I posted a new version of Nine Tiny Feet on Tiny House Design last night. I’ve been getting some great comments all day that make me think I should make this nine square foot house even more light-weight. Some people even suggested making it light enough to be towed by a bicycle.
I’m also rethinking the rain water collection and soil box due to the added weight these two systems could add. Although I don’t want to give up on the added self-sufficiency these features add. I’ll have to noodle over that and weight the pros and cons.
For all the details on this new variation take a look at the post on Tiny House Design. Below are some semi-transparent images you won’t find on the other blog.
Now go take a look at the detailed description of this design variation.
I’ve been drawing some free house plans over at Tiny House Design and decided to play around with the plans for Nine Tiny Feet. I’m amazed with how much lumber is needed for such a small structure if you simply frame it like a normal house. I’m starting to consider thinking of it like a big insulated cabinet and building it with 2×4 and plywood panels. I’ll have to noodle over that more. Here’s what I have so far.
Here are more drawings of the Nine Tiny Feet design. The interior is 78″ high (6 1/2′), the sleeping loft is 34″ by 76″ and extends over the porch. The bay windows server double duty as windows and space for small cabinets to hide away plumbing and the 12V DC cooler.
I still need to think through how the trap door to the loft will work and the vent for the fireplace (not pictured here) which will sit in front of one of the bay windows. I think there is enough room for the stack to vent out the bay window roof. If that doesn’t work I may put if over the toilet/chair.
I’ve made a few scale models from cardboard as the design has evolved. I’ll make a new one with these revised dimensions and post photos of it next. 3D drawings help visualize the space too but I find old school hot glue and cardboard does a much better job.