Tiny Homes

Tiny Homes

In popular vernacular, the term Tiny House has been used to describe everything from the original tiny house by Henry David Thoreau and Jay Shafer’s Tumbleweed Tiny Houses to almost any house under about 1,000 sq. ft in size.

In this style section we are using the term Tiny House to include home designs that are not necessarily portable as the Tumbleweed original houses were, but are efficient, using space and resources smartly and with a minimum of square footage to accomplish the goals of the end user.  Smaller sq. footage means a smaller carbon footprint, smaller utility costs, lower taxes, less maintenance, less headaches, and more free energy and attention for the things in life that are most meaningful to you. It is a philosophy that was identified first and most publicly by Sara Susanka’s “Not So Big” Movement.  Not so Big, and Tiny Houses are a clarion call to sanity and responsibility  in home ownership as opposed to the “Bigger is Better” mentality that the consumer ego was long fascinated with .

The  homes in this collection, while they may not meet the Websters or Wikipedia definition of “Tiny House” do in fact all have qualities, sizes and successful execution of the financially conservative, maximization of free energy  along with reduced carbon footprint goals that are the heart of the movement.

We hope you find something here that will work for your life and goals.

 

 

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This is a very carefully considered, and well designed small modern house plan, that has all the essentials along with a great deal of style!

Unlike other tiny homes, this one doesn’t feel small! Step inside and you will find the kitchen, great room and 1/2 bath on the main floor. Head upstairs and there’s plenty of space because the entire upper floor is vaulted with clerestory windows, exposed roof beams, and a decked ceiling. There’s also a full bathroom with a shower and washer/dryer combination in the master closet.

At 502 square feet, and a total of 1.5 bathrooms, this modern home design offers all of the the functionality that you’ve been searching for. Besides building it as a tiny home, it can also be used as a studio, vacation home, primary residence, in-law suite, or deluxe rental property in any location nationwide.

At Mark Stewart Home Design, we are thrilled to bring you this unique and cutting edge house plan. Besides this home plan, you can also use our website to search for Bungalows, Craftsman Homes, Lodge Style Plans and Tuscan House Plans too! To learn more about this house plan call us at (503) 701-4888 or use the contact form on our website to contact us today!

Sq Ft: 502Width: 16Depth: 18Stories: 2Master Suite: Main FloorBathrooms: 1.5

rustic home
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Cozy, Skinny Rustic Home

This rustic home captures all of the charm and style of a large farmhouse and presents it in a compact, easy to build package. At just under 800 square feet, it’s a great option for the single person or couple that knows exactly what they need from their home. However, that isn’t to say that it doesn’t have plenty of great, flexible features.

Approaching the home, you’ll see the large bank of windows that look out of the great room. Just to the left is the entry, which puts you right in the great room. Once inside the home, you’ll get a real sense for how much bigger this home lives than the square footage would make you think. With a vaulted ceiling, adjoining dining room, fireplace, and folding door access to the outdoor living space, it’ll feel like you’re in a much larger home. Just off of the great room is a lovely den, something not often found in homes of this size.

The kitchen is fully featured and includes an island/bar for more informal dining. Tons of counter space, thoughtful appliance placement, and natural light make this kitchen a surefire winner. A full bathroom lies just beyond the kitchen, and even includes hookups for stackable appliances. Just past the bathroom is the vaulted bedroom. This is a really special bedroom; you’ll get a fireplace, a vaulted ceiling, a walk-in closet, and last but not least, separate access to the covered outdoor space. Rounding out the floor plan is a large outdoor storage closet, perfect for landscaping equipment, outdoor furniture, or anything else you might need a little extra space for.

 

We can make modifications to any of our house plans, just reach out via our contact page with any questions. Click here to view more of our rustic homes.

Sq Ft: 791Width: 30Depth: 36Stories: 1Master Suite: Main FloorBedrooms: 1Bathrooms: 1

Farmhouse Studio
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Farmhouse Studio with Garage

We’ve taken all of the appeal and charm of the classic farmhouse and distilled it down into a studio plan that will fit on tons of lots. With this plan you get a compact yet flexible design that affords you either an additional rental on your property, a primary residence (with the addition of a kitchen), an art studio, a gym, or anything else you can imagine.

A large two car garage with extra depth adds room for a project area or extra storage, and a staircase to the right of the garage will take you up to the studio/loft. Here is where you can really let your imagination run wild. There is a very sizable storage closet just near the main door, as well as a full bathroom and room to build out a kitchen if you’d like.

The sky is the limit with this compact design! If you have any questions or would like to make modifications to this home, reach out via our contact page here.

