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Jayne Henderson 192sqft Tiny Off Grid House Design

Posted on January 18, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Submitter: Jayne Henderson

"My name is Jayne Henderson, I am a Canadian who has been following the tiny house movement for a couple of years now. I have been building floor plans for over 10 years as a hobby...  My tiny house is 192 sq ft, one level living... the sleeping area also doubles as a sitting and entertaining area. This tiny house has all the conveniences... just on a smaller scale.. 

I have included the in the floor plan photo... a list of the features I have included to make this home off grid and totally self sufficient. I kept the wall height at 8 ft with a ceiling to help keep the heat as low to the living space as possible.

I chose to use solar panels that are stand alone rather than putting them on the roof... this way they can be moved to capture as much sun as possible. I have gone with a larger propane tank to feed the tank less water heater, cooking stove and flush mounted fireplace. The house is built on a concrete slab. The insulation is blown in jean material mixed with horse hair and sheep wool... just for the added R factor.

The bed bases are made for storage of clothing and other items... such as bedding and towels. The lighting is recessed LED lighting and oil lanterns for back up."




Admin Note: Porches, decks and free standing power system were not counted in house foot print and are optional. House dimensions are 16x12


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8 Comments

Reply Jayne Henderson
1:22 PM on March 19, 2014 
HogFan says...
Very nice work



Thank you... :)
Reply HogFan
3:51 PM on March 2, 2014 
Very nice work
Reply simplesolarhomesteading
1:59 PM on January 22, 2014 
GreenMan says...
" Now if we could only come up with a workable diy panelized construction system that would allow folks to construct their house kit over time and assemble it when all the outer shell parts were ready. This could empower folks to build out-of-pocket and stay away from the bank financing trap that awaits most potential homeowners."

Hi Greenman and looking forward to your designs. Small homes can be built using SIPS or as transportable segments and maybe someone will do that for the contest. I will look at a SIPs design of my cabin for the new book.
Reply Jayne Henderson
3:53 PM on January 19, 2014 
GreenMan says...
Jayne has gotten this design contest off to a roaring start. My wife & I are new to 3D design using Sketchup, but hopefully we'll have our design ready for upload before the deadline. A big "Thanks Man!" to LaMar for all he is doing to advance the solar homesteading movement - an idea that is finally gathering some momentum. Now if we could only come up with a workable diy panelized construction system that would allow folks to construct their house kit over time and assemble it when all the outer shell parts were ready. This could empower folks to build out-of-pocket and stay away from the bank financing trap that awaits most potential homeowners.

I'm excited to see the other designs... :)
Reply Jayne Henderson
9:56 AM on January 19, 2014 
Theresa McCuaig says...
Jayne set a very high benchmark for the rest of us. That's a tough act to follow. Very well done!

Thank you so much Theresa... but don't let my submission scare you off... :) I am not a professional... I just love to create small spaces... lol
Reply GreenMan
9:02 AM on January 19, 2014 
Jayne has gotten this design contest off to a roaring start. My wife & I are new to 3D design using Sketchup, but hopefully we'll have our design ready for upload before the deadline. A big "Thanks Man!" to LaMar for all he is doing to advance the solar homesteading movement - an idea that is finally gathering some momentum. Now if we could only come up with a workable diy panelized construction system that would allow folks to construct their house kit over time and assemble it when all the outer shell parts were ready. This could empower folks to build out-of-pocket and stay away from the bank financing trap that awaits most potential homeowners.
Reply simplesolarhomesteading
11:09 AM on January 18, 2014 
Theresa McCuaig says...
Jayne set a very high benchmark for the rest of us. That's a tough act to follow. Very well done!


Hi Theresa, the contest will include amateur and some professional designs and professional designs will be judged by a higher standard and will not receive prizes. We will judge based on the contest criteria and we look at many factors and the meat and bones of the design as well as how you integrate off grid elements and special features. Pics do not have to be highly advanced or technical and all submissions are welcome.
Reply Theresa McCuaig
10:47 AM on January 18, 2014 
Jayne set a very high benchmark for the rest of us. That's a tough act to follow. Very well done!

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