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“The cabin was constructed primarily of recycled materials leftover from other jobs,” John says

Where are you building your cabin? The property is a vineyard located in upstate Pennsylvania (www.seconddistrictvineyard.com) on the New York Border.  (Milanville, PA)  The Tiny House Virginia was built on a slope behind a pond on the property looking down onto a stream and a beaver dam.  Do you have a special tool for removing nails or […]

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Garden Cottage Shelley- an Interview with a DIY builder Patrick

One of our customers builds his own Garden Cottage Shelley. He modified plans a bit, but generally, the design remains the same. Have you been choosing between more of our designs? I haven’t chose any other designs from your website (yet) Have you been building it for yourself (DIY) or with some professional help? I […]

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Forest Cabin Marlene under the Construction – interview with a skilled DIY builder

Where are you building your Cabin Marlene? (a type of building site- sloping/forest/meadow, not address, just country if you want)In the forest! We had to chop down trees, Make firewood out of them. It was on top of a mountain on my dad’s land. It was the land of our grandparents who used to have all […]

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“I’m not building a piano!” – Interview with Builder Jim

Jim, you have chosen Gazebo Plans Clara from our Pin-Up Houses Family. How did you find the website with our plans? I have been looking at different plans for gazebos and teahouses but most of what was available looked like it was for larger projects.  This plan came up through Pinterest and Google searches and […]

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How to Build an A-Frame Small House – Part 2

As mentioned in the previous article, Dan Baban was progressing with building the little wooden A-frame house in the lovely area in Romania. He was proceeding according to the set of plans Alexis. In the next episode, we’d like to proudly present how Dan has moved on with the construction and the technical equipment of […]

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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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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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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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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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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 […]