Another modification that is
included in the simpler studio house plan is a simple rafter system
with collar ties that can be tilted up into place
and attached to the wall plates with a sturdy metal framing anchor.
Such a roof system would be cheaper and easier to build with a small
The simple pier
foundation shown above would be the most cost effective
construction system — and the easiest for an owner builder to
The Victoria's Cottage plan
set includes foundation plans for a slab on grade, concrete perimeter
foundation and a post and pier foundation. You can choose whichever is
most appropriate for your site. It comes with two different loft
configurations each with an exposed beam and deck ceiling below.
The plans also include a very
simple to build studio house version of the 16' wide cottage that can
be built in any length - the plan shows it 28' long but it can be
extended in 2' increments. This is for folks who want to build
something larger than the 14' wide Builder's Cottage but with the same
owner-builder simplicity. You can layout your own floorplan to the
footprint you decide is best for your project.
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