One-story 20' x 30' Cottage
This is simple to build one level cottage. It has
8' sidewalls built with a sturdy 2x6 framing system. The roof pitch can
be adjusted for different climates (it is shown as 10:12 in the
elevations). There are three different foundation plans you can
use: concrete perimeter crawlspace, slab on grade (2 versions
different climates) and the easy to build post and pier foundation.
Each is on a separate blueprint sheet as you will use only one of the
Above is interior view for a
roof with open "timber truss collar ties". This roof is actually built
as a standard rafter framed roof with beefed up collar ties every 4'.
They are built from standard 2x lumber so there is no special carpentry
skills needed. These heavy looking "timber trusses" are great for
hanging fixtures such as fans and lights. Full details for how to build
this are included.
Here is the detailed
floorplan for the 20' wide by 30' long layout. The bedroom and bath has
standard attic trusses for a flat ceiling. A pull down stair can
provide access to attic storage. The Family room can have cathedral
trusses or the exposed rafter ties shown above.
This floorplan can be easily
modified since interior walls do not carry loads. At our membership
sister site, PlanHelp.com,
you can download a template file that will allow you to modify and
reprint the floorplan and elevations to scale. These customized
drawings can then be pasted back into your paper plans for submittal to
builder and building department. To use these template files you will
need to purchase an inexpensive home design program. The floorplan and
perspective drawings shown here were produced with this program. Click
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There are many floor plan
layouts that are
easy and inexpensive to build with this basic 20' wide footprint. Here
smaller kitchen hugs the wall and leaves the large interior open. This
would be great for a studio type house. For a workshop or home office
you might eliminate the kitchen altogether.
Here is a view of the
floorplan layout with a full sized kitchen and dining area. In this
view the roof has been framed with flat bottomed trusses. There is a
simple to modify truss layout plan where you can make your choices for
the roof layout.
shown in these drawings, the plan set also comes with porch layouts and
details allowing you to design an 8' deep hip roofed gable end
porch or a shed roofed side porch that can wrap
sides. This porch system is very adaptable and allows for flexible
indoor/outdoor living space. With some modificaiton owners can even
enclose part of the porch area for more interior living area.
The cottage above used this plan and was built
with beveled siding and an
open interior layout. The story of this interesting house can
Plans also include an electrical plan and plumbing layouts, two options
for heating and cooling and two different locations for the hot water
tank (electric or gas). Most people will not require a mechanical room.
for a view of the front and rear elevations.
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(a materials list is available for this plan - P009-B)
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