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Building Without a Permit

Small homes without building permit

Building without a permit for building Back in the days of our grandfathers, getting  planning permission wasn’t part of the routine. You could build anything you wanted (at your own risk), as long as it was on your own property. Building without a permit was absoultely common. It was certainly in your interest to build […]

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A Story of a House, or How to Make a Bedroom out of Working Shed

About a girl… This is a love story about a working shed plan that met a creative builder, and turned into a tiny one-bedroom wooden house. The builder’s name was Julie and it all happened in Rakaia, New Zealand. With a little help from our friend, Joshua’s guide, Julie took her tools and got to […]

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Gambrel Roof Framing

timber framework gambrel roof for small houses

Gambrel roof Gambrel roof framing is another of simple timber roof trusses types, which we are going to examine. Together with the traditional gable roof and often seen shed roof, gambrel roof is also a common type of roof both for small house plans as well as bigger houses, barns and other buildings. Gambrel roof […]

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Tiny House Construction Guide – Press Release & Pictures

step by step guide to DIY construction

Download press release & pictures of the How to build a tiny house book guide: pictures & press release How to build a tiny house We are proud to present to you our first tiny house construction book guide on DIY tiny house construction How to Build a Tiny House. Step by step guidance, illustrations, photographs and more, […]

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Kids Playhouse Plans Turned into a Tool Shed

cheap garden shed plans crooked shed

We have not presented any of the products built based on our micro homes plans in a while, have we? Well we are going to fix that now. Today we have another crooked playhouse plans, except this time the playhouse was turned into a crooked shed. Why not, looks pretty cool! We are very grateful […]

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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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Playhouse Blueprints Built in Pittsburgh

DIY cheap wooden kids playhouse plans for sale

Today we would like to introduce to you another of our products built in Pennsylvania. It seems like we are popular in Pennsylvania, as we already looked at cabin Ann or cabin Virginia from there as well. This time our story comes from Pittsburgh and it goes smaller on scale. We would like to present […]

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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 […]