Bill Builds The Tiny Solar House

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A couple of weeks ago I got some exciting news from my friend Kent Griswold that someone was building a house from one of my tiny free house plans. I’ve had a few people tell me they are planning on building one of my designs but these are the first photos of an actual house I’ve seen.

After much research Bill Brooks (Central Valley, California) chose the 8×16 Tiny Solar House because it met his needs for a rolling tiny house he could pull up to Alaska for an extended visit. He didn’t want to buy a normal travel trailer because they are not as well suited to the extreme weather as a tiny home.

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A closer look at the Sonoma Shanty tiny house plans

The Sonoma Shanty is an affordable tiny house solution that came out of a collaboration between Kent Griswold and Stephen Marshall of Little House on the Trailer. This is actually one of the projects that was born from a meet-up a few of us had last year at Jay Shafer’s place in Sebastopol, California. You can buy a kit or complete tiny house from Stephen or a set of the plans from Kent if you’d like to build it yourself. Here’s a peak at what you’ll see in the plans.

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Sonoma Shanty Tiny House Plans

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Kent Griswold and Stephen Marshall have finished up the printable plans for the Sonoma Shanty and they are available for download now, the cost is $27.00. The Sonoma Shanty is a simple 8′ by 15′ building that can be built for about $1300 in materials and is intended to be used as a tiny house, studio, home office or shed. For all the details and to purchase a set of plans just visit the Tiny House Blog plans page.

Here’s what the Sonoma Shanty plans include:

  • Foundation Plan
  • Floor Plan
  • Exterior Elevations
  • Floor Frame Plan
  • South Wall Frame Plan
  • North Wall Frame Plan
  • East Wall Frame Plan
  • Structural Section Plan
  • Roof Framing Plan
  • Perspective Plan
  • Shopping List for Shell and insulated, windowed house
  • Kit House Price List
  • Tiny House Resource List

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