Tiny houses are awesome. They allow you to live independently and mortgage free. With no mortgage, you can retire early or work less. Tiny homes are sustainable, so you’re not only reducing your carbon footprint, you’re also using fewer resources which means lower monthly bills. Building a sustainable, off-grid, eco-friendly home saves money, resources and Mother Nature!
A modest home with the same materials and luxuries would easily cost $200,000. Maintaining a tiny house is also less expensive than maintaining a regular home, says Colleen of IncomeRealty.net. This way money you save as the owner of a tiny house you can spend or invest in other things.
Whether you are a first-time homeowner, downsizing or retiring, tiny house living can be even more accessible if you build it yourself. First time building? It’s easy to learn how to use power tools. Here are some free tiny house plans that will help you do just that.
Ana White has a wonderful site packed with free plans for home building. They are detailed and suited to beginners. Download the free plans here.
This 8 X 12 home is perfect for beginner builders. The plans include detailed instructions and materials lists. You can choose your own foundation and cladding. Download your free plans here.
The Teeny Tiny House
This 8X8 house build is really tiny, but great for the beginner home owners/builder. It has a bathroom, kitchenette and sleeping loft, but probably won’t hold a family. Get the plans here.
This little 12X12 four-season cabin is the perfect getaway. This tiny house has a kitchen, loft bedroom an eating area which doubles as a writing desk.
Solar House Cabin
This 8X20 tiny house is a little more complicated to build and make need skills beyond the beginner’s level. It runs off solar power and will give you a little more space to move around in.
This one bedroom beauty will give you 500 square feet of living space. You can get the download with license to submit here.
This puppy has it all–bedroom, kitchen and eating area with French doors leading to a small optional deck. Free plans for this four-season tiny house can be downloaded here.