Compact Plans 384-1,500 sq.ft.
You can view and download free flyers and free blank floorplans, which you can use to experiment with furniture layouts. We also have a section of plans that we are developing in the On the Boards section in the lower section of the page. When you're ready, come back and buy a set of study plans to give to your builder for pricing.
Skip down to the "On the Boards" sections to see the new Islander 1500 sketch!
Live Small, Not Cramped
Zoom in for a closer look at the elements that make our designs work more efficiently. Oh, and they are just plain cool too!
If you’re intrigued by the Alternating Tread Staircase (ATS) shown in the Windsor 500, Windsor 570, or Farwell 1126, we’ve prepared a set of stand-alone plans so you can build your own. Click on this image for more information.
Raised Bed Drawers
If you’re looking for a way to save space in a compact bedroom without losing storage space, this raised bed platform might be just what you need. Built on top of base kitchen cabinets, the drawer storage available under a queen size mattress is equivalent to about 2.5 standard dressers.
On the Boards
I'm always sketching! I'll add my favorites periodically, so check back for new plan ideas. If any of these pique your interest, please use the Contact Page and we'll prioritize it for further development.
2 BR / Split BA Accessible Cottage
Designed for a couple, one of whom may use a walker or wheelchair.
Fully accessible kitchen design.
3 BR / 1.5 BA house designed for a lot with a water view out the back and as a gathering spot. With a plethora of hang-out spaces, the party starts here!
Interestingly, the design for this house started with the kitchen design. My goal was to create a party kitchen, where 2-3, or even 4 people could contribute to the food prep. The innovation is an island with trash and compost bins in the center. Chopping vegies? Clean them at the island sink and just slide the scraps into the bin, where thy can be taken it outside later.
I've always thought that trash is the missing leg in the traditional kitchen triangle, so trash is equally accessible to the entire room in the center island. One side of the perimeter counter is dedicated to dishwashing, and the opposite side is focused on cooking. With the stove accessible on 3 sides, there is also a computer station so you can keep your laptop or cookbook handy to refer to that family recipe.
Aside from the kitchen/dining area, which can be isolated from the living/TV room with sliding doors, there is a progression of outdoor spaces for the crowd to expand into. A covered porch creates a semi protected area, and the enclosed porch can be adapted to suit weather that may not be ideal. With a pass-through window to the kitchen, it's still connected to the action. And of course, the patio is a classic amenity, made better with an outdoor kitchen.
The upstairs is relatively conventional and intended to be the private domain of the family with a two-person bathroom for efficiency, and three bedrooms. As shown, the two smaller bedrooms are roughly equal in size, but closets can be shifted to create a smaller front office and provide more room for the back bedroom.
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This plan was sketched for a single mom who wanted to live in a tiny home, and was anticipating that her son would live with her after returning from college. She'd get the two story cottage and he'd get the bedroom suite. It would also work nicely for a couple living in the suite with a teenager or two younger kids in the attic. Or if the owner(s) have no kids at home, they can treat the suite as guest accommodations, or even rent it out.