Due of the nature of our downloadable plans which are digitally delivered and non-tangible goods, we cannot offer refunds or chargebacks for purchases.
A refund may be awarded for printed plans if the following conditions are met:
- They are returned within 30 days of purchase
- The plans have not been opened, or tampered with in any way
Our tiny houses contain the following r-values when standard expanded polystyrene insulation is installed. More environmentally friendly products can also be installed instead of rigid board insulation, although you will typically see a reduction in the r-value.
Floor framing is constructed from either 2×4’s, or 2×6’s depending on the house type. The 2×4 floors can achieve an insulation value of R16. For 2×6 floors the value will be increased to R19.
All our tiny houses are constructed with 2×4 walls. The walls have are rated as R16.
Depending on the house, the roof may be constructed from 2×4’s, 2×6’s or 2×8’s. Tiny houses with 2×4 roofs will have an insulation value of R16, 2×6’s a value of R19, and 2×8’s a value of 24.
These figures are to be used as a guideline only. R-values can vary between manufacturers.
Each set of plans contains a minimum of the following:
- Foundation plans for both utitilty trailers and permanent concrete foundation
- Annotated exterior elevations of the sides and roof
- Annotated floor plans of the first floor and loft
- Construction floor plans of the first floor and loft
- Electrical schematic of the first floor and loft
- Framing plans for the floor, walls, roof, gable ends, loft, interior partitions etc
- Timber cut details with dimensions and angles for items like rafters and gable end plates8
- Custom cabinetry construction overview8
- Cross-section details
- Complete nailing schedule as well as specification of any special connectors
- Components page with recommended furniture, appliances, fixtures and fittings
In addition to the above some plans may also include the following details:
- Plumbing schematic
- Basic rainwater harvest schematic
- General kicker box construction
- Solar array schematic with grid tie-in
For more information regarding plans check out our Plans – What’s Included? page.
While plans are designed by design professionals, plans are not site specific and therefore cannot be signed off for approval in your area. However, all plans are designed to meet the International Residential Codes (IRC)*, BS 3632-2005 Residential Park Homes* and Structural Eurocode 5. We recommend submitting your plans to your local building authority prior to any construction to ensure compliance with local codes.
*For the most part our plans conform to the IRC and BS3632, however they do not meet their specified minimum areas. We believe these ‘minimum areas’ to be somewhat contrived and in most regions you will be able to challenge your local building authority on this matter.
Once your order is confirmed, plans can be downloaded via a link and viewed with Adobe Reader (pdf). Click here to download Adobe Reader for free!
While prior knowledge and experience in construction is always an asset, our homes are relatively simple structures. We do not believe that the undertaking of the construction of one of our homes is beyond that of an amateur builder. That said, we recommend some aspects be left to licensed professionals (like electrical installations) and working with an experienced builder (or a friend with some know-how) is always a great help.
Square footage is calculated from the interior finished wall surface, allowing you to get an idea of the actual space available in the homes. Note that the square footage includes the loft and storage areas.
A lot of people dream of building and owning their own small home, but they also dream of being able to afford the plans. At Humble Homes we want to get you one step closer to realising your dream and for that reason our plans are super affordable, without any compromise in quality. The price of our plans allows you to start saving for your home from the ‘get-go’, as opposed to saving for the plans.
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