After many requests for our tiny house plans, here they finally are! We've been living in our Tiny House for over a year now - and we love it! We've named her Lucy and she's beautiful 🙂
If you think our tiny house is beautiful too and you would like one just like her - these framing plans will show you how it's done.
If you purchase these tiny house framing plans we'll show you both 2D and 3D pictures for the framing of the entire tiny trailer house. That includes the sub floor, bottom floor, top floor, loft and roof. Also included is the Google Sketchup file for these plans so that you can play around and make any modifications you might want to make. The plans are provided in both metric and imperial units.
Here's a selection of pages included in Lucy's plans to give you an example of how we've done the drawings...
These framing plans were designed by us after researching how to build using timber framing. They have worked beautifully for us. However, they were not drawn by an architect and they haven't been checked by an engineer.
Framing plans come as a 44 page pdf file which requires adobe acrobat or similar to view. Also available for download is copy of the 3d model as an skp file. You will need the free google sketchup to use this file. After purchasing you will be taken to a page with the framing plans and the sketchup model which you can download immediately.
If you have any questions about the plans (whether you've purchased them or not) you can contact us here.
These framing plans give you the structure for this tiny house... What you do once the framing is done is up to you. How would you customise the space in your tiny house? This is what we have done and you could do the same...
We've comfortably had 8 adults seated in our tiny house. The corner couch is built to seat 6, the armchair seats one more and the bottom step of the storage stairs doubles as an extra seat for the 8th person. Friends always comment on how cozy and comfortable the space is - visitors often say they don't want to leave!
Shaye runs an online recovery program for women who have bulimia. Most of the work is computer based and with our little baby Hazel to look after it makes sense to work from home. We've set up a dedicated office space so that Shaye can easily juggle being a mom and helping the women in her program.
One thing that always amazes us about our tiny house is how easy it is to use our kitchen. Prior to living in here we rented a studio that was 4 times the size of Lucy. Despite being bigger, the kitchen was awful to use! It felt seriously tiny. Lucy is a far smaller building but her kitchen is well designed and feels large. We often cook meals together and it's just awesome 🙂
And check out our convenient 'Mason Jar Sized' Storage Designed Into The Internal Stud Wall. This is actually part of the framing and so you'll see it included in Lucys internal framing plans.
We may live in a tiny house but we did not want a tiny shower! Lucys bathroom is large enough for a full sized shower so that we can stretch out and wash away the mud from the hours we spend in the garden 🙂
... And there's plenty of space for whatever style toilet you choose - flushing or composting. We also built in some storage for bathroom essentials and a washing basket.
We love sleeping up in the loft. It's spacious enough to comfortably sit up (Tom is 6 foot and there is space to spare) but at the same time it's super cozy. Our beautiful little girl Hazel sleeps in her Moses basket beside us. And if you're wondering if there's space to do 'other' things in the loft... Of course - how do you think Hazel was made? Okay TMI, sorry!!
Shaye was convinced she would accidentally kill herself if we accessed the loft via a ladder... so for her, it was a total No-No. We decided to use storage stairs instead and think it's one of the most awesome features of our house.
We also decided to utilise the lounge area by adding a corner couch containing 6 large drawers beneath. Our ottoman also opens up for yet more storage!
We also have an additional 'Mini-Loft' Perfect for those 'extra' things that you dont use as often. (Like the pre-pregnancy clothes that Shaye says she will fit again one day 😉 The mini storage loft is part of the framing and so you'll see it included in Lucys loft framing plans.
When people walk into our tiny house one of the first thing they say (after "I could live here!") is "It's so light and airy!". This is thanks to the beautiful french door and large windows - something that is quite uncommon in other tiny houses we've seen. We've added a little porch outside our French door which makes for a nice indoor/outdoor flow.
The funny thing about our tiny house is that the ceilings are actually higher than in any of our friends houses! Standard ceiling height is 2.4 meters (7.8 foot) and the ceiling height over the lounge/office area in Lucy is over 3 meters (9.8 foot)! This makes our tiny house feel MUCH bigger than it actually is!
"There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little." - That's what tiny house living is all about... Being happy and satisfied with the simple blessings in life. Getting rid of all the 'fluff' in your life to allow you to focus on your simple blessings and enjoy them every day.
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