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tallpines

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Tiny House Plans
« on: January 03, 2024, 10:25:03 AM »
Hi guys here's my full set of plans for one of the tiny houses I built. I have it as a backyard suite now, rents out for $1200/month and cost me 20k in materials to build. Lots of time and effort though but I like that.
Thought Mustachians might appreciate it.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g765jsbLblYheiSsL99CAa-4xCbWaY40/view?usp=drive_link
« Last Edit: January 03, 2024, 10:39:24 AM by tallpines »

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Re: Tiny House Plans
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2024, 10:28:26 AM »
I've always thought tiny homes would be great for studios, rentals, or a second home jumping spot. But have always struggled with finding a place where they are legal. Can you provide any details on location or how you went about vetting whether this was legal?

EDIT: Just got to see the pics. That is beautiful.
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tallpines

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Re: Tiny House Plans
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2024, 10:37:03 AM »
Sure I can. In Canada, each property has a Premises Identification (PID). You look up that PID with the zoning assigned to it by the municipality (called online zoning look up tool here)  and identify what is permitted to be built there, in terms of the purpose of the structure. Ie: Single family, multiplex, commercial, backyard suite (tiny house), accessory dwelling unit (tiny house). If it's a go from there, then go further into setbacks and/or whatever other requirements need to be met in order to satisfy permission to construct. If it's still a go, then you'd establish a design, get a set of plans, apply for permits, and begin construction.
Note that this same process applies to whatever structure you are wondering about.
Hope that helped!

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Re: Tiny House Plans
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2024, 10:50:43 AM »
That looks awesome! And profitable too! Nice work. I especially like the included wood stove.

When I clicked on the link it said I didnít have permission to view it.

Iíve long thought that when I finally build the house I want to build I should have enough room on the lot for some small rentals close enough to be easy to take care of but far enough away to not be annoying.

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Re: Tiny House Plans
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2024, 10:50:58 AM »
Being in such a wooded area, how are the water and sewer hookups arranged?  I assume you ran a water line from your house to it, but what about sewage?  Is there a grey water pit and composting toilet or does it connect to your septic system?

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Re: Tiny House Plans
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2024, 11:02:25 AM »
That looks awesome! And profitable too! Nice work. I especially like the included wood stove.

When I clicked on the link it said I didnít have permission to view it.

Iíve long thought that when I finally build the house I want to build I should have enough room on the lot for some small rentals close enough to be easy to take care of but far enough away to not be annoying.

Sorry about that, another viewer mentioned that too. I just changed it now so that anyone with link can access. I hope that also means you can download the file if you wish but maybe someone can let me know if that is the case.

Yes exactly, I had two 30 minutes away and that was enough of a deterrent for me.

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Re: Tiny House Plans
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2024, 11:04:27 AM »
Being in such a wooded area, how are the water and sewer hookups arranged?  I assume you ran a water line from your house to it, but what about sewage?  Is there a grey water pit and composting toilet or does it connect to your septic system?
It might look remote but it's 50M from a residence so I trenched water and septic. Originally I had the composting toilet from Nature's Head but for the rental went with traditional flush.

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Re: Tiny House Plans
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2024, 11:23:16 AM »
Being in such a wooded area, how are the water and sewer hookups arranged?  I assume you ran a water line from your house to it, but what about sewage?  Is there a grey water pit and composting toilet or does it connect to your septic system?
It might look remote but it's 50M from a residence so I trenched water and septic. Originally I had the composting toilet from Nature's Head but for the rental went with traditional flush.

Any issues allowing it to be hooked up to an existing septic system?  We'd like to put a tiny house on our property, but the septic is maxed out on spec'd capacity.  We'd have to install a larger holding tank if we legally connected to it.

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Re: Tiny House Plans
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2024, 11:57:09 AM »
I checked out the plans.  Is there anything like a kitchen area?  I only see plumbing for the bathroom. 

Also, what do you use the loft area above the bathroom for?  For placing the water heater?

It's a cool location, but I am surprised you get $1,200/month for it.  You must live in a very expensive or high demand area, which surprises me that its wooded.

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Re: Tiny House Plans
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2024, 12:00:46 PM »
I have a kitchen sink next to bathroom wall with induction burner. Loft fits a queen or can be used for storage.
Septic was sized large from beginning so met engineering requirements luckily.
Yeah that's actually cheap for a one bedroom here. It's also utilities included.

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Re: Tiny House Plans
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2024, 01:14:49 PM »
Does the vertical, white panel on the front have a function?

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Re: Tiny House Plans
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2024, 03:29:13 PM »
Iíve been thinking of building something similar, but for a small workshop. My municipality allows auxiliary buildings under certain sizes. Right now Iím leaning towards a footprint of 10x16 on a level gravel pad.

Question Iím having is whether itís worth it to buy a set of plans, and if so how do I find ones that arenít garbage. I see various plans online for $20-50 but you itís hard to  know if they are good or garbage til after you pay, and then maybe not even until you get halfway into it and notice dimensions that donít quite work.

Iíve framed walls before and build a deck so Iím confident I could figure out all the dimensions on my own, but if someone has the cuts and angles figured out (particularly for the roof) and if it helps with the build permit that seems like $20 well spent.


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Re: Tiny House Plans
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2024, 03:50:09 PM »
Yeah I see what you mean. I don't know of any plans to recommend but I do know it's alot cheaper to make mistakes on paper and plans allow you to get familiar with the structure before you lift a finger.
For something small like this that won't require an occupancy you can draw your own plans, at least my municipality would accept that anyhow. I can give you a hand if it's a bit out of your comfort zone.