It can be difficult to find small house plans or manufactured prefab units, but I've done the research and gathered the best here. From a truly small modern house to a cottage house, there's enough variety here to satisfy anyone who wants to build an affordable small home.
The small houses featured here are from 500 to 1,500 square feet. Want a house that's even smaller? Check out the trendy micro homes. They're less than 500-square-feet and fully functional.
Ross Chapin Architects has small cottage house plans from 528-square-feet to 992-square-feet. These very nice designs have garnered lots of praise in the press. Beautifully detailed little homes. Website includes photos of completed homes.
Honomobo builds modular homes. The HO2 model is 640 sq ft and the HO3 model is 960 sq ft. Designs are modern and sleek with large expanses of glass. Available to buy now.
Simplehome has a design plan for a simple vacation home. The 620 square foot 1-bedroom plan also has a loft for extra sleeping space.
BC Mountain Homes has several house plans for homes from 500 square feet to 1,000 square feet. Nice designs in various styles. Full construction drawings in the plans.