The tiny home movement highlights society's recent trend in downsizing living areas and embracing a minimalistic lifestyle. These accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are small but functional homes, each containing a full kitchen, bath, living, and sleeping space.
Whether you are looking to jump on the accessory dwelling unit trend or just prefer the cozy living of a smaller home plan, designs under 1000 square feet are in high demand. The House Plan Company has put together a collection of small house plans that live large.
Sunset Key 58951 (pictured above)
A soaring shed roof provides the opportunity for vaulted ceilings inside this modern small house plan that packs a big punch with only 952 square feet. A generous use of windows fill the home with natural light. The Sunset Key features a covered front porch and an open back deck. At only 28' wide, this layout is perfect for more narrow lots. Through the front door you immediately step into the open floor plan. The living room, dining room, and kitchen are seamless. The first thing that catches your eye is the stunning wall of windows, ideal for soaking up any coastal, mountain, river, lake, or cityscape views. Off the kitchen, a sliding glass door opens to an ideal outdoor living space. This charming modern cabin plan is rounded out with a bedroom that offers two closets, a full bathroom, and an office.
Graceful gable ends and a stone wainscot give the Melia a charming country feel. Inside the entry offers a coat closet to the right. A few steps in and the floor plan opens up to the living area. The open room layout provides flexibility for furnishing this cozy space. Beyond the kitchen, double doors open to the main floor bedroom which has direct access to the back yard. There is also a shared bathroom at the end of the hallway along with storage built under the staircase. On the second floor there are two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom. All of this comfortably laid out in a 943 square foot house plan.
Looking for a barndominum plan under 1000 square feet? Look no further than the Hillock. At 992 square feet this design offers a garage plan to fit 2 cars on the main floor and a 2 bedroom apartment on the second. In addition to the car storage on the first floor, you can even find a half bathroom tucked underneath the staircase. The stairs run through the middle of the living area, providing some separation between the living room and the kitchen with a built-in dining area. A rich display of windows along the front insures that the living area and kitchen are filled with light. At the back of the second floor are two bedrooms laid out as jack-and-jill suites, sharing direct access to the compartmentalized bathroom. Each suite also has a private balcony. A home design that makes this small home feel anything but small.
Straight out of a fairytale, Plan 80802 has an adorable cottage exterior. Slender posts frame the front door and the small covered porch. At only 781 sq. ft. this single level design offers an open living area. The front door opens immediately into the great room. A coat closet is to the right and straight ahead a sitting area with cozy fireplace. The kitchen includes space for a breakfast nook. Beyond the kitchen is the bedroom with step-in closet along with the full bathroom.
These smaller house plans can be used to downsize a primary residence and even as a secondary dwelling for family members. Whether created for year-long living or guest house duties, these designs offer comfortable floor plans and modern amenities at a shocking square footage. To continue your search, check out The House Plan Company’s collection of small or tiny house plans. The House Plan Company has blueprints to bring any client's tiny home dreams to life!