My head is flooded with tiny home floor plans.

Now that I’m obsessed with building my very own tiny house, all I do is think about floor plans. Like seriously, 24/7 I’m thinking floor plans. I walk around my apartment measuring everything and trying to picture the flow of space and space management.

But this is a good thing right? It means I’m getting the wheels in motion to get a plan started and make this new lifestyle happen.

Yesterday I even spent my lunch hour sketching out some floor plans to try and figure out what will work best for my needs. This seems to be the hardest part because I can’t figure it out but I’m sure it will hit me and make sense at some point.

Here’s what I have so far. Please forgive my sloppy writing because I was literally scribbling as it was popping in my head, so my notes are unreadable. But I’ll try to explain the best I can. Not that anyone cares but I want to document every step of this process, even if it’s only for me to look back on someday.

  • This first plan has one floor with a shed style roof, so it will be more of an open feel with higher ceilings. But I would put a loft over what I have noted as the bedroom nook on the right. This way I could put my sleeping area up in the loft and use the “bedroom nook” as an office/storage area. Or as I get older and don’t want to climb up to the loft every night to go to sleep, I can move my bed down the first level and use the loft for storage. I’m guessing I would just put my bed on the first floor to begin with and use the loft for storage or a hangout.

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  • This plan has a gable roof with a bedroom loft above the bathroom/kitchen area on the left where dormers will be added for a little extra head room. There will also be a smaller, not as deep, loft above the front porch/window seat area in the front for storage or guest bed. I like this plan because it gives a little more space for the bathroom along with some storage area between the bathroom and kitchen area. Although I’m not sure this is the best use of space. And the gable roof scares me as it seems more confusing to build. That’s a big reason that I’m leaning toward the shed style roof plan.

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  • And this last plan also has a gable roof and the lofts will be set up just like the previous plan. But instead of the bathroom running along the left end, the kitchen will run along one wall and the bathroom along the other wall across from each other. The more that I look at this one I don’t think it’s an option as it just runs into an empty wall to the left (that is supposed to say window not french door), not a good use of space.

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I keep searching the internet and trying to find as many tiny houser’s (is that even a word?) that I can because I want to see every option available. I know eventually one will just click and I’ll know. But I do know that I’m a big fan of the shed style roof for the ease of building and for having more head room. And I’m pretty sure I want to use a 24′ flatbed, it just seems that it would work better in spacing out my ideas without being too cramped.

So that’s it for now, I’m sure I’ll be back soon with some more annoying ramblings. LOL

Thanks for listening. And feel free to share any input you have as this is all a HUGE learning process for me.

 

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4 thoughts on “My head is flooded with tiny home floor plans.

  1. Why not just pick up a used RV or a mobile home? It will end up saving you thousands and thousands and still have all the amenities you are looking for in a small home.

    • Ahhhh the most popular question of all. hahaha This is such a common question that I think I need to do a post about it sometime soon.

      There are many reasons why I want to build a tiny house rather than simply purchase a RV.

      First and foremost, I want my house to look and feel like a home, not a camper. Secondly, RV’s are mass manufactured and full of plastic and toxic materials and aren’t insulated like a house to be lived in year round and in cooler climates.

      My tiny house will be built with wood framing, tile, cabinets, counter-tops, roofing etc. like a house, just smaller. I will use as many eco friendly products as I can and I will also be installing solar panels on the roof for energy. I want to be as self sustaining as possible and off grid but will be plumbing it for the option of hook up if I need to.

      I will be able to build exactly what I want, new, for what you could easily spend on an RV that doesn’t have the livability that a tiny house has.

      Do a google search for tiny homes, you will see how warm and cozy and beautiful they are…..much better than a RV. 🙂

      Thanks for the great questions.

  2. I hear ya sister! Believe it or not, I watched bunch of youtube videos on these tiny homes and I was inspired by them, that was last year. Long story short, I have started putting together quotes, parts, and estimates to build my own little home. The estimate to build my own tiny house, very similar to what you are currently doing, would have cost me between $40k to $75k. Having established my baseline price, I started thinking about what else I can put together for $40-$70k. I ultimately settled on a “spacecraft framing”, self energy reliant, capable of enduring subzero temp, and having all the nice features for my wife’s comfort 🙂

    • $40-$70K??? Holy smokes, what are you building that thing with? hahahaha So far the most expensive one I’ve seen was $32k, and they had a full size top of the line kitchen with full size appliances and a top of the line bathroom and so much more.

      I don’t know if you plan on building your own or hiring contractor but labor adds a huge difference in price. Which is why I’m building it myself and making friends help me. LOL

      I see a lot of tiny housers make their houses on 18′ trailers but I’m going 24′ I think, I think the extra 6′ makes a world of difference from the plans I’ve seen.

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