When converting to tiny house living it can be easy to foist stereotypes on your future home; that it'll be all one room, like a shed. That it'll be either crammed to the rafters with things or you'll have to get rid of everything you own to fit in there. That your lifestyle will have to change in undesirable ways to align with your new living situation.
None of that has to be true, though. If you fancy a studio-style property, good for you - but there are thousands of options varying from open-plan to formally divided rooms. Not to mention, options with multiple floors - just like 'big' houses. Storage is key and while a certain amount of 'things' will have to leave, you'll find you don't miss them anyway. Your lifestyle only ever has to change as much as you want it to - it's in your power.
1. Country cottage property from ePlans
An ornate and pretty cottage home measuring in at 944 square feet (88 square meters), with the plans available for purchase here. Enter through the covered porch to the living room, complete with a wood stove focal point. A kitchen / diner sits at the rear of the house with a breakfast bar looking out over the living space. There is also a pantry, a laundry cupboard and an exterior storage closet. Upstairs, two double bedrooms sit either side of a shared bathroom.
2. Two-bedroom country house from Homeplans
A cute cottage coming in at 973 square feet (90 square meters), with the plans available here. A covered porch at the entryway leads into an open-plan living and dining room, attached by a dividing wall to the kitchen. A fireplace provides a cosy scene for cooler days, while a screened porch out of the back of the house is ideal for hot days. A bedroom and full bathroom occupy the rest of the ground floor. Upstairs, the master bedroom has an ensuite and an open view past the vaulted ceilings of the living area below.
3. Contemporary home from Family Home Plans
This striking property has some serious curb appeal and measures in at 993 square feet (92 square meters). The plans can be bought here. Enter to an open-plan dining and kitchen area, set back from the living room space by the stairs. The lounge opens out onto a spacious porch, making the room flexible for family time and entertaining guests. A double bedroom with built-in closet and a shower room finish off the ground floor. Upstairs, two more double bedrooms with storage share a full bathroom.
4. Modern two-car garage and flat by Houseplans
A stylish and contemporary property coming in at 490 square feet (46 square meters) and available for purchase here. A two-bay garage occupies the ground floor, with ample room for extra storage if required. On the first floor, the home opens from a hallway with store cupboard into an open-plan kitchen, living room, and dining room. A full bathroom and double bedroom with wardrobes finish the rooms, with an open terrace for relaxing in the evening in fine weather.
5. Contemporary property with garage by ePlans
Perfect for someone with vision to design their own space, this tiny home comes in at 240 square feet (22 square meters) and the plans are available here. The ground floor utilises the space for a two-car garage, workshop area, shower room and vaulted entryway from the covered porch frontage. On the first floor, the apartment is ready to be modified in a layout that suits requirements. A huge storage space with vaulted ceiling could be an extra room if needed, while the dormer windows flood the space with natural light.
6. Victorian-style house from Homeplans
Plans for a grand Victorian-inspired property measuring 825 square feet (77 square meters) are available to be bought here. The first floor hosts a five-car garage. Enter separately from the covered front porch to climb the stairs to the open-plan living and kitchen space. A shower room and bedroom with beautiful bay window are situated at the side of the property, with lots of additional storage space.
7. Quaint country house from Family Home Plans
This delightful country cottage property measures in at 991 square feet (92 square meters) and the plans can be bought here. An open terrace at the side of the building provides a lovely outdoor area to soak up the sun. Enter to an open-plan living, dining and kitchen room. At the back of the house is a double bedroom with storage closets built-in, a bathroom, and a laundry room. On the first floor, find the master bedroom with large walk-in closet space and a separate lounge area that could be adapted into a studio space or study.
8. Elevated cabin-style home by Houseplans
A charming and original property inspired by water towers, the home measures 785 square feet (73 square meters) and the plans can be found here. The ground floor entry is accessed from the covered decking outside. An open-plan kitchen, dining and living area look out over the view of the deck. A large double bedroom, walk-in closet, and full bathroom finish the floor, with a secret entryway to the spiral staircase. Upstairs, access the tower viewing deck - ideal for an enthusiastic astrologer, or to be modified into a study space.