The Little House Plans Kit w/ Bonus Tools


The Little House Plans Kit has complete plans for three sturdy long-lasting houses you can build inexpensively by yourself or with the help of a friend, spouse or kids. Each of these houses can be used as a camping cabin, starter house, workshop or home office. Each can be built with a walking roof deck or with a steep pitched roof and a small loft.

The Plans kit includes construction plans for all three houses (10x14, 12x18 and 14x24) and full instructions. You can build all three. The plans include a simple to build post and pier foundation for a permanent little house. This latest version also includes details for an even easier to build skid foundation for a closer to the ground movable cabin, storage shed or playhouse - any building that won't need access to plumbing under the floor.

  • If you would like to download a scaled version of the floorplan of this smallest cabin click 10x14 cabin plan. You can also cut out some of the people and furniture on the sheet to see if you can make such a small place work for you.
  • Click HERE to see the medium sized 12'x18' floor plan.
  • Click HERE to see the larger 14'x24' floor plan.
  • Click HERE to open a window and see the step by step photos of the smaller (10'x14') cabin my two sons and I built. (We used only hand tools and a circular saw and worked on it part time over three weeks. The house was weather-tight in 11 days. We spent about $1,400 (or $10/SF) buying all construction materials new from our local lumberyard except for the used windows and doors. It has complete insulation, interior finished wood on the walls and ceiling, and a small wood stove and chimney.)
  • Click HERE to open a window and see the materials list for all three houses.

  • Each Kit contains:
    • A ten page booklet with complete building and customization instructions. Includes: How to adjust your cabin for climate & soil variations, insulated footings for cold climates, working with the building department, how to find the right builder, and lumber yard smarts for buying materials.
    • Eight pages of plans on 11x 17 sheets so they can be copied anywhere. Includes a library of window and door layouts for making your own modifications.
    • A step-by-step construction checklist for building each phase of the house.
    • A Materials List for ordering and building any of the three houses.
    • Reprint rights allowing you to make as many copies of the plans as needed.
    The kit now also includes three Bonuses:

    Bonus #1 - An Inclinometer with surveying charts. Use this historic tool to determine the slope of a hillside and layout the best driveway or trail to your house. Use it to estimate the height of trees and to locate where they might fall. (You don't want to build under storm blown trees!) You can also use it to do simple surveying such as laying out a foundation. Instructions included.

    Bonus #2 - A Solar slide rule that shows you how high in the sky the summer and winter sun is for your particular latitude. Use this with the inclinometer and you will know what trees block your winter sun and the ones that give you summer shade. Use this to decide what to cut and where to do new plantings.

    Bonus #3 - False Front option for the Little House. This western store front can be added to any of the cabin plans and gives an old in-town feel to a home office, workshop or guest outbuilding. The deck/boardwalk out front can tie back into the big house.

    Take the solar slide rule and inclinometer along with you when looking at property. It will let you see what kind of sun the property gets before you buy it.


    Update: Many folks have asked for a Little House plan layout for a 16' wide building. At our subscription sister site PlanHelp.com I have uploaded a 16x28 version of the beam and pier foundation and a template file that can be used to redesign the floorplan of this and other Little House projects. Click for how to use template plans.

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