Sq Ft: 1,562Width: 28Depth: 30Stories: 2Bathrooms: 1

skinny modern
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A Skinny Modern Masterpiece

So often people are forced to sacrifice functionality in order to fit a home onto a narrow lot. We take pride in our ability to create elegant, very functional floor plans that fit on lots of all sizes. This skinny modern design boasts stylish shed roof style, three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and a delightful open main floor.

Speaking of the main floor, let’s take a brief tour through this beautiful home. When you enter the front door, you’ll see before you a long, open concept living core that starts with the great room, progresses through the dining room, and then on into the kitchen. We’ve given this home a U-shaped kitchen that supports the open feel while still maximizing usable kitchen space. This can often be a huge hurdle in a narrow home. Rounding out the main floor, we have a powder room just next to the staircase and a single car garage.

As you head to the upper floor, you’ll arrive at the third bedroom, along with a hallway that gives access to the utility closet on the left, the second bedroom, a full bath, and, last but not least, the master suite. We’ve created a master bedroom that gets a boatload of natural light from the front of the home. A total of 5 windows on the front and side of the home make your master suite light and inviting. The master bathroom has all the necessary trappings: a private toilet, his and hers sinks, and a full size shower and a walk-in closet much bigger than is usually found in a skinny modern home of this size.

We can make modifications to any of our house plans, just write to us through via our contact page with any questions you have!

Sq Ft: 1,251Width: 23Depth: 35Stories: 2Master Suite: Upper FloorBedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2.5

one story modern
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One Story Modern Home Sized Just Right

If you’re one of the many looking to get away from the hassle of a large home, this may just be the house plan for you. Complete Freedom is one story modern home design that gives you exactly that: complete freedom to not worry about cleaning your home and accumulating clutter. With only 670 square feet to worry about, you’ll be able to spend more time doing the things you love and less time worrying about home maintenance.

Entering through the kitchen, you’ll find yourself right in front of the master bedroom and the full bath. A fully featured kitchen escorts you through to the great room. A modest peninsula counter offers an informal option for dining, with space behind for a smaller dining set if so desired. Folding doors give way to the rear covered porch, shown here with a pool to take full advantage of the backyard space. In addition to the master bedroom, this plan also includes a small second bedroom just off the great room, perfect for a creative space, office, or guests. The utility closet is easily accessed via an exterior door right next to the entry.

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Sq Ft: 670Width: 47.7Depth: 30Stories: 1Master Suite: Main FloorBedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 1

Mercury Shed Roof House Plan
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This shed roof small house plan offers huge living in under 650 square feet. Mercury has all of the curb appeal of a much larger modern home in a compact package that can fit on a huge variety of lots.

The built in eating bar in the kitchen offers excellent dining and cooking flexibility. The media wall in the great room holds all your electronics as well as having enough room for a large television. With the Mercury small home design there is enough room for two gathering spaces or a large dining room table in place of the sectional shown here. The kitchen itself has more than enough storage space. Bunk beds are tucked behind a barn-doored sleeping area. The master bedroom of this modern small home plan is completely outfitted with built in storage, closets and cabinets as well as a king sized bed. The bathroom is tucked privately around the corner.  Note the large covered outdoor living area out the back door.  All mechanical is under roof in its own mechanical room. Washer and dryer stack in the bathroom.

To learn more about this unique house plan call us at (503) 701-4888 or use the contact form on our website to contact us today!

Sq Ft: 640Width: 32Depth: 26Stories: 1Master Suite: Main FloorBedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 1

barn plan
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The Magnificent Rustic  Farmhouse with Everything You Need

Farm 640 Heritage FarmhouseWe are very proud to present “Farm 640-Heritage,” a farmhouse with an unbelievably stylish exterior and a supremely livable and easily maintained floor plan, all coming in under 1000 square feet. The first thing you’ll notice about this home are the two grand covered outdoor spaces, the likes of which are rarely found on a home under 1000 square feet.

The front porch has plenty of room to set up seating or even a bistro set, while the rear living area has a dramatic ceiling, folding door access, and tons of room to relax, grill, and entertain. This modern home plan is perfectly suited to take advantage of both front and rear view lots.

Moving to the interior of the home, you’ll find that everything has been thoughtfully placed to maximize comfort, livability, and privacy. The front entry opens into a sensible foyer with a coat closet and small bench, and quickly opens up into the grand core living space. Thanks to the unique roof line, the great room, dining room, and kitchen are brilliantly enhanced by tall, open ceilings.

The L-shaped kitchen comes with plenty of counter space and a large island not often found in a home of this size. A smaller living room sits off to the side, with a corner fireplace and access to the second bedroom, a full bath, and the two car garage, something also not often found in a Modern Farmhouse Design under 1000 square feet.

