Quartz Tiny House - Free Tiny House Plans

Submitted by Ana White on Mon, 06/13/2016 - 10:14
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Free tiny house plans by ANA-WHITE.com

We built a tiny house, and love it!  And want to share our experience and plans with you so you can build one too!

Size

Our tiny house is built on a trailer 24' long and 8'6" wide (the exact trailer is a PJ Super Wide Channel B6).  Because of roof overhangs, the tiny house is slightly over width, requiring us to have a permit to transport in our state.  Regulations vary by state, so check locally before building.  

Purpose

The purpose of our tiny house is to use while working on a remote cabin.  We built it in town, and then towed it across a frozen lake during the winter, as there are no roads to the remote cabin site.  It is not a primary home for us, so does not have many ammenities as a primary home would.

We choose to keep our tiny house dry to reduce maintenance, as we have extreme cold in Alaska, and this is very common in our area.  We will be releasing additional plans that include full ammenities should someone want to build this tiny house for full time living.

Tiny House Tour

Please take a second to watch this video, with a full tour of our tiny house.  I wanted to keep the interior open and uncluttered, with practical furnishings that are easy to convert for multiple uses.  We often have 6 or more adults (and as many or more children) inside without issue.

Tiny House Plans

We are very happy to be able to share our tiny house plans with you completely free.  We do ask that if you build, please share your experience, negative or positive, to help others in their building decisions.  And a photo or two is always appreciated!

DOWNLOAD TINY HOUSE PLANS

 

 

Modified Floor Plans

Since so many of you have requested, I have created an additional floor plan with a bathroom included.  

I tried to keep the balanced look on the front side by dividing up the main window into three smaller windows.  This is also good for transport, as wider windows weaken walls laterally.

On the inside, the smaller windows are well placed for a sink, stove, and over a possible desk or table.  

This plans are now available for free download.  Enjoy.

I also have shared the sketchup model for the orginal Quartz Model tiny house, which includes all framing, that you can download and modify away.

You can click on the model above and orbit around.  Once you download the model, you will be able to view my model in layers, for example, front wall layer, or all wall layers.  Enjoy and do something awesome with it!

 

 

Tiny House How-To Video Series

We put together a series of videos on YouTube showing all of our steps in building this tiny house.  This is the playlist of all the videos, please watch before you build.

We are doing our best to answer questions, please help us out if there is something you can answer in comments, both on the videos and in the project plans.  

 

Interior Projects

We hope you love the interior of the tiny house as much as we do!

It is suprisingly big!

We've share all of the plans so you can build these projects too!

 

 

Source List

We don't have alot of shopping up here in Alaska, so pretty much everything you see is from Amazon, Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, Walmart, and Fred Meyer (a supercenter store in the Northwest/Alaska regions).

 

Thanks so much for being part of our tiny house video series!  Enjoy and pass the love on!

XO Ana

 

These plans have not been reviewed by a licensed engineer and/or architect. Ana-White.com or any affiliates do not represent or imply itself to be a licensed engineer and/or a licensed architect. Use at your own risk.  By using these plans, you agree to not hold publisher or any affiliates liable for any loss, injury or damage.  For personal use only.  Attribution - credit is required.

 

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Comments

TrentKloppenburg

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 12:13

Ana,

Have you uploaded the plans for the Quartz Tiny House that has the shower/composting toilet option on the floor plan? Please let me know! I am so excited to get started building this Tiny House!

Cheers,
Trent

jaqsful

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 17:11

Hey guys - great build on the Tiny House. I've searched high and low to try to find something relating to how much materials cost was for you.... are you sharing that info? Also, man-hours? Thanks much!

suomynonA

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 20:38

While I'm very grateful for the free design plans, the design you created doesn't seem to maximize use of space. The whole thing feels very temporary. If I were recreating this, I would have stairs, with each stair being a storage drawer. Also would get rid of the full-size mattress, and the queen size mattress, make the loft the main sleeping area (since heat rises, loft would be slightly warmer), turn the area under the loft into something like maybe a computer room or a walk-in closet. I would also use the ceiling space for shelves. 

 

There's so much you could do with it, so much you can pack into such a tiny home, but instead your original plans had a kitchen table with 4 seats, a full size mattress, a queen size mattress, a loft, and that white chair that served no purpose. There was too much seating/bedding.

Pam the Goatherd

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 07:46

They built their tiny house to suit the uses they had for it.  Ana explained early on that the main reason for their their moveable tiny house was to take it around to various construction sites where they would be working and it needed lots of seating to accommodate television crews while they eat and work on their laptops.  They also need lots of bed space for themselves, their children, and guests.
Ana always gives us basic instructions for building that also allow for adaptations to our particular circumstances.  Feel free to adapt the plans to fit your needs.

HandyMam

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 09:14

I may be too ambitious... BUT I really want to build your tiny house!! (Full emmenities version) what was your total cost for this build? Trailer included? At least a ball park approximation? Thanks Ana!

yvonjack

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 17:13

Was so excited to see your tiny house. I know you guys built it for practical reasons. It served a need you had. And then you decided to share it with the larger community, but I'm so glad you did.

 There is so much to celebrate about the tiny house movement. Its inventive and ingenious use of space being chief among them.  It seems that the homes I've seen most celebrated though clearly only work for an individual or a couple.

While these homes are beautiful, remarkable, and stylish, it seems more of a challenge to see what can be done to accommodate a family in small quarters.  I have spent a great deal of my adult life living in one bedroom apartments of around 352-400 square feet.  It may be a challenge to suddenly have only 160-200 square feet, but nothing akin to the challenge of 200 square feet and 3 additional people.

 

You have succeeded admirably, creating a space, where I dare say many would prefer to be. Comfortable sleeping quarters.  Comfortable Living Room.   Family dining.  Office and schoolwork space.  Inviting play space for the kiddos when the outdoors just isn't right (too cold/too rainy).  You've provoked my imagination and, I hope, the imagination of many others about what is possible for families living tiny.

 

Thank you.

twhitney

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 09:12

I'm interested in possibly building the quartz tiny house. Could you give me an estimated cost or your cost for building this tiny house. Thanks.