The Big Enchilada - our most flexible small home plans kit

The Enchilada Plans can be used as a flexible small home design kit. The above house is only one possible combination. You can customize the plan layouts to fit your site and space needs.

This kit starts with the Little House plans kit and all the bonuses seen HERE. Then we have added an upgraded core house plan for the 14' x 24' house called the 14' x 24' Builder's Cottage. This building has a concrete perimeter foundation, 2x6 walls for R-21 insulation and R-30 in the roof. These construction details can also be used in the smaller building modules added for wings and extensions with the plans kit. A window and door sheet allows you to paste in these changes into the working plans.

As a final addition to this home design kit we include the Sunroom, Greenhouse & Skylight plans that lets you build inexpensive sunroom windows and skylights into the main house or additions. All of those plans are included in the Big Enchilada plans kit.

Included in this home design kit is a booklet of bonus details and special building techniques you may wish to include in your customized cottage or expanded home:

  • Details for raising the sidewall to make the loft area into a full width working bedroom or office.
  • Details for a 7' deep porch or shed roofed addition that can be extended along either of the longer sides of the house.
  • Stair details for a cottage stair to loft.
  • An easy-to-build pressure-treated wood skid foundation option for making a small building moveable. (Remember the kit includes the Little House plans, perfect for building playhouses or storage buildings.)
  • A foundation plan for a deep pier foundation. This shows you how to do the post and pier foundation in deep-freeze climates where the soil is less than ideal.
  • An easy to build low-cost on-grade skid foundation and floor system ideal for a playhouse or shed. Can make a small building movable.
  • Superinsulation techniques. How to upgrade your house to super-efficiency by using these poor man's SIP techniques.
  • Detail sheets for how to add additions (now or later) to the core house. These include perpendicular gable roofs and shed to gable roof connections. Add these to your customized plans.
  • The guide Taking your Plans to the Building Department - strategies for the bureaucratic hurdles.
  • The guide Evaluating your Soil - use this to determine which foundation type is appropriate for your specific site.
  • A guide to framing terms and the symbols and abbreviations used in building plans.
There are enough options here for just about any combination of small homestead buildings or a build-as-you-go expandable cottage (up to 14' in width). Make your own customized building plans as your project evolves. (Many people use the included Builder's Cottage plan for the building permit and core house and modify the project from there.)

All of our plans provide you with reprint rights to copy sets as you need them to build your project. All we ask is that you do not sell or give away copies of your plans.


Price: $117.88   # P006
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