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Small House Framing Connectors

Small house framing connectors, examples of metal fasteners on timber roof frame

Small house timber connectors A highly important item when it comes to DIY house plans construction are the small house framing connectors: components that attach different elements of the house to each other. They need to be effective in order to provide a proper structural support and stability and their strength and stiffness become crucial […]

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Free Cabin Plans

Free cabin plan

Free cabin plans available to download HERE. We are architects who are big supporters of tiny house movements and concentrate on designing easy to build micro house plans off all kinds. You have probably noticed that, if you have been following us alreadt, but maybe you just stumbled upon our small house blog for the very […]

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Wooden Cabin Bettie Nearly Finished

DIY wood cabin with front porch

Hello, we are back with Bettie by lake! Remember her? The magical wooden cabin Bettie with front porch in the woods built following our cabin plans and overlooking a lake, whose images we got from its builder Alex – thank you Alex again! To remind you, it all started with a pillar foundations and timber floor […]

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Crooked Playhouse in all its Beauty

wooden playhouse for children pinup houses

Remember our excited article about crooked playhouse in Czech Republic? The small house made of red timber frame, which has a loft and cross gable roof with with little windows? This one. Well we are back reporting the completion of the construction process! Radek – thank you again for so amazing photos, seriously! – was building […]

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Small House Flooring Types

floor battens small house plans

Flooring Flooring is the top layer of floor structure. It plays important role in the interior, be it big building, small cabin or small house plans. Flooring should be level, acoustically and thermally insulating, mechanically durable and non-toxic. Another aspect to consider are also costs, visual properties, how easy or difficult it is to clean and […]

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Virginia, Wood Cabin with Front Porch

small cabin with front porch

Have you met Virginia? She is one of our small house plans, a cabin with front porch, shed roof and loft. We don’t think you did, so we would like to change that today and introduce you Virginia from Milanville, Pennsylvania. She is still under construction process, but nearing completion and it is exciting to […]

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Concrete Foundation Footings

country cottages Christie

Materials for concrete foundation Concrete (binder/sand/gravel/water) or complex dry concrete mix Boards / planks Anchor bolts Metal fasteners – basic Concrete foundation footings method Cast in situ concrete foundation footings are a type of concrete foundation suitable for example for low-cost, simple single-storey small houses made of wood. For these, the dimensions would be about 14” x […]

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Wooden Playhouse from Dubai

outdoor playhouse plans

We have already introduced lot of versions of our crooked kids playhouse, but we can’t help it, people like them, buy the playhouse plans and they all look so adorable! So today, yes you’ve guessed it right, we would like you to meet another one. This time, it is very special destination! If we remember […]

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Small House Windows

DIY tiny house construction window installation pin-up houses

Window types for tiny houses Choice of windows and their installation is another one of the most crucial parts when it comes to building a small house. There are several ways how to differentiate between window types – based on material, glass or window styles. Aspects playing role are the durability, endurance, insulation properties, qualities […]

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Playhouse Plans Turning into Reality

kids playhouse timber frame pin-up houses

We are very happy today. We received a huge amount of amazing photographs of a crooked playhouse. Thank you Radek! It feels like Christmas came early and we are very eager to share the photos with you. There is everything, from connecting the very first timber frame to completed cladded and painted kids playhouse, beautiful. Due […]

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Cabin Bettie by Lake

DIY cabin frame

We already introduced one DIY cabin Bettie, remember? Now we’ve met another one! Seems like they could become lakeside cabins, because this one is as well placed in the forest with stunning view over a lake and it suits her very much. She is not completed yet. She is still under construction, so we cannot […]

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How to Build a Gable Roof

collar tie and board bracing on gable roof

How to build a gable roof framing During the construction process of your new tiny house, cabin or cottage, you will need to decide what kind of roof you prefer. There are many types of roof trusses. Factors, which influence their different shapes are mainly the region and local climate and available materials. Gable roof is among […]