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33′ (10m) Roundhouse

33' (10m) Roundhouse: One Bedroom (click to enlarge)

33' (10m) Roundhouse: One Bedroom (click to enlarge)

Specifications: 855 sq. ft. interior, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 36′ diameter

Description: 33’ (10 meters) interior diameter is the maximum size of a round earthbag structure before needing buttressing. This spacious design features a large kitchen and south-facing window wall for excellent solar gain.

33' (10m) Roundhouse: One Bedroom (click to enlarge)

33' (10m) Roundhouse: One Bedroom (click to enlarge)

AutoCAD generated drawings of this plan are now available at no extra cost through Dream Green Homes.

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33′ (10m) Roundhouse - 2 Bedroom (click to enlarge)

33′ (10m) Roundhouse - 2 Bedroom (click to enlarge)


Specifications: 855 sq. ft. interior, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 36′ diameter

Description: 10 meters (33’) diameter is the maximum size of a round earthbag structure before needing buttressing. This spacious design features a large master bedroom with desk and walk-in closet, efficient kitchen and south-facing window wall for excellent solar gain.

33′ (10m) Roundhouse - 2 Bedroom (click to enlarge)

33′ (10m) Roundhouse - 2 Bedroom (click to enlarge)

Wilderness Cabin

Wilderness Cabin (click to enlarge)

Wilderness Cabin (click to enlarge)

Specifications: 283 sq. ft. interior, sleeping loft, 1 bath, Footprint: 17′ x 24′ plus porch

Description: Just like the name implies, this cabin design is for remote fishing, hiking and hunting camps where it is difficult to transport building materials. It is compact, efficient and easy to build. A sleeping loft is under the high side of a shed roof.

Wilderness Cabin Floorplan

Wilderness Cabin Floorplan

I’m reposting this plan to illustrate how the 30 most popular house designs will look once finished. AutoCAD plans are complete. The goal now is to produce the SketchUp perspectives at about one every 10 days and hopefully put them in a house plan book next year. There will be no added charge for upgraded plans (computer renderings) once they’re available. Thanks for your patience.

Farmhouse

Farmhouse (click to enlarge)

Farmhouse (click to enlarge)

Specifications: 928 sq. ft. interior plus 512 sq. ft. upper floor, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, Footprint: 32′ x 35′

Description: This classic farmhouse design can be built in three phases: 1. Main two-story structure; 2. Shed roof sunroom addition with family room and 4th bedroom; 3. Porch.

Farmhouse (click to enlarge)

Farmhouse (click to enlarge)


Farmhouse upper floor (click to enlarge)

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Modern House

Modern House (click to enlarge)

Modern House (click to enlarge)


Specifications: 840 sq. ft. interior plus 390 sq. ft. upper floor, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, home office or bonus room, Footprint: 31′ x 33′

Description: A stunning 30’wide by 2-story window wall faces the mountains, lake or other view. A large grow bed provides year-round growing space for flowers, dwarf fruit trees, tomatoes, herbs and other plants.

Modern House (click to enlarge)

Modern House (click to enlarge)


Modern House Upper Floor (click to enlarge)

Modern House Upper Floor (click to enlarge)

Solar Ranch

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Specifications: 805 sq. ft. interior, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 26′ x 38′

Description: Very livable and comfortable, this solar ranch has vaulted ceilings in the great room, a modern kitchen and wood stove.

Solar Ranch (click to enlarge)

Solar Ranch (click to enlarge)

Double Wide

Double Wide (click to enlarge)

Double Wide (click to enlarge)


Specifications: 693 sq. ft. interior, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 24′ x 36′

Description: Originally designed to go on 12′ x 36′ trailer chassis, this design could also be built on the ground. The main design goal is a compact shape that provides all the basic amenities one would find in a trailer house (which are very popular despite their poor quality and offgassing of noxious fumes). A trailer design is one way to legally circumvent certain building codes. If you’re building this on the ground, one 2×4 center wall can be deleted to save money and free up a little extra space. A deck or porch on the south creates extra living space at low cost. This design is one of my most efficient, having almost no wasted space.

Double Wide (click to enlarge)

Double Wide (click to enlarge)