The Little House Plans Kit has complete plans for three sturdy long-lasting houses you can build inexpensively by yourself or with the help of a friend, spouse or kids. Each of these houses can be used as a camping cabin, starter house, workshop or home office. Each can be built with a walking roof deck or with a steep pitched roof and a small loft.
The Plans kit includes construction plans for all three houses (10x14, 12x18 and 14x24) and full instructions. You can build all three. The plans include a simple to build post and pier foundation for a permanent little house. This latest version also includes details for an even easier to build skid foundation for a closer to the ground movable cabin, storage shed or playhouse - any building that won't need access to plumbing under the floor.
Here are the three different floor plan options. Click to expand the photos:
Bonus tools included
My two sons and I built the smaller (10'x14') cabin. We used only hand tools and a circular saw and worked on it part time over three weeks. The house was weather-tight in 11 days. We spent about $1,400 (or $10/SF in the year 1998) buying all construction materials new from our local lumberyard except for the used windows and doors. It has complete insulation, interior finished wood on the walls and ceiling, and a small wood stove and chimney.