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Studio / 1 Bath
261 sq ft
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1 Bedroom / 1 Bath
356 sq ft
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|CAD (DWG) Files|
|1 Bedroom Plan|
|Full loft Plan|
|1/2 loft and vaulted ceiling|
|Kitchen design plans|
|Residential license to build one|
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Designed as a very small bungalow, the Loring comes with several options to suit your needs. You can choose between a sleeping loft upstairs, or a cathedral ceiling. We also have a larger version with a downstairs bedroom at the back of the house. It is the same floor plan as the Bodega, except that the roof line makes the curbside appearance very different. Designed with simplicity in mind, this home has an abundance of light, and yet is very simply designed. The house is 16' 10" tall. This house is not designed to be portable. We sell the plans to build it on location.
General notes about construction costs:Costs for materials are almost the same in different regions but labor costs will vary greatly depending on where you live. We provide costs with a poured concrete perimeter foundation. Depending on where you live, it is possible you will need an engineered foundation designed by a licensed contractor or engineer in your state.
We don't count the loft as square footage in this house because with so much sloped ceiling, it doesn't officially qualify as a habitable room. Subsequently, the loft can add over 100 feet of usable space, and it is accessed by a drop down stair ladder. At its highest point the loft is 6' 4" tall, which encompasses over 50 square feet of space.
We sell our plans with a poured concrete perimeter foundation. However, it is possible to put this house on a slab foundation or even over a basement. However, you may need to work with an architect or engineer licensed in your state to get approval from the building department.
Can this house be built on wheels?
No. This house is designed to be built on a permanent foundation.
The kitchen maximizes space and includes a dishwasher, full size range with oven, and built in microwave. The tank-less on demand water heater ensures that you never run out of hot water, and tucks away completely out of view. A small fireplace is tucked nicely in the corner of the great room. The smaller version has a washer/dryer combo in the kitchen, whereas the larger version has a stack-able washer and dryer closet.
Can I install air conditioning?
Yes, you can. Our plans do not include an air conditioning unit, but you can install one in the loft or outside of the house.
What type of fireplace does the house have?
We don't specify a particular fire place or heater because codes vary so much based on climate. We recommend discussing your options with a building contractor licensed in your state. When you build this house, please send us pictures. Since we don't build the house ourselves, we are dependent on you to supply us with real pictures.
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When you purchase these plans, you'll receive 2 sets:
Detailed floor plans for both the downstairs and loft include pertinent dimensions for walls, windows, rooms and door openings. You'll also find the location of all appliances on these plans as well. Two loft plans are provided, giving you an option of a cathedral ceiling over the main room, or extra loft space above.
These plans include 4 elevation drawings showing the front, back and both sides. Siding and facia boards are called out.
These pages include both the main floor and loft and show locations for outlets, light switches and lights.
Perhaps one of the most important pages on any set of plans, the transverse section cuts the house in half and shows details such as wall thickness, roofing material details, flooring details, roof pitch, ceiling heights, and insulation.
A perimeter foundation plan is included as well with floor joists.
Showing the birds-eye view of the house, you see the slopes and pitches clearly called out, as well as the amount of overhang, and individual rafter locations from above.
Unlike many other plans on the market, we include a full kitchen plan showing the location of all shelving, cabinetry and appliances as seen from both an aerial and frontal view. We use standard size cabinets available at most hardware stores.
Because they vary by region we do not include these. Our plans are designed with a single fireplace heater. Depending on where you live, you may need to work with a local architect or engineer to submit plans that meet local requirements.
A cut sheet
Cut sheets show the quantity of lumber needed. We do suggest the types of materials, however the quantity of each is not included. Windows, doors, kitchen cabinets and appliances are included with the drawings.
Architect or Engineer seals
Some building departments require a licensed architect or engineer in your state to approve the plans. This often has to do with regional safety or energy issues,for example, hurricane safety in Florida, fire safety in California, energy efficiency in New York, etc. Please contact your local building department to learn about the requirements in your area.
These plans have been designed to meet the International Building Code. Some municipalities have additional restrictions or requirements. Please check with your local building department to verify that these plans meet your local codes.
The square footage listed is an estimate. Unfortunately, not all municipalities calculate square feet in the same way. The square footage we list includes the bottom floor, plus the space on the top floor where the ceiling height is 5'0" or taller.
TIP: Make sure the architect or engineer you select works with AutoCAD (or other similar software) and is willing to work with you on these plans. Some professionals will only take a job if they do it from start to finish. By carefully selecting someone to work with these plans, you can save thousands of dollars.
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