plan with equipment, wiring diagrams, lighting, switches
  • Deck Plan with awning, fully dimensioned
  • Exterior Elevations (all 4 sides) showing windows & doors & material specifications for siding and roof
  • Building Sections showing interior elevations with critical heights
  • Cross Section Detail showing rainscreen, insulation, roof, trailer
  • Roof Detail showing framing for round window and roof with 40 degree slope
  • Framing Plans for the trailer/foundation, floor, loft, roof
  • Wall Framing Elevations for all exterior sides
Get “Sol Haus” Plans

See more of Vina’s house
Vina has a great photo book too!

Framing

Macy’s MiniMotives

These are the plans for Macy’s very popular MiniMotives house. Like the other plans shown here, her house features a more modern design style. Macy’s is somewhat unique in that it does not include a loft and makes room for a bed on the main level (with storage underneath), accessible with just a few small steps.

Macy’s Basic-Plans package is a 13 page set of drawings with general information (including links to products that may be less familiar and her exact fixtures), a material list for basic costing purposes, some floor and ceiling plans, elevations and framing plans, that’s it.  Simple easy general info without the bells and whistles.  There are no details of specific wall assemblies included in this package.

For those that want it all detailed out down to the millwork, Macy’s Full Plans set has just that.  It’s a 33 page set of drawings that includes everything in the Basic Plan package as well as the electrical plan, plumbing plan, millwork and all the details of assemblies I used in my actual house.  This, I imaging would be the package that I would purchase if I as starting it over again from scratch, in fact I WISH I had had this prior to going at it.

The third package is Everything, the full plans plus the Sketchup model which is fully editable.  This is for those people who want to build something similar to Macy’s house but maybe with a few tweaks.  They can start with the base sketchup model and tweak things from there.  I am only offering the Sketchup Model with the purchase of the full set of plans, not independently.

Get “MiniMotives” Plans

Macy sells a great eBook too!


miter box

Miter Box

The Miter Box is a modern retreat or minimalist flat from Portland Alternative Dwellings (PAD) and Shelter Wise.The design inspiration was simplicity, clean lines, and sharp contrast, with a modern twist on classic childhood drawings of a house. The name is derived from the design’s great attention to detail, intersecting lines and precise commingling of warm wood and cool metal.   The house is 122 square feet, with a 28 square foot sleeping loft.

This set of plans includes:

  • Trailer specification and connection detail
  • Detailed technical insulation envelope system
  • Framing details & diagrams for the floor, trailer, windows, doors, walls, lofts and roof
  • Flashing detail
  • Full electrical diagram
  • Full plumbing diagram (for flushing toilet) including waste water plan and “wet bath” design
  • Metal “hold downs” schedule
  • Elevation views for all exterior and interior sides
  • Gable end cantilever design details
  • Appliance and equipment schedule and/or suggestions
  • An interior floor plan option including a double bed on the main floor and two lofts
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Cider Box

The Cider Box is a tiny house design from Portland Alternative Dwellings (PAD) and Shelter Wise that fits a whole lot of house in a compact package with many customizable options. The non-traditional “double shed” roof line adds more space, dimension and intrigue, and clears the way for light to stream in through strategically placed clerestory windows, optional skylights, and full glass doors. It’s a great design for couples and small families because it can accommodate two separate sleeping lofts, a full kitchen, and space for laundry. The 20 foot design is 148 square feet on the main floor with a 65 square foot main loft and 30 square foot small loft. The 24 foot design is 179 square feet on the main floor with an 84 square foot and a 30 square foot loft.

This set of plans includes:

  • Plans for a 20’ & 24’ long house, both 8.5’ wide
  • Detailed interior and exterior elevation drawings for all sides
  • Detailed trailer connection instructions
  • Wall framing elevations, Roof framing plans, Cross sections of wall, roof & floor
  • Structural fastener details
  • Framing package design
  • Window and door schedule
  • Suggested floor plan that can be customizable
  • Appliance placement suggestions
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Hikari Box

The Hikari Box is a modern retreat or minimalist flat from Portland Alternative Dwellings (PAD) and Shelter Wise. This house offers a spacious and light-filled home with a relatively simple construction process. At 24 feet long, it has 184 square feet on the ground floor, with one 79 square foot loft for a queen bed and one 23 square foot loft for storage or a twin bed. Fourteen windows and two skylights give the house its name — hikari is Japanese for “light-filled” — and make the house bright and sunny without sacrificing energy efficiency.

This set of plans includes:

  • Plans for a 24′ x 8.5′ foot house with eaves that extend out to 9 foot, six inches.
  • Detailed interior and exterior elevation drawings for all sides
  • Trailer connection details
  • Wall framing elevations & roof framing plans
  • Cross sections of wall, roof and floor
  • A basic wiring diagram
  • Double loft placements
  • Appliance and fixture recommendations
  • A small exterior bump-out offers additional storage
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The Bunk Box

The Bunk Box Tiny House from Shelter Wise is a unique and modern design that leaves the wall framing and electrical exposed on the interior. This creates an extra seven inches of interior space that residents can use, see, and feel. With a flat roof and exposed ceiling framing, the loft offers extra height and increased functional space. Two skylights, six windows, and an optional second door bring the outside in and increase the feeling of spaciousness. Although it’s built on a 16 foot trailer, the Bunk Box lives as big as a 20 foot house. 

The Bunk Box plans include:

  • Detailed interior and exterior elevation drawings for all sides
  • Trailer connection details
  • Wall framing elevations
  • Roof framing plans
  • Cross sections of wall, roof and floor
  • Details for corners, windows, the door
  • Suggested materials list for siding and framing
  • Product details on the sink, shower, tankless water heater, bath fan, and composting toilet used in the photos shown.
  • A basic electrical plan
  • A thoroughly energy efficient design

Get “Bunk Box” Plans


Author: Alek Lisefski
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