Top 5 DIY Tiny House Plans

Dreaming of living in your very own tiny house?

If so, you might be thinking about placing a call to your local architect.

But you might also be daunted by some of the price estimates you see out there—and rightly so. A tiny house shouldn’t break the bank, but a lot of ready-made tiny houses cost in excess of $40,000.

If you are on a tiny budget for your tiny house, why not build it yourself?

You might feel daunted by that too, but if you look around the web, you will find that a lot of people are doing their own construction work these days.

You'll find a variety of tiny house plan layouts below  in a variety of sizes from the very small to as large as you can get to be considered a tiny home.

The styles vary too, so be sure to check them all out.

Here are 5 DIY Tiny House Plans.

DIY Tiny House Plans

Backyard Studio

The backyard studio is an easy, inexpensive, and do-it-yourself (DIY) way to expand your house to make room for your work, hobbies, and crafts.

It is small enough to be considered a shed in most municipalities and can thus be legally built in most backyards.

These DIY plans allow you to build a higher quality, more attractive alternative to the storage sheds found at the home improvement stores. By building it yourself, you can also customize its appearance to have the exact look you want.

Specifications

Length:
16'
Exterior Width:
8' ​
Interior Width:
7'5"
Interior Height:
10'5"
All measurement are approximate

The ‘Simple Living' design is these easiest and least expensive house to build on this list. The goal of this design is to provide an inexpensive option for those on a tighter budget.

Depending on the materials used, you can build this house for as little as $10,000!

This design has all the amenities and features that make up a great home, including a 7 foot sleeping loft, a storage loft, bathroom with a 36 inch shower, kitchen, and large family room, but is less expensive for those on a budget. 

Specifications

House Length:
20'
Exterior Width:
8'​
Interior Width:
7'3"
Interior Height:
10'5"
Road Height:
13'5"
Height Under Loft:
6'9"
Loft Depth:
7'
Loft Height:
3' 2"
All measurement are approximate

Access the plans here.

Tiny Living

The 'Tiny Living' design consists of a large family room with vaulted ceilings and large dormers on either side of the room.

The entryway is situated at the back of the trailer allowing for a spacious 7 foot sleeping loft at the front. Under the sleeping loft is the bathroom and the kitchen.

This house is available in 12', 16', and 20' lengths, all of which are comfortably yet easy to tow.

Specifications

House Length:
 24' ​
Exterior Width:
8'
Interior Width:
7'3"
Interior Height:
10'5"
Road Height:
13'5"
Height Under Loft:
6'9"
Loft Depth:
7'
Loft Height:
3' 2"
All measurement are approximate

Access the plans here.

Tiny Retirement

The 'Tiny Retirement' design is a single level home perfect for those who would prefer to not climbing a ladder to go to bed.

It is unique in that its entryway is situated on the long side of the house, allowing for a bathroom to be located on one end of the house while still leaving room for a full size bed or pull-out couch on the other end.

The bathroom includes a 36 inch standing shower and a toilet, with a small storage loft located overhead. The total length of the house is 20 feet making it large enough to live comfortably yet small enough to easily tow.

Specifications

House Length:
20' and 24'
Exterior Width:
8'
Interior Width:
7'3"
Interior Height:
10'5"
Road Height:
13'5"
Height Under Loft:
6'9"
Storage Loft Depth:
3'3""
Storage Loft Height:
3' 2"
All measurement are approximate

Access the plans here.

Tiny Studio

The 'Tiny Studio' design incorporates a more modern, open layout.

The kitchen and dining area are on a raised platform on one end of the house. Under the platform there is a pull out bed that acts as seating when pushed in.

The stairs to the platform also pull out to reveal a large amount of additional storage. In front of the platform there is a large living area as well as a closet with additional shelving along the side.

On the other end of the house there is a bathroom which includes a toilet and 36 inch shower.

Finally, above the bathroom is a storage loft.

Specifications

House Length:
20'
Exterior Width:
8' ​
Interior Width:
7'3"
Interior Height:
9'11""
Main Room:
10'7" x 7'3"
Kitchen:
5'6" x 7'3"
Bathroom:
3' x 7'3"
Storage Loft:
3' x 7'3"
Height Under Storage Loft:
7'
Storage Loft Height:
2'5"
Road Height:
13'3"
All measurement are approximate

Access the plans here.

Are you interested in learning how to build a tiny house without the expense and time commitment of an off-site workshop? Have a look a this eWorkshop!


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