JC Desclos has several off-grid cabins up in New Hampshire and has created some interesting, how-to DIY video’s for cabin living. This video demonstrates his built-in icebox at one of his off grid cabins. The unit allows him to utilize mother nature to keep his food cold approximately half the year without any power or propane.
If you are planning on building one of our plans in states that get really cold half the year or longer having a built-in ice box like this would be a great way to cut down on your utility consumption, whether it be electric, propane or solar. It’s definitely something to consider.
Texas Tiny Homes | Plan 618, one our most popular selling small house plans is now in full 3D production. I did the old school production for the plan 4 years ago. This new production will provide 3D renderings, and will make it easier to do modifications for future clients/customers. The Chief Architect 9 software that our draftsmen/architects use also provides a detailed materials list for the small house plan, and can also provide an HVAC plan for the home the original version did not provide.
These are some renderings of the upstairs bedroom suite in the now 630 square foot home, which has a full staircase leading up to it, and a full bathroom with shower stall.
The small luxury home also has a half bath/utility room with kitchen pantry downstairs. It has a good size living room and decent size covered front porch. The new production will be available in our online store in the next week or two. Let us design you a set of tiny home plans, or a set of small home plans. We also design lake home plans, as well as larger custom home plans.
We have purchased 4 wooded lots so far in Granbury, Texas and the pictures above show 3 of those lots, which backup to a giant ranch. There are only a couple of homes on this street and most of the lots are covered with trees, so these lots provide a pretty secluded, tranquil setting.
Our first model will be Plan 607B or Plan 630 (which are both available in our online store). The small rustic luxury models will be built on one of these three lots, and will have a secluded feel about it, sort of like a cabin in the woods.
Our goal is to offer new site-built, luxury homes in this Granbury community starting at $99K, but until we get the model built that price is tentative. If you would be interested, please let us know by clicking on the “contact” tab in the menu and sending us an email and mention the Granbury community.
Plan 448 has just been expanded in height by two feet, providing a much more efficient loft, from a width and height aspect. The new plan will be available in the online store in the next few days and is replacing the original version, which has been our most popular selling plan to date.
The new version will remain the crazy, low price of $15.00.
The software production for the expansion of Plan 1187 is almost finished and it’s looking really good. Adding the 2-car garage, a mudroom, a utility room, and bunk house/playroom for the kids, or grand kids, that is located over garage and has a full bath room up there, worked out really well. This small luxury home will make a great lake house, or ski cabin in the mountains.