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Small A-Frame House in Romanian Carpathia – Part 1

How to Build an A-Frame Small House Dan Baban bought floor plans for Alexis, a small wooden A-frame house, from the website pinuphouses.com. Thanks to the detailed documentation of the process made by Dan, you can now see what it takes to build your own tiny wooden house. Since we have a substantial number of […]

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A Few Good Reasons to Build and Live in a Small House

Ok. So you found our web. You may have come across some of our house plans. You picked your favourite, perhaps it was Billie, or Bernie or Lisa, our newer projects. But there is something uncommon about them, and it’s not just the design or that they are made of wood. It’s their size! They […]

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New Pin-Up Small House in the Mountains!

In beautiful Oregon countryside overlooking Mount Hood grew up a small cozy house from our offer. It´s builder had originally ordered the plans for the construction of the Shenna cottage, but he had adjusted it to his image, and that’s how this building was actually created. It is actually the Sheena small house, but the […]

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Space Saving Ideas for Small Houses

The tiny space you decide to live in must be used effectively. This is achieved through smart, often multi-purpose, furniture. To provide inspiration, I have compiled a few well-known as well as less-well-known space saving ideas for small houses which are mostly quite easy to construct. Space saving tables and chairs The classic dining furniture […]

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Wall Bracing Methods

Bracing works to maintain rigidity of the structure in all points, prevent any displacements or other ways of deformation. Diagonal tension rods and blocking of various materials are used to secure the structures. They might be exposed in the interior or hidden behind the remaining structural parts. Perforated steel rods, steel ropes, various wooden parts […]

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Interview With A New Proud Owner Of an A-Frame Cabin Plan – DAN BABAN

Remember Alexis? Well she has arisen from the… from its foundations, this time in Romania! Yup, that’s right! Romania! Our little baby has made it all the way down to mountainside, and what is more, *shed tear*, she is making the people around her even happier, and here is how it all came to be: […]

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An Interview with Dianna Greetan, a Proud Owner of one of our Sustainable Cottage Plans

We are so happy to have Dianna for this interview. Many thanks for her time, and mainly, for her positive comments! If you are considering buying one of our house plans, here are ideas from one of proud owners of our house plans, Louise, more precisely. Njoy! What made you choose pinup houses? How did […]

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Brand New Member to Our Pin-Up Houses Family!

Aloha, everyone! We are so proud to inform you that our family has become even bigger with a brand-new family member – Elisabeth. This time, the pictures are from Hawaii! Her majesty Elisabeth is beginning to arise from the ashes to rise and shine and to reign (with its view) over the beautiful lands of […]

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Wood Shingle Roof

We have already shown several types of roofing materials, such as  metal and asphalt, and we have also discussed what materials are the best for walls. Next, we learnt what things are important when building stable foundations for your tiny house. Today, we are going to discuss the penultimate sub-chapter of roofing materials: wooden shingles. […]

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Wooden Façades with Gaps

There are many ways to decorate your outside walls. In our floor plans selection, you can see a variety of wooden façades with gaps styles. We have houses with flat walls and standard designs, like Esther, there are more traditional New England Style houses like (Small saltbox house plans) Molly, and there are façade styles […]

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Timber – Beams, Boards, Planks, Joists… for Your Small House!

Buying the correct timber (Beams, Boards, Planks, Joists…) In previous entries to our blog, we discussed what to be careful with when building foundations, floors supporting walls and many other things. In this entry, we want to focus on types of timber. Believe us, there’s much more to building houses than just a few wooden […]

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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 […]