983 sf - easy to build one story home plan
Click here or image for a printable plan (Have your printer set to "Landscape")
View from the LR looking towards kitchen. Sloped ceiling above.
Image from the bedroom side
easy to build Cottage House can be built on either a
slab or crawlspace foundation (both fondation plans are included). The
roof is trussed with a sloped
cathedral section over the Living Room. Optional skylights fit between
the trusses and bring in extra light to the center of the house.
All interior walls are non-load bearing so the interior can be revised as needed. The addition wing could easily be reflected on the other side of the cottage for a large family room or sunroom/dining room.
The plans have the structural information needed for building permits and contractor bids. The roof is built with inexpensive lightweight trusses engineered to your local requirements and these can often be delivered to the tops of the walls. Plans include electrical layouts and plumbing fixture locations.
This home is designed to be sun tempered and well insulated. The walls are 2x6 @ 24" o/c and the insulation is R-21. The trusses are "energy" trusses for R-38 ceiling insulation all the way to the outside wall. The plans include easy to change window and door layouts for customizing the layout for your site and climate. The slab floor option includes insulated thermal mass that can be used for sun warmed floors and lower heating bills. Information is included for a radiant floor heating system using a small gas water heater.
Included with the
drawings are additional upgraded
details (items not required for permit) — interior and
exterior trim options, window hoods, and a craftsman style upgrade to
the porch. The Plans kit includes a Project Planner for
customizing you plans and getting the best prices from builders and
subcontractors, and a Building Department Strategy Checklist for
smoothing the sometimes tricky process of getting your permits.
Click HERE to see photos of a similar house including the way it was built and what it cost.