8×12 Tiny House – Free Plans

This set of free tiny house plans is a classic 8′ x 12′ house with a 12/12 pitched roof. The plans are 20 pages and are drawn to the same level of detail as my other tiny house plans.

The walls are framed with 2x4s and the floor and roof are framed with 2x6s. It’s shown with a shingled exterior but you could finish it off however you like. Your choice of foundations could be used too, including a trailer; although the width may slightly exceed 8 1/2 feet and some minor changes would need to be made to accomodate the wheels.

If you’ve just seen tiny houses on HGTV Design Star, this design is similar in size but a bit simpler to build than those homes as it lacks the Craftsman Style adornments you saw there. Learn more about the Tumbleweed tiny houses you saw on HGTV.

Download 8×12 Tiny House Plans (9MB)

If the idea of tiny houses and extreme downsizing are new to you, learn more by reading:





  1. I have bought some of this man’s plans and they are WELL WORTH the money, especially if you are a learn-as-you-go DIY-er who is building bit by bit upon your skill set. They are clear, easily understood, and easily executed!

  2. Thanks Shirley!

  3. G

    I bought a set of plans also and am very impressed with the designs. Can’t beat the price for a high quality easy to understand plans.

  4. Thanks Greg!

  5. G

    Thank you so much for the free plans. We all know that you do not have to offer these and I can say that it is much appreciated. I also enjoy using Sketchup to design. Do you have the 8×12 available in the warehouse? Thanks again for everything!


  6. Thanks Glenn.

    Ironically I’ve never added anything to the Sketchup warehouse. I should though. Thanks for the reminder.


  7. R

    Pdf is a broken link …page not found. Is it still available?

  8. Thanks for the heads up. I’ve fixed the link.

  9. R

    How difficult would it be to add an 8×6 loft to this cabin?

  10. S

    Love the plans however the 8×12 tiny house plans link is broken :( I’m trying to find an 8×8 up to 8×12′ plan to build a falconry mews and the pic for your 8×12 looks perfect!

  11. Thanks fro letting me know the link broke. I just fixed it and here it is for easy access: http://www.tinyhousedesign.com/free-plans/8×12%20Tiny%20House.pdf

  12. J

    Hello Micheal,
    I am interested in building a version of this house.
    How thick are the walls?
    Could this easily be modified to 7×12 on a trailer?

  13. P

    I have built a Prayer Chapel using your Tiny House plans. Fully finished out with power and music. I have pics from start to finish. This is built on a cement slab, 16″ centers for framing and put together with screws instead of nails. Outside lighting is automatic, 2 on entry and 4 landscape and one on roof where cross was added. Inside lighting is on 24/7 with 4 scounces and one hanging. 2 electrical outlets with A/C-heat pump. Wood Flooring, fully insulated. Sound system and breaker panel are mounted outside on back of building. Thank you for the plans and if you would like a set of start to finish pics please let me know and I will email to you.

  14. Sounds great! I’d love to see how it turned out! My email is email hidden; JavaScript is required. Thanks!

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