If you’ve been dreaming of building your very own tiny house but you don’t have a clue where to begin, Pin-Up Houses is an awesome starting point.
Pin-Up Houses is a company founded by Joshua Woodsman, graduate from Czech Technical University, Department of Architecture, in Prague. The Czech Republic is a country where cottage living has a rich tradition. Joshua’s dream was to bring that tradition into the modern era and develop plans for tiny houses that anyone could afford and build.
On Pin-Up Houses, you can purchase plans for tiny houses, cabins, cottages, playhouses, and sheds. These plans are designed to be affordable; you can purchase a complete step-by-step DIY guide, materials list, tools list, and set of construction progress diagrams for around $300 or less for most of them. You should also be able to actually complete the project for around $10,000 in most cases—some of these can even be built for a couple thousand dollars or less.
So many people are deterred from trying to build their own tiny house either because they don’t have a clue what they need to get started, or because they think a tiny house is outside their budget. Pin-Up Houses makes tiny house living available for all.
Now I want to show you some of the amazing little cottages and cabins you can build using Pin-Up Houses’ plans. Whether you decide to purchase a set of plans or you just use these for inspiration for your own ideas, I hope you will love these designs as much as I do!
This quirky house has a delightful design where the walls push outward. These unexpected angles give it a playful sense of lighthearted fun. They also provide the interior space with a sense of openness. As with all of Pin-Up Houses’ designs, you can customize this one to fit the dimensions that you like. You can also modify the colors, though I love the zany bright blue and the grey in the picture!
Buy the plans: http://www.pinuphouses.com/plans/tiny-house/magdalene/
This cabin has a cozy look and feel, but it also has plenty of room inside; a small family could easily live here comfortably. While the attic features classic proportions, it is scaled so that you can stand up inside, making it a functional room. Meanwhile, the covered deck offers the perfect spot to relax outside and enjoy some fresh air and the beauty of nature.
This A-frame tiny house features a design with a gabled roof which unites the best of contemporary and traditional styles. The interior offers a spacious living area and a loft for sleeping. The front of the structure is all windows so that you can enjoy a breathtaking view.
Buy the plans: http://www.pinuphouses.com/plans/tiny-house/alexis/
Buy the plans: http://www.pinuphouses.com/plans/tiny-house/barbara/
The design of this charming tiny house is evocative of a houseboat. The diagonally angled legs form the framework for the overall structure. The interior includes furniture which can serve multiple purposes (such as a bed which can also be used as a sofa while providing additional storage space). The porch provides a relaxing spot to sit outside and enjoy your surroundings.
Buy the plans: http://www.pinuphouses.com/plans/tiny-house/susan/