While you’ll be hard-pressed to find many municipalities allowing foundation homes under 400 square feet, more and more communities are accepting in-law apartments and ADUs that allow members of the same family to live on the same property. These duplex plans could be a great way to give in-laws or kids their own space while still keeping a small footprint.
This design has two mirror-image tiny homes glued together to look like a single-family dwelling. Each 340 square foot side has a living room, kitchen, bathroom, downstairs bedroom, and upper loft. The homes are sleek and modern, with plenty of windows for natural light. Would this setup work for you?
Here’s another new small home design by Small House Catalog called “Cedrus.” It gives you about twice the living space of even your largest tiny home, but keeps everything on one floor for accessibility.
There are two bedrooms — one larger, one smaller — with two adjacent bathrooms. The other half of the L-shaped home is dedicated to the galley kitchen and expansive great room with high ceilings. Could you live here?
The Prince Edward Island-597 small home plan is inspired by the iconic farm house captured in the classic story ‘Anne of Green Gables’ written by Lucy Maud Montgomery in 1908. This novel chronicled rural and village life in Victorian Cavendish and created a vivid picture of this pastoral island in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence with its rolling hills, forests and unique red soil. Our Prince Edward Island plan features: Front entry porch and rear covered veranda; Main floor with large common room and wood stove; 2nd floor bedroom, ¾ bath with ample closet pace and laundry. We think Anne Shirley would be positively delighted!
If you ever get lucky enough to find beach-front property, this is the house you’ll want to build (but honestly, it would look awesome anywhere). It’s sleek and sandy-colored interior, filled with windows to let in the sunrise, makes this the ultimate retirement pad.
You may have see the Low Country model yesterday, so you know that the best part of Clayton Tiny Homes will work to get your tiny home plans approved by your local government, and to help you build according to the zoning requirements in your town so your tiny home is fully legal! They can’t change the laws, but they can help you abide by them. Have questions about what that means? You can read all about those details in their blog post here.
In the meantime, enjoy the pictures, 3D tour, and details about the Saltbox model below!
The Manitoba-636 small home plan is inspired by a province that has embraced architecture and technology. Many local industries manufacture and build numerous building systems including modular homes. It’s this creative mindset that inspired us to design a contemporary home for Manitoba, one that could be built in two pods, as a modular project. This plan features: Main floor foyer, bath and bedroom; 2nd floor kitchen and living room with an abundance of windows and deck; Carport offers a protected front entry and a storage shed
Designer John Robinson just got in touch with us to tell us about a new design series of his: 13 small homes inspired by one of the ten provinces and 3 territories of Canada to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary!
Canada has a very diverse terrain and culture and I want to highlight those unique aspects with these homes. These designs are between 250 and 700 square feet, and provide unique living spaces for people, who want to live in something that is not ordinary and experience architecture of other locales.
These homes will likely not be as affordable as many people will request, but by building them themselves and re-using existing materials, there are potential cost savings. We will offer very detailed construction drawings for these homes so that self builds are possible and practical. The plans follow most building codes but zoning issues may remain in some areas for homes of this size.
We are launching these plans every Friday and will continue doing so for the next 10 weeks…We can modify these plans to suit particular situations as well.
So come Tiny House Talk each week to see the latest from Robinson Designs, starting with the Nova Scotia and Alberta A frame plans that have already been released.
This is the 592 Sq. Ft. Hummingbird Cottage built for a family’s mother-in-law by Ralph Jones Home Plans, LLC.
Janne Zaccagnino created the plans for the home and normally doesn’t see the finished product, but because she knew the owner she was able to take pictures of the completed home, which she shared with us!
At almost 600 sq. ft., it’s certainly a “small” house rather than tiny, but I think it could make a great retirement cottage. Contact info at the bottom!
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