The McG Loft Tiny House
Ladders aren’t for everyone, and that’s why the McG Loft contains a staircase that doubles as a bookcase, as well as a storage compartment. This home has multifunctional design at it’s core.
Full Plans $179
The living room of the McG Loft has a cathedral ceiling and is surrounded by no less than five windows and a skylight, creating a bright and airy interior. The living area also contains the homes source of heating, a small stainless steel fireplace. The staircase is accessed through the living area, and contains recessed treads for the storage of books, or other small items.
The kitchen contains a 2-burner cook-top, a Belfast sink and an under-counter refrigerator. Storage is provided for by base and wall cabinets, as well as the storage compartment under the staircase. The kitchen has exposed timber joists, and is lit by two windows. An opening in the partition of the staircase allows the landing tread to double up as a work surface if needed.
The entrance to the living area is flanked by two floor-to-ceiling closets which can be used for the storage of larger house hold items, as well as smaller personal belongings like books. The living room is naturally lit and ventilated by four windows (five if you include the door) and has space enough for two cosy armchairs, a fold-away table, and a stainless steel fireplace.
The bathroom is accessed by a bi-fold door at the rear of the kitchen. The bathroom contains a toilet, and a 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.
The sleeping loft is capable of accommodating a full-size mattress and is naturally lit and ventilated by a skylight, as well as a picture window. The two-foot-wide staircase makes accessing the loft much less of an ordeal compared to using a set of ladders.
This tiny house can be built on a 7′ x 20′ 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 20′||House Height||11′-5″|
|Living Area||7′ x 8′||Kitchen||4′-9″ x 6′-1″|
|Bathroom||2′ x 7”||Ceiling Height||6′-3″|
|Loft||5′ x 8′-3″||Loft Height||3′-9″|
|Width @ Eaves||8′-4″||Total Area||178 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 $254
Framing Plans $194
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