The JS Bell Tiny House + Porch
This unique tiny house features a quirky curved roof to maximise the internal ceiling height of the home. There are also 5 separate living spaces, and a 3-foot by 7-foot porch creating a very efficient & functional small home.
Full Plans $159
Framing Plans $119
The JS Bell features a cosy living room surrounded by single-hung windows with a cathedral ceiling to enhance the feeling of space. It has plenty of space for two armchairs and also contains the homes heater; a small stainless steel fireplace. Storage space has been accounted for with its floor-to-ceiling shelving/closet unit and an additional under-counter shelf unit.
This home features our most compact kitchen, with one side dedicated to your fixtures and fittings: sink, refrigerator, and cook-top. While the other side contains a dining/worktop area, with a shelf over the window and another floor-to-ceiling shelving/pantry unit. On top of that, it has base and wall cabinets and drawers.
The bathroom is small but functional and contains a shower, toilet, and a built-in storage cabinet. If required, a small sink can be installed in the bathroom.
The loft can accommodate queen sized mattresses, and is lit by two large circle-segment windows. The most unique feature of this tiny house is it’s curved ceiling, which increases the vertical and horizontal space in the loft compared to other roof types.
This tiny house can be built on a either a 17′ x 6′ utility trailer, or a 17′ x 6′-6″ utility trailer. Alternatively, you can use a 16′ trailer and cantilever the home.
Framing Plan Set
For more information about our plans check out our Tiny House Plans – What’s Included? page.
|Footprint||6′-7″ x 17′||House Height||11′-5″|
|Living Area||5′-11″ x 6′-9″||Kitchen||4′-4″ x 5′-11″|
|Bathroom||2′ x 5′-11″||Ceiling Height||7′|
|Loft||7′-10″ x 5′-11″||Loft Height||2′-9″|
|Width @ Eaves||7′-5″||Total Area||125 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.
Full Plans $234
Framing Plans $194
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