You’ve probably seen this company’s ads in the back of magazines like Mother Earth News and Fine Home Building. Sheldon Designs sells a wide variety of plans for Cabins, Cottages, Barns, and Sheds. They are also open to suggestions so if you have an idea for a type of building you’d like plans for, they welcome you to suggest ideas on their website. The can also modify their designs if you need a window moved, different roof pitch, or different building materials specified.
Plans range in price from $19 for a small 8′ by 8′ shed to $237 for a 1,218 house. But they have a lot of plans under $100. Their blueprints include a foundation plan, floor plans, building sections, elevations of each side, materials list, and large scale details to give you the big picture of how everything ties together.
All plans meet CABO 1 and 2 Family Dwelling Code or the BOCA national code at the time the plans were made. Detailed plumbing and heating designs are not included and they suggest hiring local experts familiar with your local building requirements to complete these details. Andy Sheldon is an architect and has been designing small houses and farm buildings for over 25 years.
I’ve ordered a set of plans myself and when they arrive I’ll post a report on how they look. Photo credit Sheldon Designs.