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Small House Prefabs & Plans

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.

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The Plat House by Gregory La Vardera is an excellent modern house plan. It's very open with lots of decks. 1,420 square feet. Their site has extensive construction photos on the blog.

Thompson Plans offers several stock house plans for homes under 1,000 square feet. Nice bungalow and cottage style homes.

Next we have Sheldon Designs. These are wonderful cabin and cottage small house plans. One gem is the 792-square-foot 3-bedroom "Surfside Cottage" with huge wrap-around porches, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths.

Here's one that I really like. A 524 square foot tower ideal for building on a scenic property. Put your living and dining areas on the second floor and enjoy 360-degree views. The plan shows a garage on the first floor, but it could easily be the used for the bedroom and bathroom instead. The same site has lots of other nice plans for small houses, including a 727 sq ft home with large expanses of windows for taking advantage of a view.

ZipKit offers a panelized modular home model called the Whitney that is 1000 square feet. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. They also make 600 sq ft and 800 sq ft models. Available to buy now.

I hope you've enjoyed this selection of small house plans. There certainly is variety available. Let them be your inspiration as you plan your own small house.

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