Home, Cottage and Cabin Plans
wide Cottage Home plans
different houses that use an easy to build 20' wide floor plan. These
most popular full sized house building plans. Each can be adjusted in
length for a smaller or larger version.
House Plans (for backyard
studio or starter home plans)
Complete building plans for three size
10'x 14', 12'x 18' and 14'x 24'.
own layout. Two roof styles - one with a walking low-slope shed roof
deck and the
other a steep gable with a sleeping loft. Easy to build no-concrete
post and pier
foundation and 2x4 wall construction. Lowest cost structure. (Note: May not meet
local code for full time residence.)
owner-builder camping cabin, back yard guest cottage or that starter
house for the homestead.
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||Builder's Cottage Plans
& Big Enchilada
living or easy code approval. This is an upgrade to the larger Little
House plan (above) into an all-season 14'x24' cottage. Click the image
for floorplans and more information. This house has a concrete
perimeter foundation and better insulation. Highest quality
construction at reasonable cost. Best plan for year-round living. Very
energy and space efficient design.
example, see Victoria's Cottage Progress photos.
Roll down almost to the end. The Builder's Cottage is being built as
the guest cottage behind the main structure.
- Choose P006
the title or images
the plan for a 16' wide house with 12' high sidewalls, an open
interior and a full sized loft with two rooms. Energy
efficient R-30 roof, and 2x6, R-21 walls.
Click Progress photos for shots
of this house under construction. (It also has a 14x24 Builder's
Cottage out back).
- Choose P007
Cottage plans -P003
cottage home with an easy-to-build truss framed roof. This efficient
plan uses an inexpensive but well-insulated slab-on-grade
foundation for heat storage from the south facing windows. R-21 walls
& R-38 roof.
Cottage plans -P004
floor plan for a one-story two bedroom cottage. Slightly larger but
still under 1000 sf.
Choose -P003, P004
This is the
house we built for ourselves. Three
bedrooms, two baths with 1483 sf on two floors and a 14x28 attached
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plans and tools for use with any house
||Sunroom, Greenhouse & Skylight
inexpensive technique for adding solar heat and light to any
project. Build your own sunrooms, skylights, and window walls using
standard wood working tools. The key is using tempered insulated glass
from sliding glass doors and a special hi-tech glazing tape. Click the
drawing or the title above for more information.
in the Enchilada Plans kit. #P006.
- P002 for a PDF booklet of plans
optimizing tools. Use simple passive solar, sun tempering and other
techniques such as a sunroom to increase energy efficiency of a new
home at little or no additional construction cost.
simple, low-cost solar heating and cooling strategies that work
anywhere in the U.S.
solar potential of any property (even before you buy!)
- Determine which trees to take out and which to
plant to minimize heating & cooling costs.
your plans and maximize window areas to best fit the site and local
Note: This PDF booklet is now a FREE
bonus for plan orders of $100 or more.