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Exterior Door Construction

Building entrance doors Today, we are going to look at another part of DIY timber construction of a small house, tiny cabin, shed or pretty much any type of small wooden structure – exterior door construction. Being the first thing you encounter when entering a house or cabin, the entrance door has quite strong influence […]

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Energy Efficient Small House Plans

eco friendly tiny house, composting and of off grid living

Eco friendly micro homes Tiny house movement is become more and more popular in recent years for few main reasons: cost efficiency, whereby you can get rid of mortgage and lower your debts; trend of minimalistic living and a desire to live more simple life without burden of unnecessary things and space, concentrated on the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Structural Components for Small Houses

members of timber roof truss

Roof construction system Roof 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 of several very important parts: wall […]

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Small House – Wall Framing Components

wood cabin wall framing pinup houses

Types of walls Walls define the interior space of the house and together with the ceiling and floor constitute our “third skin” next to our clothes. It is very important how we treat this layer, particularly if we live in a cooler part of the Earth where more than half of our life is spent in […]

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Floor Framing Components

wooden cabin construction floor pinup houses

Load-bearing floor framing 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 […]

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Crooked Pin-Up Playhouses Family

green garden house

Our crooked wooden playhouses have already made children happy at many different places. Some of our customers were so kind to share photos of their work in progress or finished masterpieces (thank you!) and we are always excited to see what results emerged from journey started with our plans for DIY constructions. When you are a […]