New Book: Tiny House Floor Plans – Second Edition

The original version of Tiny House Floor Plans was published in 2009. Today a brand new and completely updated version of the book was released.

Tiny House Floor Plans, Second Edition has 356 floor plan designs ranging from 24 12-foot tiny houses to 48 36-foot tiny houses. The book focuses on the larger more popular tiny house sizes from 24-feet and up but still keeps to the Tiny House Movement’s roots and has plenty of 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20-foot tiny house plans as well.

You can order the book in print or as an ebook.

Now, let’s take a look inside. Below is one sample page from each chapter of the book.

12-foot tiny house floor plan from page 28 or Tiny House Floor Plans, Second Edition.
14-foot tiny house floor plan from page 54 or Tiny House Floor Plans, Second Edition.
16-foot tiny house floor plan from page 75 or Tiny House Floor Plans, Second Edition.
18-foot tiny house floor plan from page 112 or Tiny House Floor Plans, Second Edition.
20-foot tiny house floor plan from page 155 or Tiny House Floor Plans, Second Edition.
24-foot tiny house floor plan from page 210 or Tiny House Floor Plans, Second Edition.
28-foot tiny house floor plan from page 262 or Tiny House Floor Plans, Second Edition.
32-foot tiny house floor plan from page 321 or Tiny House Floor Plans, Second Edition.
36-foot tiny house floor plan from page 372 or Tiny House Floor Plans, Second Edition.

If you have an original first edition, you’ll be happy to hear that this book is 100% brand new. All the drawing have been drawn new from scratch. Some of the main differences between the two versions are:

  • Stairs Everywhere. Most of the designs use stairs. Back in 2009, stairs in tiny houses were still kind of a new thing. Today most tiny houses are built with stairs, so this new book has them in copious quantities.
  • Unique bathroom layouts. Most tiny house bathrooms are typically a shower on one side, a toilet on the other, and a tiny sink in between. In this new edition, there are so many new and unique bathroom layouts.
  • So many kitchen layouts. Small kitchens, massive kitchens, and everything in between.
  • Many more designs. The first edition had just over 200 floor plans. This new edition has 356 floor plans.
  • Rooflines. In the first version, the plans didn’t show where the roof was. You can see what kind of roof it is and where the rooflines lay in the new version.
  • Wheel Wells. You can spot where the trailer fenders would be and see how each plan is designed to fit the trailer.
  • Tons of Storage. Each design has ample locations for built-in storage on the lower level and in the lofts.
  • Family Friendly. Many designs have bed space for 4 or more people, either in dedicated bedrooms and lofts or flexible sleeping locations for guests on sofas.
  • It’s bigger. Tiny houses are getting bigger, so this book had to get bigger too. The first version measured 6″x9″. This book is a full 8.5″ x 11″ and almost twice as thick. It still fits on most bookshelves, though.

You can order the book in print or as an ebook.

Talking to Kids about Downsizing Can Be Challenging

In this episode of the Tiny House Podcast, Ethan Waldman speaks with Rebecca Flansburg and BA Norrgard about their new book, Sissy Goes Tiny.

It’s a children’s book, written to help kids learn about tiny house living from a kid’s perspective. Click here to listen to the podcast. Get a copy of Sissy Goes Tiny directly from the publisher.

Image via the Tiny House Podcast. Book cover credit to the authors and publisher, Audrey Press.

Sol Haus Design Photo Book – Tiny House Construction Process from Beginning to End

This is a 69 page book that documents the construction process from beginning to end, from the customization of the trailer to the installation of the hardwood floors. The book provides an excellent visual aid during construction.” – Sol Haus Design

Learn more about this book at Sol Haus Design.

Dee William’s New Book – The Big Tiny – Available for Pre-order on Amazon

Dee William’s has completed her new book, The Big Tiny. Learn more about the book and read an excerpt at PAD Tiny Houses.

Dee Williams built and moved into her little house in 2004, and since then over 20 million people have toured it virtually to learn more about the house and her life.” – PAD Tiny Houses

Dee will also be doing a book tour during April & May (2014). Check her website for locations and dates.

Peek Inside: Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter, by Lloyd Kahn

In this book are some 150 builders who have taken things into their own hands, creating tiny homes (under 500 sq. ft.). Homes on land, homes on wheels, homes on the road, homes on water, even homes in the trees. There are also studios, saunas, garden sheds, and greenhouses.” – Boing Boing

See more excerpts from Tiny Homes, by Lloyd Kahn…

Read more about Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter by Lloyd Kahn on Amazon…

120 Ideas for Tiny Living is Available Now!

Laura LaVoie finished her book and it’s now available on Amazon. It’s titled 120 Ideas for Tiny Living.

“120 Ideas for Tiny Living is the story of how one couple downsized their lives to fit into a tiny house measuring only 120 square feet. In this book, author Laura M. LaVoie describes just 120 of the ideas they had to turn their tiny house into a home. Everything from construction to decorating to spending time in the tiny house is explored. If you’ve ever thought about building or living in a smaller home, this is a great resource for you.” – Laura LaVoie

Find 120 Ideas for Tiny Living at Amazon.

Twelve by Twelve – William Powers

I’ve not read the book yet, but Twelve by Twelve looks like a winner. From the reviews it looks like a moden Walden, with some answers to contemporary questions and problems. Twelve by Twelve is available at Amazon. There’s also a short overview video on the author’s website.

Twelve by Twelve – William Powers