This is where we have linked to a selection of what we consider the most useful, current and comprehensive D.I.Y. resources for prospective tiny house builders including our new [e]book. Whether you are designing your own home or purchasing plans, the following resources provide invaluable and organized design and construction information as well as D.I.Y. motivation that can be applied to any tiny house build. We will start this list off with our very own, just released floor plans & [e]book!
145 page digital e-book available for immediate download: $15.00
“A comprehensive and candid look at one couples journey through the design and construction of their 24’ modern tiny house. Having minimal construction experience, a desire to learn and a passion for adventure, the nurse and architect team of Samantha and Robert share the successes and failures experienced during their 18 month do-it-yourself endeavor aptly referred to as, SHED.
Using meticulous photographic documentation and authentic musings the reader is privy to every step of the design+build process and are introduced to the whys and how’s of their more unique decisions, including the implementation of continuous exterior insulation on a 2×3 structure and giving up 24 square feet of living space for a ‘gear room.’
Robert and Samantha will walk you through the intricate process and shed light on their own inspirations and motivations that have led to a vibrant existence living full time in their 204 square foot tiny house on wheels in Washington state. They continue to share their version of the ‘tiny life’ through an adventurous perspective on SHEDsistence.com.”
24′ long. 8.5′ wide. 13.5′ tall. 9,930 lbs. $30,000.00 material cost. 14 months (weekends)
Below is a video showing a time lapse of our construction process that the book talks about and we have shared some example pages spreads pulled directly from our book below the video:
Example page spreads from our e-book:
Macy Miller’s Mini-Motives D.I.Y. Tiny House resources:
Say that three times fast!:) We are proud to call Macy a friend and gigantic inspiration of ours. After all, it was an in-person visit to pick her brain in Boise, ID that gave us the final boost of confidence to take on this project. Macy designed and built her own, iconic tiny house that she has been living in full time for 3 years now with her partner, two young children and Great Dane. Macy is a huge proponent of D.I.Y. tiny house projects and has provided some fantastic resources that are very helpful for prospective D.I.Y. builders. These resources including her own e-book, a very helpful set of e-courses and an extremely detailed building plan package that is full of 3-dimensional colored graphics and intricate peal away sections showing valuable construction procedures and systems design (like plumbing and propane piping) applicable to most tiny house builds.
For more information on Macy’s e-Book, e-courses and building plans, please click HERE!
Andrew and Gabriella’s D.I.Y. hOMe resources:
Andrew and Gabrielle are two of the driving forces behind the D.I.Y.tiny house movement and were a valuable source of information for our personal build thanks to enlightening discussions and extensive blog content on their website. If you don’t recognize their names, you will recognize their hOMe and they offer an excellent D.I.Y construction ‘how to’ DVD video series as well as their quality tiny house floor plans that have been used as the base design for too many beautiful tiny homes to count since releasing them a couple years back. Those Building plans are also supplemented with a lot of extra information, including a meticulously compiled material list, tool list and 3D sketch-up model!
Products and Appliances seen in our tiny house:
We get a lot of questions about particular appliances and products that people see in our home so we have listed and linked to a few of the more asked about items:
Composting Toilet: Separett Villa 9200 Composting Toilet
Mini-Split heating/cooling: 9000 BTU Pioneer Ductless Mini-Split (Heating & Cooling)
Propane Tankless Water Heater: Eccotemp FVI-12-LP High Capacity Propane Tankless Water Heater
Bathroom Vent Fan: Broan 688 Ceiling and Wall Mount Fan, 50 CFM 4.0 Sones, White Plastic Grille
LED Cable Lights: Tech Lighting K-corum LED light
Kitchen Sink: IKEA Bredskar Single Bowl Sink
Kitchen Faucet:IKEA Ringskar Single Lever Faucet
Bathroom Sink: IKEA Lillangen sink
Bathroom Faucet: IKEA Dalskar Bath Faucent
Bathroom LED Integrated mirror/medicine cabinet: IKEA Storjorm Mirror Cabinet
Mattress: IKEA 7″ Matrand Memory foam mattress