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Littlehouse First Floor Layout

by on Feb.07, 2009, under Planning

Just before framing, we had made the decision to close in the SouthEast corner, which was originally to have been made into the kitchen.  Instead we intended to use this as a bedroom.

Since getting the Littlehouse dried in, we have been staying inside it at night, rather than using the tent trailer.  It has become apparent that a bedroom is not a good use for the 8′ x 8′ space.  It’s just too crowded in there with a decent sized bed.

So we now intend to revert back to our original design, and put a kitchen in that space, removing the interior wall that had seperated it from the rest of the house.  We will use a hideaway bed in the living area for sleeping at night, and fold it away in the mornings.

Here is a diagram of our initial plans for the first floor.  It is apparent that we will need to use small appliences, such as those used in RVs, in the kitchen, in order to get enough counterspace to make it comfortable.

First Floor Layout

First Floor Layout

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Little House Preview

by on Apr.24, 2004, under Planning

Living Room
04/24/2004
Some type of storage/entertainment center will go on the west wall.
Notice the small windows everywhere but south. The hope is to keep the place from heating up too much from the summer sun.

West Wall with Storage Preview

West Wall with Storage Preview

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Little House Planning

by on Apr.24, 2004, under Planning

Little House
We are planning on building two seperate houses at Juniper Valley Ranch over the next 10 years. Our hope is to complete the first “LittleHouse” within two years, and use that as a vacation cabin/base while we build the infrastructure for the rest of the ranch.

House Site
04/24/2004
We picked a location near the eastern edge of the property on the north side of the meadow for the house locations. The house sites are sheltered on the west, north, and east by trees. The hill on the north also protects from strong winter winds. There is a very nice view of the Black Mountain to the east, as well as our little South Mountain across the meadow.

Little House Site

Little House Site

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