Monday, October 12, 2009

Really Small House Plans

I have alerts set up to tell me about new posts relating to house plans and home design in general. Lately I have been receiving many alerts relating to tiny house plans. It must be a sign of the times. Many of these tiny homes are so small that I really cannot see how anyone can live in them. They have taken the idea of restrained living to the extreme (for an example see new small house plan available today) . There seems to be a competition over who can create the tiniest home.

But recently I ran across a company called "Reclaimed Space" where I found a couple of their prototypes to be quite nice. Their niche seems to be creating very well crafted really small homes - but not necessarily tiny. These are sort of studio apartment sized homes. And they are really nice - trimmed out with recycled lumber, corrugated metal and other fine finishes. Now these are the kinds of tiny houses that I could actually see myself living in.

Check out the photos below. If you want to see more go to reclaimed space .

one of their modules en-route

eating / kitchen area

bed area


  1. Hi, yes, you're quite right that the home in the picture seems to be quite small, but I love its rustic style. As a professional home stager I often have to deal with style and details and I really I like the practical organization of this home.
    All the best,

  2. Nice post - house plans with photos ..Keep Posting

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  3. Building small is building smart. I cannot count the number of times I've been in a big house and felt completely lost. There is no sense of "home" or intimacy. A home should feel comforting. A big house with big rooms has a very difficult time doing this. The aestetics of the interior don't necessarily need to be rustic to accomplish this. If one thinks carefully about the materials used, the lighting, and the proportions of the spaces, a small house can offer much more than a larger one.

    When designing a new house consider creating "interior views" which are diagonally across spaces. This will create the sense of more space than actually exists. The diagonal of a space is always longer than one of the sides. An open floor plan can take advantage of this idea most effectively. If there needs to be some separation between spaces, consider including an interior window or opening in one or more of the walls. This allows you to see into other spaces, reducing the sense you are in a small room.

    Tyler W. Yandow A.I.A. Architect

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