Today I’m featuring Grandpas Cabin by Sidekick Homes a subdivision of Kephart Living. They have 12 house plans that are under 600 square feet. Their smallest is 360 square feet.

Most of their designs are intended to be backyard cottages. They offer different designs in the hopes that you can pick something to match your existing architecture/community.

Prices range from $75,000 to $200,000 for the structures themselves. The homes are designed to meet current housing standards but can be customized as needed. There are single and two story models. Most of the homes can be modified to include a garage or basement if needed.

grandpas cabin 396 sq ft small house   Sidekick Homes: 396 sq ft Grandpas Cabin

grandpas cabin 396 sq ft small house floor plan   Sidekick Homes: 396 sq ft Grandpas Cabin

I would modify this house to include an upstairs bedroom loft to create more space on the first floor and to not have to use a couch bed. But then again you can use one of these slide away beds as a solution.

Visit their website here to browse the rest of their models and to download their brochures (PDF).

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Alex has been living in small spaces for more than 7 years, he's the founding editor of and the always free Tiny House Newsletter, and has passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. Send in your story and tiny home photos so we can share and inspire others towards simplicity too. Thank you!

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  • Davidrc

    It would feel like a mansion to me, it’s even 108 sq. ft. bigger than mine and even a sofa bed would be an improvement over a recliner and a sleeping bag. Oh well, working on it.

  • Randy

    This is a really nice little cabin and appeared to have a lot of potential but when I looked at the layout, what was the designer thinking? The utility room is quite nice but an extremely poor use of space. No bedroom, but a whole room is dedicated to a side-by-side washer dryer? And the rest of that room is dedication to a tankless water heater and furnace? For a 300-ish square foot home! Those square feet could be so much better used.

  • Alex

    Randy, yeah, that doesn’t make much sense!

  • Mark

    I would think that some addional labeling for “storage” in that washer/dryer room may have been left off. Keep up the good work!

  • Kat

    I like this, but would modify the utility room to make it a bedroom ~ with stacking washer/dryer in the closet stretched across one wall. Heating can be provided easily enough with in-floor heating and small wall radiators (sculptural ones of course!), the on-demand water heater can go in the bathroom, and there would be no need for a furnace ~ ta-da ~ room for a bed! The other thing I would do is build it on a nice, water-tight basement with a “trap-door” entry to it……. twice the space and room for seasonal storage! Love the way it looks – it would fit right in a rural or beach area! ` a safe and “tiny spaces” new year to all……. ~Kat

    • Alex

      Great ideas Kat glad you shared your thoughts. I like the rural beach setting, too.

  • deborah

    Love the outside, don’t lke the inside layout, and the cost…..WOW!!!! EXPENSIVE!

    • Alex

      Glad you liked the outside. Interior could use some of Kat’s tips or anyone’s own customization. Pricey.. yes! Lol. Lots of natural wood though :)

  • Crissie

    I love it! I agree the floor plan could use a little more creativity, Kat, loved your ideas! I also admit it’s a little too pricey for me to even dream of ever affording, but I’m assuming you could use this as an “idea” or “model” and either diy or hire it done much cheaper! Happy Holidays to all! :-)

  • mohsen

    very good


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