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Re: Buildings under 200 sf
« Reply #325 on: May 24, 2009, 08:47:12 AM »
People refer to this topic often.
"Always work from the general to the specific." J. Raabe

Glenn's Underground Cabin  http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=151.0

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Re: Buildings under 200 sf
« Reply #326 on: July 07, 2009, 10:13:11 AM »
hi new here..sorry to be askin dumb questions to start, but can anyone convert that set of last pictures to feet..the set of pictures by lipadier

that is a awsome design to me..how high are the top side walls on each end of the top and shed, roof pitch, etc..

anyone know how to rewrite it in feet and elaborate on, stair size, inside walls, etc in feet ...or could u please lipadier...that is a cool design...as well as all the rest

please..and thank you

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Re: Buildings under 200 sf
« Reply #327 on: July 07, 2009, 01:49:16 PM »
Hi, thanks for the compliments.  ;D
More small house designs in my thread: http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=6241.00
I have added in there lately more detailed floor plans for the small cabin seen in here.

1 meter is 3.2808 US-feet.
For guessing the height in my 3D-renderings: The point of view is always on real life eye level, that's around 1.68 meter above the floor for a male adult, = 5.5 feet.

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Re: Buildings under 200 sf
« Reply #328 on: July 07, 2009, 05:16:11 PM »
woow..saw the other designs..great job, what would the side wall hieghts be

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Re: Buildings under 200 sf
« Reply #329 on: July 07, 2009, 05:29:43 PM »
so..about 5.5 on top loft..how high at bottom standard 8 ft ? ???

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Re: Buildings under 200 sf
« Reply #330 on: July 10, 2009, 02:01:15 AM »
so..about 5.5 on top loft..how high at bottom standard 8 ft ? ???

No, a bit lower, 7 feet.

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Re: Buildings under 200 sf
« Reply #331 on: July 26, 2009, 04:46:14 PM »
I'd love to see this thread continue on, lots of great ideas for a first time builder looking at the minimalistic approach!

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« Reply #332 on: October 02, 2009, 04:26:48 PM »
New member, been lurking for some time.
I have been playing with Sketch 7 this week, here are a few images that illustrate how small these houses are (they easily fit inside a 2 car garage). Thanks Bart.
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Re: Buildings under 200 sf
« Reply #333 on: October 02, 2009, 08:46:00 PM »
w* to the forum.  Yup - they are small.  Nice renderings.
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Re: Buildings under 200 sf
« Reply #334 on: October 02, 2009, 10:07:22 PM »
Nice Job bparr!

Great study model.

I don't know if Bart Cubbins, the 2nd place contest winner is still visiting this site but he would love to see your work.

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Re: Buildings under 200 sf
« Reply #335 on: October 05, 2009, 09:03:51 AM »
Very nice design. [cool]

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Re: Buildings under 200 sf
« Reply #336 on: October 05, 2009, 09:39:08 AM »
bpaar, that's a very good looking plan.
Especially the entrance/bathroom part is very well done.

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Re: Buildings under 200 sf
« Reply #337 on: October 06, 2009, 02:46:00 AM »
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bpaar, that's a very good looking plan.
Especially the entrance/bathroom part is very well done.

The plan is very clever. Bart Cubbins is the designer (this is his version 1a). I may have reversed the location of the vanity/wc , but otherwise followed his plan to practice using sketch.

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Re: Buildings under 200 sf
« Reply #338 on: October 09, 2009, 07:58:32 AM »
Here is an interesting design I found while searching for "Tiny houses"

http://www.familyhomeplans.com/plan_details.cfm?PlanNumber=69800&src=search#image-slideshow



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Re: Buildings under 200 sf
« Reply #339 on: October 09, 2009, 01:19:42 PM »
Here is an interesting design I found while searching for "Tiny houses"

That's a clever plan.  I notice there is a mud room/shower inside but no toilet facilities, but it wouldn't be hard to modify the floor plan. 
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« Reply #340 on: October 09, 2009, 01:33:01 PM »
Yes, I expect this little cabin is quite rustic and probably has an outhouse. It wouldn't have to be too much larger to have a real bath (but you probably wouldn't have it be a major access route like it is here).
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Re: Buildings under 200 sf
« Reply #341 on: October 09, 2009, 03:57:01 PM »
Nice little cabin. The siding looks familiar.

