The BRV1 Tiny House
The BRV1 was designed to create a more accessible tiny house. This house features a downstairs bedroom making it a great option for anyone that may not be able to access a sleeping loft.
The living room features a cathedral ceiling, a dormer with a half-round window, and a set of glass outward-swing patio doors. Natural light from the windows floods the interior creating a bright and airy space. The living room is also home to a small stainless steel fireplace that keeps the tiny house warm and cosy.
The bedroom can accommodate a queen-size bed. With storage cabinets under the bed and wall cabinets above, there’s no shortage of space for your belongings, books, and nick-knacks. The bedroom features a large operable window to provide plenty of natural light, and the ceiling joists have been left visible to create a warm atmosphere. The TV opposite the bed is of course optional.
The kitchen features a 2-burner cook-top, Belfast sink and an under-counter refrigerator. It contains both base and wall cabinets with additional storage above. With 2 large windows and a skylight, both natural lighting and ventilation are accounted for.
The bathroom is accessed by a bi-fold door at the rear of the kitchen. The bathroom contains a toilet, and 32-inch square shower. A variety of toilet types can be installed, including standard, RV, compost, and incinerating toilet. The bathroom can also accommodate a small sink if necessary.
Depending on your needs the loft can be used as an additional sleeping space, or for storage. It contains a skylight window and can be accessed by a set of ladders.
This tiny house can be built on a either a 20′ x 7′ utility trailer, or a 21′ x 7′ utility trailer.
Framing Plan Set
For more information about our plans check out our Tiny House Plans – What’s Included? page.
|Footprint||7′-8″ x 21′||House Height||11′-5″|
|Living Area||7′ x 7′-1″||Kitchen||7′ x 5′-4″|
|Bathroom||7′ x 2′-8″||Bedroom||7′ x 5′|
|Loft Height||3′||Ceiling Height – Bedroom||6′-10″|
|Width @ Eaves||8′-4″||Total Area||209 sq ft|
Good To Know
WALLS & ROOF
All our tiny houses are built using advanced stick-frame construction techniques. A variety of different types of insulation can be installed, from sheep’s wool to expanded polystyrene. We also recommend the use of internal vapour barriers.
How you clad your tiny house is up to you, but we recommend sustainably harvested timber that’s been approved by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Other cladding options include lightweight steel panels, and vinyl siding.
DOORS & WINDOWS
Our tiny houses are designed , and to meet the needs of many. That’s why we specify windows from Jeld Wen, an international company that specialises in the construction of quality doors and windows for a wide range of budgets.
HEATING & VENTILATION
There are many options for heating a tiny house. Some which have been installed in our tiny houses include the Morso 1440 wood burning stove, the Newport P-9000 stainless steel fireplace, and the Envi wall-panel heater.
Plumbing systems for a tiny house can be as complicated or simply as needed. Black and grey water tanks can be installed to create an RV-like system, while others prefer composting toilets to minimise their environmental impact.
A tiny house can be hooked up to the main grid, or you can decide to go off-grid and use solar panels to provide for your electrical needs. Some of our tiny house plans include PV-system schematics to help you along your way.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
Our tiny houses are designed with standard-sized components in mind to minimise the amount of work, and cost to create your dream tiny home. All the main components (like the kitchen stove and sink) are specified in the plans.
We typically specify a painted drywall finish for the interior of our homes, but there’s nothing to stop you from installing timber cladding (a popular finish among tiny houses) or even tiles in your kitchen or bathroom.
Tiny House Benefits
Downloadable plans not for you? You can purchase a set of printed plans below – delivery is free! For more information about printed plans check out our Printed Tiny House Plans page.
Printed Plans $254
What Client’s Say
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