Plan #896-1

Key Specs

  • 98 sq ft

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • 1 Floor

  • No Garage

Plan Description

At 14' x 7', this beautiful little house is our smallest, most affordable, and easiest to build. Two beefy purlins flanking the front door support a gable awning on the structure's long side. A sense of mass and fortification inside make this one a favorite amongst fans of the traditional Craftsman Style. The Zinn has a standing seam metal roof and can be clad in clapboard or board and batten siding. The interior is all knotty pine. The cathedral ceiling is 9’ 8” tall at the peak. As a shell, it accommodates any of the components listed on the Compact Furnishings page and more. The bathroom's interior is 21" wide x 53" long. The great room is 96" x 83" and the sleeping loft is just 75" wide x 76" long x 33" high. A skylight over the head of the bed makes it feel much bigger. There's a stainless steel fireplace by Dickinson Marine, an additional fold-out bed downstairs, and lots of storage.
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Full Specs & Features

Basic Features

Bedrooms : 1
Garage Stalls : 0
Stories : 1
Baths : 1


Width : 14'
Depth : 7'
Height : 10'


Total Sq Ft : 98 sq ft *
*Total Square Footage only includes conditioned space and does not include garages, porches, bonus rooms, or decks.


Main Ceiling Ft : 7'


Roof Framing : 2x6

Exterior Wall Framing

Framing : 2x6


Economical To Build
Suited For Vacation Home

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  • Foundation Plan: Drawn to 1/4" scale, this page shows all necessary notations and dimensions including support columns, walls and excavated and unexcavated areas.
  • Exterior Elevations: A blueprint picture of all four sides showing exterior materials and measurements.
  • Floor Plan(s): Detailed plans, drawn to 1/4" scale for each level showing room dimensions, wall partitions, windows, etc. as well as the location of electrical outlets and switches.
  • Cross Section: A vertical cutaway view of the house from roof to foundation showing details of framing, construction, flooring and roofing.
  • Interior Elevations: Detailed drawings of kitchen cabinet elevations and other elements as required.
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Meet the Designer - Four Lights Tiny House Company

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“Living small is a luxury. When you live in a tiny house, you only have room for the things that truly matter. You have to choose what’s essential.”
Jay Shafer, founder of Four Lights Tiny House Company and author of “The Small House” is widely recognized for designing some of the most high-functioning tiny homes available. They are “100 square feet of bliss,” says Thelma Gutierrez of CNN.

Over the past decade or so, a movement towards smaller houses and simpler living has taken root in America. Economies and sensibilities have shifted, and people everywhere are trading in their Mcmansions and lifetime mortgages for homes that are small, well-designed, and affordable. Luckily for Jay, these homes are his specialty! Four Lights Tiny House Company puts the emphasis on quality rather than quantity.

Shafer started building tiny houses in the late 90s, and since then his designs have been featured on CNN, Oprah, and in The New York Times. He won the Natural Home’s ‘Home of the Year Award’ for Innovative Design in 2000. Since 1997, Jay has lived in a house that is 96-square-feet. “I wanted to live in a place that expressed my ethics as aesthetics. I wanted to express simplicity,” he says. He is living simply, and simply happy!

In renowned tiny-house-designer Jay Shafer’s world, bigger is definitely not better.
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