Tiny Starter Home

Mark Clipsham, Architect

This project has the same footprint as the Grain Bin Cabin but only one floor is developed, with the option of a half floor second story for peace of mind and expansion space. Perfect for a young couple, college student or people that just don’t need or want that much stuff or expense. It could be built as a rental unit (long or short term) or as part of an events center – it can be stacked as well. Low initial investment potential that can be upgraded as desired or high end from the start with less square footage to afford. It could be used to provide a residence to live in while a main house is being built and then serve as a guest house or income. A small thru wall heating/cooling unit will suffice in most any climate. Maintenance free for 70 years (a little pressure washing every couple years if it’s dusty). Designed as a thermally broken, slab on grade, but many alternatives are possible as well.

First floor 346 SF; Second floor (optional) 346 SF

Floor Plans

Mark is offering 3 hours of consulting time with the basic cost of this plan, and this can be done before you receive the plans so that it is possible to have some custom alterations made. With this offer you can get custom plans for the price of ordinary stock plans! The system is versatile, flexible and often interchangeable between designs, so that you can mix and match; please review other plans offered for amenities and features you may want to include in your design. You can find Mark's other plans listed under his biography.

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These plans include all plans, sections, elevations, details, etc. that are appropriate for this plan package. Three hours of consultation with the architect is included.


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