Thanks to tiny houses, people no longer have to spend short weekend trips and vacations in tents or motels. At a reasonably affordable price, one could have a tiny house designed, built, and furnished in no time at all. Like the name implies, these buildings are tiny compared to regular ones. This means they can be set up in the shortest time possible, in some cases, less than a week!

The fact that they are tiny doesn’t mean you’d have to squat to move around in them. What however means is that you won’t have as much space as you typically would in a full-sized house. But not to worry, what they lack in space can be made up for in design. We have several tiny house designs that you can choose from. You are sure to find something that will fit your needs and preference.

These compact structures are fitted with all the basic amenities like toilet, bathroom, kitchen, and bedroom. You basically have everything you would expect to find in a home.


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Modern Tiny House Plans

Unlike when small houses were newly invented, these days, modern tiny house plans have gotten incredibly sophisticated. This is to match the current needs, style, and preferences of consumers. Plans are so detailed that even drapes, blinds, and the type of flooring to utilize are carefully thought out.

Just as adequate planning is essential to build a regular-sized house, tiny houses also require a similar level of careful preparation. This is necessary to get the best result. Usually, this stage takes the longest time as everything needs to be put in place before commencing construction. Once planning is done, you could have your little vacation home ready in as little as a week’s time.

During planning, a lot of things are deliberated upon by the home-owner and the builder. These include types of material to use, the size of the various rooms, and the tiny houses’ layout. Other intricate details are also planned so that the house meets the client’s needs while being safe for inhabitation.

Building Materials for Tiny House Plans

Tiny House Exterior

Lumber and steel studs are the most common materials used for the exterior of these small structures. Steel studs are the more expensive option costing around $5-$10 per sq. ft. because they are lighter and stronger than wood. Compared to lumber, steel studs are more difficult to construct and this may reflect in a builder’s charge. However, if money is not an issue, you should definitely choose this option.

Lumber should be the choice for folks who are on a budget. This would be a cost-effective method for framing the exterior of their little home. Typically, the cost of obtaining a sq. ft. of lumber is between $1 and $5; way cheaper than steel studs. That said, wood framings are heavier and should be considered if you plan on building the house on a trailer.

Still on weight, although all wood types will weigh significantly more than steel, there will be differences even with wood. For example fir, pine, and spruce wood will be lighter than some other. For siding, you may want to go with cypress or cedar as these are water-resistant and therefore more durable.

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Tiny House Interior

There are three common materials used for the interiors of these little homes. They are birch plywood, dry wall, and honeycomb aluminum panels. The honeycomb aluminum panels are the most expensive option because they are lightweight and more structurally stable. If you decide to go for aluminum panels, expect to pay between $20 and $100 per sq. ft.

Although dry wall is more common, it isn’t suitable for tiny homes on wheels as they are susceptible to cracks. Drywall is cheaper than aluminum panels but costs more than plywood. The price per panel ranges from $12 to $90 depending on its quality.

The birch plywood is the most affordable option and widely used because of the woody finish it gives to the home. Aside from being used for the interior walls, they can also be used for flooring and cabinetry. For a 4×8 (pronounced 4 by 8) sheet, price maxes at around $70.


Most roofing materials for full-sized homes can be used. However, asphalt shingles, steel roofing panels, and solar shingles are the more commonly used ones. Solar shingles are very practical as they both protect the interior of the home from the elements and supply energy to the home. They are heavy and because of their dual functionality, can be very expensive when compared to other options. Per sq. ft. customers should expect to pay as much as $25.

Asphalt shingles are less expensive and will get the job done. That said, they aren’t suitable for mobile tiny houses since they can easily be blown off by wind. The last option is the best and most suitable of them all. We’re talking about steel roofing panels which can withstand corrosion since they are galvanized.

Though lightweight, they are durable and can withstand just about anything the wild throws at them. This includes fire, mold, wind, snow, rain, and mildew. These sheets also offer many color options and are easy to install. Steel roofing panels cost between $1 and $5.50.

Tiny House Designs

For building constructions, design types available are practically limitless. The same is the case with tiny house plans. From simple one-bedroom designs to the more accommodating single-floor designs, consumers have a wide range of options.

Designs are often enhanced with modern elegant lighting that elevates the overall look and feel of the home. These little homes can be designed to fit just about any taste and can serve a variety of functions. For instance, when it isn’t being used for a vacation or a weekend by the lake, it can be a guest house.

With these tiny houses, design possibilities are endless. A client can choose from a wide range of pre-made designs or opt to have a new one drawn from scratch for them. Appliances and features can be custom made to the exact taste of the client for maximum satisfaction.

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Tiny House Floor Plans

Tiny home floor plans are usually pretty straight forward. Having an open floor plan gives the small space the illusion of space. With such a floor plan, you can also plan your furniture and décor placement a lot easier.

It’s impractical to use materials like marble, hardwood, slate, and tile as they are too heavy and bulky to be moved around. In most cases, vinyl flooring is preferred for houses like these because they are lighter than other flooring alternatives. Aside from this, they are also easy to clean, and water-resistant. The combination of these factors, coupled with the fact that vinyl is very durable having a lifespan of up to 20 years, makes it the best choice.

Compared to cork or laminate, on average, vinyl flooring is less expensive. They are also easy to maintain and could even be made to mimic the look of more expensive materials such as marble and hardwood.

That said, customers should also consider the type of furniture that will be placed in the house. They should ensure their stands won’t pose a threat to the type of flooring they choose to go for.

Whether or not this building project will be successful will depend on the plan. You should therefore ensure you have the right plan before commencing any kind of building project. Thankfully, we’ve got your fully covered on this.