We all want to put our own stamp on the world; leave a mark. That's part of the reason we want to build our own houses in the first place. But what if you could go one step further? What if you could design the house you want as well, without having to become a fully-fledged architect yourself?
Well, let the dream become the reality as sites specializing in house plans often now offer customizable designs their in-house architects and engineers can modify to suit your specifications. Enter the world of the custom tiny house.
1. Log cabin house plan from Family Home Plans
This property is only for someone truly committed to living the tiny house life. The plans are available to purchase here, and the house measures in at 201 square feet (19 square meters). Simplicity rules in this plan, with a single open room and a raised loft space for sleeping. A covered porch area provides a place to sit and enjoy the view and good weather. You can chat with the website's ReDesign team to discuss modifications before you buy.
2. Contemporary Cabin plans by Houseplans
Coming in at 640 square feet (59 square meters), the plans for this design are available for purchase here. The modern style encompasses a large open deck with closed storage options, an open-plan living, kitchen and dining area with a utility room off of the side. The main bedroom comprises built-in storage, a murphy bed, and a bunk and is situated next to the shared bathroom. A flexible-use room can provide extra sleeping space, or be used as an office or playroom.
3. Beach-style cabin plans by Family Home Plans
This great beach cabin measures 324 square feet (30 square meters) and the plans can be bought here. The modifiable design has been well-thought out, with three separate decking areas to drink in the outdoor views. A mudroom and a shared shower room at the entryway helps to keep nature outdoors, while the open-plan living, kitchen, dining area also hosts a built-in murphy bed for guests. A curtain provides a privacy screen to the main bedroom or you could consider using the space as a study.
4. Modern property plans from Houseplans
Coming in at 860 square feet (80 square meters), with the plans available to buy here, this property is ideal for a couple just starting out. With a large chill deck across the entire length of the house, there's lots of space to stretch out. The open-plan living, dining, and kitchen area look out over the deck, with a bathroom and guest bedroom to one side. At the end, the master bedroom with ensuite and a walk-in closet have a more private access to the deck.
5. Contemporary home from ePlans
A study of symmetry, this house measures in at 992 square feet (92 square meters) and the plans can be purchased here. With two floors, the ground level is a spacious garage with storage space and a downstairs toilet. Upstairs, the open-plan living, kitchen and dining room occupies the entire front of the property, with lots of windows for light. Two twin / double bedrooms with built-in closets and private sun decks flank the shared toilet and separate shower rooms at the back of the house, with a utility room also in place for your convenience.
6. Country cabin property from Houseplans
This property measures 780 square feet (72 square meters) and the plans are available for purchase here. An attractive building with modifiable features, the basic framework includes a wrap-around covered deck on the ground-floor level. An open-plan kitchen and breakfast nook also lead into a cozy living area with a fireplace focal point. A toilet, a storage closet, and a staircase takes up the back portion of the lower floor. On the first floor, the double bedroom has built-in closets and a full bathroom.
7. Cabin-style property from Family Home Plans
This small cabin home comes in at 204 square feet (19 square meters) and the plans can be purchased here. The basic layout is simple and efficient, and can be adapted to your needs. Enter from a decking area with built-in log storage space. A mudroom and shower allow you to wash away the great outdoors before setting foot inside the house properly. The open-plan kitchen and living room area are divided by a built-in table to be used for dining or extra preparation space. A log burner heats the space and adds a cozy vibe, while a second deck at the back of the house is great for sunny evenings.
8. Contemporary beach home from Houseplans
Coming in at 399 square feet (37 square meters), the plans for this home can be bought here. A Californian-style beach house, a large patio with a trellis perfect for draping with plants surrounds the property. An open-plan living, dining and kitchen space lead outside with ease, making the space perfect for entertaining and enjoying the good weather. A double bedroom occupies the end of the house, with built-in closet and access to the bathroom and utility cupboard.