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Build a Southern Farmhouse with Free Plans

Build a Southern Farmhouse with Free Plans

Download free open-source house plans, architectural drawings and design files to build your own home. The open-source plan is intended to be easy to build, even without a lot of previous construction experience. In 2015, Jay Osborne created a set of house plans for a 

Shotgun Houses and Modern Front Loaded Homes with a Lengthwise Floor Plan

Shotgun Houses and Modern Front Loaded Homes with a Lengthwise Floor Plan

What are front-loaded homes? They are narrow houses with the front on the narrow end. Many tiny houses are front-load. Often they have a front porch. The photo at the top of this page, the birthplace of Elvis Presley, is a front-loaded house with a 

12-foot Wide Barn to Tiny House Conversion

12-foot Wide Barn to Tiny House Conversion

I don’t think I have ever seen a Gambrel style roof shed converted to a home turn out as well as this one did. Styled with a distressed galvanized metal ceiling, weathered wood laminate flooring and concrete countertops, this conversion takes barn to a new 

12-foot Wide House

12-foot Wide House

Right after I wrote a post answering a question about how to come up with interior plans for a house only 12-feet wide, this house showed up on Facebook Market Place. It is a Stone Harbor Tiny Home made by Champion Home Builders. 1 Bed 

EZ Log Structures Do-It-Yourself Log Cabin Kits

EZ Log Structures Do-It-Yourself Log Cabin Kits

Have you seen these log cabin kits? This DIY log cabin has shown up a few times. This time it was on one of the Facebook garage sale sites I follow. 1 Bed 1 Bath – House $35,089 Franklin, NC We offer complete log home 

Why not Rent to Own?

Why not Rent to Own?

There are a lot of dangers to Rent to Own. Is there a safe way to rent to own? What are some other options? Scams All of the ads I have seen lately for Rent to Own are scams. It is not very hard to 

How To Design Your Tiny House Floor Plan

How To Design Your Tiny House Floor Plan

The most common request I get is for specific sized small house floor plans. It can be hard to find house plans for something small, especially something only 12-feet wide. Whether you are starting from scratch or converting a shed or container into a house, 

Three Affordable Container Homes

Three Affordable Container Homes

The Simplicity Container Home just showed up on Facebook Marketplace. 2022 Bruce Family Homes Simplicity Container Home It finally here! The tiny home on wheels we call our Simplicity model is available for you to purchase! Only $54,950! Perfect for a vacation home or could 

Home, Sweet Shipping Container

Home, Sweet Shipping Container

CBS Sunday Morning presented Home, Sweet Shipping Container, a story about shipping container homes yesterday. It wasn’t my imagination that it sounded familiar. It was originally broadcast May 22, 2022. In 2016 Zack and Brie Smithey built their dream home in St. Charles, Missouri: a 

Planning Our 2-Story Tuff Shed Garage – Counting the Costs

Planning Our 2-Story Tuff Shed Garage – Counting the Costs

We have some of the pricing for the things that are not on the Tuff Shed Build-a-Quote Configurator. Right now there is a 41% off promotion that applies to the loft, windows, house wrap, vents, and doors. I thought 41% off was pretty random, but