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Who we are

Pin-Up Houses is an international studio working both within and outside the traditional boundaries of architecture. We work as an architecture studio, with our expertise also extending to research, experimental, and publication areas. However, the main point of our concentration is proposals of small wooden house designs with an emphasis on social housing and affordable living. We love all kinds of DIY projects and aim to combine the know-how of professional tiny house architects and constructors with the potential and abilities of economic amateur self-help building. We have summarized our practical knowledge in this book guide How to build a tiny house.

DIY shipping container house blueprints

Key people behind this

  • Founder and main architect: Joshua Woodsman
  • Main interior designer: Vaclav Valda
  • Architects: Daniela Holan, Linda Kozlova
  • Copywriter: James Gogarty, David Fojtik
  • Photography: Thomas Jiracek
  • Video: Jakub Jelinek
  • Blog, PR: Nora Behova

What we do

We offer building plans for small houses: tiny houses, cabins, cottages, sheds, and kids’ playhouses. If you purchase an item from us, you will receive DIY house plans with all the measurements and detailed instructions. After this, all that is left to do is gather all the material, and the construction process can start! The majority of our designs have a timber frame, use the 2 by 4 structural timber pieces, and are easy to build low-cost solutions. You can also buy a step-by-step guide on building a tiny house, which we wrote recently. If you are curious to see what our products look like in reality, check out our blog! Apart from photos we collected from our customers, you will also find technical articles with useful information and advice on different parts of timber frame construction.

What they wrote about us

Several international media have been interested in the Pin-Up Houses and wrote about us. Among others is it, for example, Daily Mail, Inhabitat, Gizmodo, Lost At E Minor, etc. Would you like to learn more about our realizations or see some photos? Please have a look at our references.


What we believe

We are a little bit obsessed with small house design and DIY construction. The tiny house movement has been gaining bigger and bigger popularity in recent years, slowly spreading from the USA to other parts of the world. We support its philosophy, the aim to cut down one’s possession to lead a simple life. Among other advantages are cost-efficient and environmentally friendly living and a lot of saved time. In most places, you do not need building permission for a micro house, and the maintenance of such a place is much less time-consuming. Moreover, in tiny houses, you can also set up an entirely off-grid living and reconnect with nature.

Our work

Pin-Up houses have a global overlap; our work can be found all over the world. Some of the projects were constructed strictly following the building plans purchased from us, while in other cases, they served more as an inspiration. Tiny houses, cabins, or cottages based on our designs have been built in the USA, Canada, different parts of Europe or New Zealand. Would you like to learn more about them? Could you browse through our offer?

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