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This Small house plan, with its Ranch style floor plan, is both compact and affordable. Its well-planned layout maximizes the use of its s...

Optimize for efficiency, comfort, and affordability with The Plan Collection’s small house plans. We can guide you through our selection of over 2,000 designs in the “small house plan” category, with over 300 plans for homes of 1,000 square feet or less!

Whether you are working with a small lot, want to save on building materials and utility bills, are at a downsizing stage in life, or are simply...
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Optimize for efficiency, comfort, and affordability with The Plan Collection’s small house plans. We can guide you through our selection of over 2,000 designs in the “small house plan” category, with over 300 plans for homes of 1,000 square feet or less!

Whether you are working with a small lot, want to save on building materials and utility bills, are at a downsizing stage in life, or are simply interested in more environmentally responsible and smart home design, The Plan Collection can help you get the most out of minimal square footage.

 

Good Things Come in Small House Plans

American homes are known worldwide for being unnecessarily large. Our square-foot-per-person average is among the highest on the globe. Mass-produced with cheap materials, vast suburbs of “McMansions” epitomize the excesses of American homebuilding.

Fortunately, this trend toward excessively large homes is on the decline. Americans everywhere are looking to unsaddle themselves from the large mortgages and hefty utility bills that come with large home ownership. The small-home movement emphasizes small home plans designed on the principles of efficiency and simplicity, where functionality and purpose win the day over clutter and cost.

 

Right for New Life Stages

Small house plans are well suited for all of life’s changing circumstances. Young, single first-time buyers can trade throwaway apartment rent for a property investment with small-home ownership. Newlywed couples, recent empty nesters, and retirees also benefit from the efficiency and savings of small home plans. Even families who want to raise kids with less “stuff” are choosing smaller homes.

As with all The Plan Collection’s home designs, small house plans are customizable and modifiable in case you want to add the “mother-in-law suite” or an extra bedroom when the time comes. We will help you start small, with a focus on smart design.

 

Right for the Environment

Smaller homes are also greener homes. Less square footage means lower heating bills in the winter and lower electricity bills from air conditioning in the summer. Smaller lawns require less water. It is easier to use less with a small home plan.

To go even further for the earth and its future generations, our talented architects have developed a number of environmentally responsible features available to small house plans. The Plan Collection’s variety of passive-solar and geodesic styles means a reduced ecological footprint without sacrificing practicality and comfort.  We are also experienced in straw-bale construction methods and rooftop gardens. Our small home plans reflect a careful use of space with a softer impact on the planet.

 

Right for You

Too attached to large heirloom furniture or bulky appliances to downsize? Concerned that a small house plan may not deliver in terms of garage space, storage space, or personal privacy? Not willing to compromise on amenities like a walk-in closet or a kitchen island?

Let us surprise and delight you with innovative design features that rethink the small homes of the past, allowing for unprecedented luxury and utility in compact living areas. Among our 2,400+ small house plans, you are likely to find something that is right for you.

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SMALL HOUSE PLANS

Optimize for efficiency, comfort, and affordability with The Plan Collection’s small house plans. We can guide you through our selection of over 2,000 designs in the “small house plan” category, with over 300 plans for homes of 1,000 square feet or less!

Whether you are working with a small lot, want to save on building materials and utility bills, are at a downsizing stage in life, or are simply interested in more environmentally responsible and smart home design, The Plan Collection can help you get the most out of minimal square footage.

 

Good Things Come in Small House Plans

American homes are known worldwide for being unnecessarily large. Our square-foot-per-person average is among the highest on the globe. Mass-produced with cheap materials, vast suburbs of “McMansions” epitomize the excesses of American homebuilding.

Fortunately, this trend toward excessively large homes is on the decline. Americans everywhere are looking to unsaddle themselves from the large mortgages and hefty utility bills that come with large home ownership. The small-home movement emphasizes small home plans designed on the principles of efficiency and simplicity, where functionality and purpose win the day over clutter and cost.

 

Right for New Life Stages

Small house plans are well suited for all of life’s changing circumstances. Young, single first-time buyers can trade throwaway apartment rent for a property investment with small-home ownership. Newlywed couples, recent empty nesters, and retirees also benefit from the efficiency and savings of small home plans. Even families who want to raise kids with less “stuff” are choosing smaller homes.

As with all The Plan Collection’s home designs, small house plans are customizable and modifiable in case you want to add the “mother-in-law suite” or an extra bedroom when the time comes. We will help you start small, with a focus on smart design.

 

Right for the Environment

Smaller homes are also greener homes. Less square footage means lower heating bills in the winter and lower electricity bills from air conditioning in the summer. Smaller lawns require less water. It is easier to use less with a small home plan.

To go even further for the earth and its future generations, our talented architects have developed a number of environmentally responsible features available to small house plans. The Plan Collection’s variety of passive-solar and geodesic styles means a reduced ecological footprint without sacrificing practicality and comfort.  We are also experienced in straw-bale construction methods and rooftop gardens. Our small home plans reflect a careful use of space with a softer impact on the planet.

 

Right for You

Too attached to large heirloom furniture or bulky appliances to downsize? Concerned that a small house plan may not deliver in terms of garage space, storage space, or personal privacy? Not willing to compromise on amenities like a walk-in closet or a kitchen island?

Let us surprise and delight you with innovative design features that rethink the small homes of the past, allowing for unprecedented luxury and utility in compact living areas. Among our 2,400+ small house plans, you are likely to find something that is right for you.

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Small Home Plans Appeal to the Younger Generation


TPC author Tim Bakke
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All the Rage: Millennials and Smaller Houses     It may have begun with Sarah Susanka back in the late 1990s and her book The Not So Big House. Or it may be a reaction to the poor economic climate of the last decade or so. But it is definitely here. You can see it on Facebook and other social media. You can see it in headlines in the real estate sections of newspapers and magazines. And you can see it in online blogs and articles.   “It” is a fascination with smaller houses, a stark contrast to the &ldq


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