The best part of building your own house has to be determining right from the outset, the architectural style you most love to come home to. For many people, that ideal style is entirely European.
Echoing days gone past, adding character to the property with ornamental embellishments and making something sturdy to last out of stone; all hallmarks of a European-style build. All of these elements and more are included in our round-up of tasteful European-style tiny home plans.
1. English country cottage from ePlans.
At 581 square feet (54 square meters), this charming stone country cottage is reminiscent of Old World England. With a cozy open-plan living, dining and kitchen area complete with characterful niches and wide windows, the layout suits a couple perfectly. One double bedroom leads into a full bathroom and had access to additional storage space in the linen closet.
2. Diminutive Tudor-style cottage by Houseplans.
This delightful Tudor-style cottage comes in at 300 square feet (28 square meters) and suits a couple or downsizing single dweller. A completely open-plan room features a dinky kitchenette and a large walk-in closet for storage. The full-size bathroom is accessible off of the main room, which itself features a fireplace for cozy evenings. A small entrance porch is an architectural detail to add a whimsical feel to the cottage.
3. European stone house by Family Home Plans.
This floorplan measures 976 square feet (91 square meters), although there is the option to extend it with an additional upper floor, which adds 630 square feet (59 square meters) to the plan (and the expense)! Highly modifiable, the original floorplan comes with one double bedroom, a kitchen, bathroom, living room and dining room, as well as a spacious entry porch. You can add on another bedroom and a garage to the ground floor if required.
4. Traditional brick cottage by Houseplans.
At 566 square feet (53 square meters), this property has been designed to be affordable as well as energy efficient and eco-friendly. The standard features can be incorporated in a number of layouts to modify the plans as needed. This model shows an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area ideal for entertaining, as well as a double bedroom and an additional single bedroom.
5. Stylish Mediterranean property from ePlans.
This gorgeous 972 square feet (90 square meters) property just sings of the Italian plains of Tuscany thanks to the creamy render and authentic looking terracotta tiled roof. An entrance foyer leads onto a central hallway, with open-plan living around the kitchen, living and dining areas. A fireplace bisects the space and there are storage closets and a laundry cupboard built-in. The double bedroom has access to a shower room, as well as built-in storage space for clothes.
6. South Italian-style cottage from Houseplans.
This unique property calls to mind the houses in Puglia, Italy. With its conical roof and rounded walls, it brings a contemporary feel to the rustic inspiration for the design. Measuring 968 square feet (90 square meters), it is well suited for a couple. With a large, open-plan entertaining space combining the living, dining and kitchen areas, the house can be built on a basement foundation if needed. The plans include a laundry room, entrance foyer, single bay garage and a wall of curved windows. The bedroom has spacious walk-in closets and is adjacent to the full-size bathroom.
7. Victorian style townhouse from Family Home Plans .
At 940 square feet (87 square meters), this Victorian-inspired build is smart and functional. Ideal for a couple just starting out, or downsizing, the large double bedroom has large walk-in closets and is situated right next to the full bathroom. A central entrance hallway can be modified to include stairs to a basement foundation, and leads into an open-plan kitchen and dining room space. The spacious living room features a bay window area and a cozy fireplace.