Small Guest House Plans

Small Guest HouseAdd an attractive and useful addition to your backyard with our DIY Small Guest House plans created specifically with the inexperienced owner-builder in mind. Starting at $499, our kits and permit-ready plans include everything you need to layout, purchase, and build your own super energy efficient, environmentally sustainable, building code compliant Little House, saving you thousands of dollars over the cost of hiring planners, architects, engineers, and consultants while adding considerable value to your property. 

Our Little Houses, which are intended to function as fully independent units, feature distinct living, sleeping, dining, and bathing areas. Kitchens are equipped with upright refrigerators, ranges, ventilators, cabinets, and in most cases, dishwashers. Small in size and height, they are meant to fit into most backyards but are large enough to be used for guest houses, rental apartments, or retirement homes when placed on their own lot.

All of the Small House plans come in an array of architectural styles, one of which should be compatible with your existing home style. If you’re interested in Small Guest House plans our 440 square foot Victorian Tiny House design is an ideal choice, with a cozy living room, bedroom, full bath, fully equipped kitchen, and dining area designed around a pretty central courtyard.  Unique features such as sloped wood beams, high vaulted ceilings, French doors, and Victorian finished trim belie its deceptively smaller dimensions. 

Another one of our Small House plans—the 440 square foot Accessible Tiny House—is perfect for those caring for an aging family member or for retirees looking for a comfortable and economical place of residence.  The unit, which has a 12 foot lofted, beamed ceiling and is built around a tasteful exterior patio, includes a kitchen with gas cook-top and a refrigerator, as well as a full bath with a roomy shower, toilet, and vanity. 

With material construction costs starting at just $34,000, our simple-to-follow DIY plans allow you to hire labor directly and avoid expensive contractor charges. Designed to exceed the strict California Energy Code, our Little Houses are outfitted with high efficiency heating and cooling systems, tankless water heaters, “cool roof” technology, super insulation packages, radiant roof barriers, and state-of-the-art sealing techniques, ranking them as some of the most energy efficient structures in the country. 

Download our free “Site Assessment” form to see if a small guest house project is feasible on your lot. For more information about our Small House plans call (707) 939-8386 or fill out the online form.

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