The second bedroom occupies its own private corner of the home, and has a sizable closet and plenty of natural light. The master suite comprises the left side of the home, and has corner access just off of the foyer. It has its own access to the rear outdoor living area, as well as a sensible walk-in closet, and bathroom with his and hers sinks and a large shower/tub.

This home sits in the sweet spot for livability, comfort, and maintainability. Spaces are not too big, yet there is room for everything you need. Complete with its array of deluxe features, we think you simply can’t go wrong with this charming farmhouse. Tiny Home living with Maximum Farmhouse Style!

 

Sq Ft: 986Width: 57.5Depth: 38.4Stories: 1Master Suite: Main FloorBedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 2

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Small House Plan with Infinite Flexibility

Basica Urban Modern Studio House PlanThis 473 square foot Modern Small House Plan has endless potential! It can be used as a casita, Airbnb, office or tiny home that you can rent out and generate income from during your retirement. What’s great about this Small House Plan design is that everything is on the main floor including the kitchen and living area which if you add a sleeper sofa, it could also be used as a bedroom area as well. To learn more about this Basica Urban Plan call us at (503) 701-4888 or use the contact form on our website to contact us today!

Sq Ft: 473Width: 35.3Depth: 14Stories: 1

Baker Creek ADU
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ADU House Plan with Farmhouse Charm

This Modern Farmhouse ADU is 462 square feet and originally accompanied a larger home, but we’ve also decided to offer it separately. The exterior is all modern farmhouse, and the floor plan is perfect for a shop, studio, or even permanent residence. There is a full bath, bedroom with private porch, and an eat in kitchen with full set of appliances. The strong trend to downsize will not stop anytime soon.

 

Anyone looking to place a minimum footprint on the environment can appreciate this classic example of downsizing.  The Baker Mini House plan also offers a particularly carefully value engineered structure that will over perform in the energy conservation department and come in under budget. WE HAVE A 900 SQ. FT TWO BEDROOM VERSION OF THIS PLAN AS WELL. ASK FOR DETAILS IF INTERESTED.

Besides this great design you can also view so many more on our website including craftsman, bungalow, cottage and modern designs as well!

To learn more about this house plan call us at (503) 701-4888 or use the contact form on our website to contact us today!

Sq Ft: 462Width: 21Depth: 22Stories: 1Master Suite: Main FloorBedrooms: 1Bathrooms: 1

Jupiter Cabin House Plan
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Lodge Living in a Small Cabin House Plan under 650 Square Feet

Jupiter Cabin House Plan

This cozy cabin small house plan offers huge living in under 650 square feet. The built in eating bar in the kitchen offers excellent dining and cooking flexibility. The modern media wall in the great room holds all your electronics as well as having enough room for a large tv. There is enough room for two gathering spaces or a large dining room table in place of the sectional shown here. The kitchen itself has more than enough storage space. Bunk beds are tucked behind a barn-doored sleeping area. The master bedroom is completely outfitted with built in storage, closets and cabinets as well as a king sized bed. The bathroom is tucked privately around the corner. Note the large covered outdoor living area out the back door, which is uncommon with most small house plans. All mechanical is under roof in its own mechanical room. Washer and Dryer stack in the bathroom. Jupiter is ultra flexible, and offers everything you need and nothing you don’t. Lodge styling in a modern, compact package.

To learn more about this house plan call us at (503) 701-4888 or use the contact form on our website to contact us today!

Sq Ft: 640Width: 32Depth: 26Stories: 1Master Suite: Main FloorBedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 1

Berd Barnhouse
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Barnhouse on a Budget

Berd BarnhouseAt just under 1000 square feet, this modern barnhouse is the perfect addition to an existing property as a guest house, studio, or even primary residence. The entrance to the home opens straight into the great room, and just to the left you’ll find an L-shaped kitchen.

Behind the kitchen there are washer/dryer hookups, a half bath, and a pantry. Head up the stairs and you arrive at the large bedroom suite, complete with vaulted ceiling, extensive built in storage, two walk-in closets, and a full bath. The country/farmhouse charm is sure to make this home a winner for many years to come.

Sq Ft: 981Width: 20.5Depth: 30.9Stories: 2Master Suite: Upper FloorBedrooms: 1Bathrooms: 1.5

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This small modern house plan with a two-car garage is able to serve multiple purposes over the years. It can serve as a guest house or even quarters for an at-home adult child, friend, or roommate. The upper floor could be used for a modern studio or home business center. The bottom floor is a two-car garage perfect for vehicles, toys, or even storage. Many people see this Black Pear Sunset as a perfect addition to their property, offering numerous options including a home business, onsite full-time rental or Air B&B destination. This Home has captured the imagination of scores of savvy homeowners in the United States and Canada over the recent past and shows every sign of continuing to provide a cutting edge solution for second homeowners as well as those seeking smart additional quarters on their existing property.

