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Pin-Up Forest Refuge from a Pandemic

“Originally I was going to use it as a weekend and vacation home, but with the global COVID-19 pandemic the work situation has changed such that I may spend more time there.“ Where are you building your cabin “Sandra”? (a type of building site- sloping/forest/meadow, not address, just country if you want) “Sandra” is being […]

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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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“The most challenging thing was to conceive the water foundations! The rest was just work.” Richard says

One of our DIY builders bought our Cabin Plans Set Book, choose Marlene, and started to build in the wild. This building is special mainly because it is built on foundations in water. He was so willing that he shared with us his rich experience from construction. How difficult was it for you to create […]

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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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Elisabeth Cabin made it to Argentina, thanks to her proud owner Marc!

On the blog, you might have seen the plans of an amazing Elisabeth, the small modern weekend cabin. Well, she has been growing up far in Argentina under Marc’s hands. An Unbelievable dream coming true! Marc was so kind and shared some of his comments from his own experience with us. It’s a quick read, […]

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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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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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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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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 […]