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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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Heating systems in small houses

tiny houses heating

Heating a small house Heating and cooling is one of the very important things when it comes to building a house. There are many heating options for small homes and choosing the right type of heating system is a crucial decision to make. You need to know not only your individual needs and preferences, but […]

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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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Gable roof structure

collar tie and board bracing on gable roof

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 the most traditional shapes, […]

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Candy in-between the trees

construction process of DIY wood cabin

It has not been that long since we introduced wood cabin Candy last time, remember? Now we are going to talk again about Candy, a different one, on very lovely looking place surrounded by trees and forest. She is still under process of construction, she is not finished yet. However already have some pictures, which we […]

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Crooked playhouse for a fundraiser

timber wall and roof frames

We are always happy to see when any of our DIY plans for low cost constructions end up serving a good purpose. Providing a kids play area is already good enough, of course, don’t get us wrong! But being used in a raffle fundraiser is also nice, as in case of this crooked playhouse and project […]

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Wall framing construction

timber framework wall construction

Assembling walls For assembly of the walls of wooden tiny house construction, the two by four type structural timber is usually used, especially for the one-storey buildings where walls do not need to support the load of levels above. The principle of building these wood frame structures is very quick. Thanks to the favorable weights of the […]

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Candy from the rainforest is back!

wood cabin walls finished

Today we are back with the Hawaiian Candy. You remember, right? I am sure you do, how could you forget a post about someone building a cabin in rainforest (this one). It is one of our wood cabins plans, which you can buy, download and once you have the material, you can begin your own […]

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Roof structure components

members of timber roof truss

Roof truss system The roof truss is defined as a load-bearing structural frame designed to bridge an internal space, carry the roofing and support it by transforming weight of the roof, batten systems and insulation-related structures into vertical load-bearing structural elements – bearing walls. Most common roof types         The roof system consists […]

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Cabin Bettie built in Indiana

vacation cabin bettie

Today, we would like to introduce to you Bettie from Loogootee. That is a small town in Indiana, USA, where she lives in a beautiful place in the woods overlooking a pond. Cabin Bettie is one of small cabin designs we offer here. The DIY building plans provided by us were slightly altered in this […]

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Pillar in concrete foundation

wooden cabin Candy

Materials Concrete (binder/sand/gravel/water) or complex dry concrete mix Rocks Timber – 2“x2“ / 100×100 mm or round timber pieces Basic metal fasteners Method The Pillar in concrete method of wooden foundations is recommended especially for buildings with their first floor elevated, located in areas with waterlogged soil or for sloping site house designs. A big […]

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How to set up a foundation

tiny house foundations measurements

Once you have selected your location, studied the design plans of your project, gathered your material, the building process can begin and with it its first step, foundation construction. There are several factors determining what types of foundation is best suitable for your project. However no matter which one you end up constructing, the crucial […]

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Tiny house foundation types

wall frames slab foundation pinup houses

Aspects influencing the foundations There are several types of foundation and it is very important to realise, which one is the best suitable for you start setting out foundations. It is determined by several factors. First and probably most obvious is a size of the building. Light, single-storey wooden structures do not generate much load, […]

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Floor framing

wooden cabin construction floor pinup houses

Load-bearing floor structure Floor is a structure supported by the building foundation directly. In small houses where no deep concrete foundation along the entire perimeter is considered, the floor will have to resist fluctuating temperatures as it is in direct contact with the exterior environment. Therefore, include sufficient thermal insulation in your calculations, primarily in cool weather conditions. The floor structure distributes […]