The exciting modern style of The Black Pearl Sunset house plan is certain to make a lasting impression on all who experience her. It is a primary example of the Modern Minimalist movement.

“Mark Stewart Modern Design will always include crisp, sharp geometry and almost always will be accompanied by warm material use that creates a dynamic tension and contrast that is always energetic and comfortable at the same time. We have produced several unique, Modern House plans that share all these characteristics and are affordable to build at the same time.”

Sq Ft: 615Width: 24Depth: 29Stories: 2Master Suite: Main Floor

Orbit Green House Plan
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Modern Style in a Small, Green House Plan

Orbit Green House PlanThis revolutionary small, modern, green house plan offers huge living in under 650 square feet. The glass overhead door in the great room offers outdoor-in living at its best and on a budget. The Orbit small house plan has all of the curb appeal of a much larger modern home in a compact package that can fit on a huge variety of lots. The built in eating bar in the kitchen offers excellent dining and cooking flexibility. The media wall in the great room of this modern home holds all your electronics as well as having enough room for a large television. Although this is one of our small modern house plans there is more than enough room for two gathering spaces or a large dining room table in place of the sectional shown here. The kitchen itself has more than enough storage space. Bunk beds are tucked behind a barn-doored sleeping area. The master bedroom is completely outfitted with built in storage, closets and cabinets as well as a king sized bed. The bathroom is tucked privately around the corner.  Note the large covered outdoor living area out the back door.  All mechanical is under roof in its own mechanical room. Washer and dryer stack in the bathroom.

To learn more about this house plan call us at (503) 701-4888 or use the contact form on our website to contact us today!

Sq Ft: 640Width: 32Depth: 26Stories: 1Master Suite: Main FloorBedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 1

MMA-640 Neptune Barry Modern Small House Plan Front Elevation
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Big Living in a Modern Small House Plan

This design answers the call from all over the world, for big living in a smaller space. Not a square foot is wasted in this elegant and affordable modern small house plan. Look at the built in eating bar in our photos of the kitchen. The media wall in the great room holds all your stuff and a huge monitor as well. The floor plan of this home has been designed to provide enough room for two gathering spaces or a large dining room table in place of the sectional shown here. The kitchen itself has more then enough storage, utility and fun.. Bunk buds are tucked behind a barn doored sleeping area.  The master bedroom is completely outfitted with built in storage, closets and cabinets as well as a king sized bed. The bathroom is tucked privately around the corner. Note the large covered outdoor living areas on both the back and the front of this stylish house plan. Outdoor storage is conveniently located on either side of the outdoor living space. Huge lift and slide doors bring the outside in from both the master suite and the great room.  All mechanical is under roof in its own mechanical room. Washer and dryer stack in the bathroom.  The ceiling vaults from 9 to 10 feet front to back. Neptune Barry is a home for all seasons and reasons, if you have any questions about this home design, please let us know. We also offer several more small home designs with floor plans and photos, here.

Sq Ft: 640Width: 32Depth: 26Stories: 1Master Suite: Main FloorBedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 1

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640 Square Foot Charming, Small, Modern House Plan

This elegant sample of our modern small house plans is a beautiful example of how to design a tiny home and not lose any substance. This home plan is the perfect in law, guest house addition to your property, or the perfect place to get away and enjoy the ease of function that flows from the front door to the back Lanai. It is laid out perfectly so you can utilize every space and not “feel” like you are in a tiny home. As you can see in the pictures of this home design the open floor plan, and neatly put together master suite allow for privacy as well as the comfort of a much larger home. The front porch is the perfect place to enjoy a view and cozy up to a warm fire after a long day. If you have any questions about this home design please let us know, or to see more small modern house plans, click here.

Sq Ft: 640Width: 20Depth: 32Stories: 1Master Suite: Main FloorBedrooms: 1Bathrooms: 1

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Function and Style in a Compact Lodge House Plan

Montana Small House Plan Interior ViewThe Montana is a stunning small house plan that will steal your heart; It is strong, cozy and warm from the outside in. With beautiful Bend home styling and European flair, this cottage is richly layered in function and meaning. The modern floor plan is a wonder of multiple use spaces. The great room features a built in desk area, and the kitchen has two eat-in options with the free standing island and built in nook. This modern small house plan has an upper floor loft, accessed by a ladder from the bedroom side up. To browse our entire collection of small house plans online,click here.

Sq Ft: 640Width: 20Depth: 32Stories: 1Master Suite: Main FloorBedrooms: 1Bathrooms: 1