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Re: Buildings under 200 sf
« Reply #342 on: October 17, 2009, 08:55:12 AM »


Nice floorplan for a Little House type project. These have evolved from Katrina Cottages with more information from the the Tiny House Design site here:
http://www.tinyhousedesign.com/2008/06/22/cusato-cottages/
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Re: Buildings under 200 sf
« Reply #343 on: December 03, 2009, 05:28:50 PM »
My cabin is 14 X 14 and under 200 sqft foot print so I could avoid a building permit.  It is considered a "dry" cabin or vacation cabin because there are no utility hook ups. Powered by solar and wind. Propane for fridge, stove, furnace, and OD water heater. Solar composting toilet of my own design.

Kitchen, bathroom, dining area and living area downstairs. Large bedroom and office upstairs. Patty and I and 3 dogs and a cat live here very comfortably year round.

Built from all new materials for under $2000 not including windows and doors which were salvaged.

When designing a small home you have to be very efficient in your use of space and standard  appliances may not work. I salvaged the stove, sink, water tank, pump and lights from an old RV which are smaller and work well. Furniture can be multi use and futon beds, rollaway cabinets, rv shower stalls and ladders will help keep the clutter down.

No house payments and no monthly utility bills and very low property taxes- life is great!









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Re: Buildings under 200 sf
« Reply #344 on: December 03, 2009, 05:55:38 PM »
Nice cabin. Simple classic construction.

Unfortunately, LaMar has been banned from the forum for his unwillingness to abide by our no advertising policy.

He has built a nice cabin though!
 
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Re: Barts Cottage
« Reply #345 on: December 15, 2009, 05:02:46 AM »
New member, been lurking for some time.
I have been playing with Sketch 7 this week, here are a few images that illustrate how small these houses are (they easily fit inside a 2 car garage). Thanks Bart.

Any chance the sketch 7 data file could be made available? I've become obsessed with this floor plan ever since
I first saw it here.

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Re: Buildings under 200 sf
« Reply #346 on: December 15, 2009, 03:44:41 PM »
Nice cabin. Simple classic construction.

Unfortunately, LaMar has been banned from the forum for his unwillingness to abide by our no advertising policy.

He has built a nice cabin though!
 

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Re: Buildings under 200 sf
« Reply #347 on: December 16, 2009, 06:41:35 AM »
One page 17 of this thread Bill Parr had posted images of the SketchUp model of Barts Cottage he was working with.



Today, Bill has shared the SketchUp file and it can be downloaded here: http://www.countryplans.com/Downloads/Barts.zip

This is a large zip file and should be saved to your own computer. The upzipped (extracted) file can be opened and viewed by SketchUp ver. 7

Here is a link to the free SketchUp program: http://sketchup.google.com/intl/en/gsu7/download.html

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Re: Buildings under 200 sf
« Reply #348 on: December 16, 2009, 02:20:49 PM »
Today, Bill has shared the SketchUp file and it can be downloaded here: http://www.countryplans.com/Downloads/Barts.zip

This is a large zip file and should be saved to your own computer. The upzipped (extracted) file can be opened and viewed by SketchUp ver. 7

Here is a link to the free SketchUp program: http://sketchup.google.com/intl/en/gsu7/download.html

Thanks to Bill  :D :D :D

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Re: Buildings under 200 sf
« Reply #349 on: January 05, 2010, 09:28:34 PM »
Hello, I'm posting here for the first time in a long time -- I couldn't get logged in, but came across Glenn on another forum, and he kindly helped sort things out! 

I'm hoping to actually build something on the 200 s.f. scale this summer.  Have to build a new chicken coop first, but that may be a hoop house.  My daughter and I are still living with my grandmother (she's now 96!), and I'd like to have a quiet retreat that's our own space; it would also take some of our belongings and give us more space in the house.  It's got to be mobile, so will probably have to be on a trailer frame.  At least that way, we'll be able to take it with us when we get our own place someday. 

I've been playing with a variation of Mark's winning design in a program called Sweet Home 3D -- a freebie, limited but useful.  I wish it could make roofs, but otherwise isn't bad for dinking around.  It's a little easier to use than SketchUp, although SketchUp is more advanced and can do more. 

Anyway, glad to see that this thread is still active!

Kathleen