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Why the House Plan you buy should include much more than you think it should…

So why exactly should your house plan include much more than you think it should? and what is included in most House Plans anyway?

Well, here at Small House Works, we recognize that most people need a little extra help in visualizing the potential of the home they are about to build.

This is why we go the extra mile by providing much more than basic floor plans & standard construction details like most house plans out there.

All of our house plans include useful extras to help the homeowner with their house build from start through fruition!

Continue reading below to find out why the House Plan you buy should include much more than you think it should…

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When you purchase one of our small house plans you receive lots of extras including:

  • 3D exterior renderings showing all elevations of the house for homeowner reference.
  • 3D interior renderings of every room to help the homeowner visualize the space properly.  
  • All major construction details provided in 3D.  These crystal clear details will ensure accurate interpretation of the plans by your builder.  No clarification questions and no costly mistakes.
  • Full specifications of all construction materials and exterior materials and finishes such as siding, roofing, windows and doors, decking and railings, and lighting.  We strive to keep all construction materials as eco-friendly/sustainable as possible!
  • Full specifications of all architectural materials pictured in the interior renderings such as complete kitchen & bathroom material specs, lighting, flooring, staircase and railings, paint colors, closets & other storage solutions, and appliances). We also give our customers an 8.5″ x 11″ printable pdf document listing all of these recommended materials for easy homeowner reference.  This is especially useful in helping our customers get a quick jump start with material quotes and in making alternate decisions based on personal style and budget.
  • Some of our house plans, like our soon-to-be-released Off-Grid Cabin Plans, include quantity take-offs along with national average construction materials costs.  This enables the homeowner (if doing a self-build) or the owner’s builder, to submit the take-offs to multiple supply houses for materials quotes in a quick and efficient way.  We always recommend a few quotes be obtained for materials as well as for contractor bids (read our post “How to get the best construction cost for your home” here).

A set of House Plans is certainly an affordable way to build a house today.  However, a very basic set of plans including floor plans and 2D elevations and construction details can often leave the buyer confused and not knowing what to do next.  The first crucial steps in building a home will always include some work on the new homeowner’s part but with fully detailed house plans one can get a great jump start in the right direction.

We hope you now agree that the house plan you buy should include way more than you think it should! 

Read more about our AVAILABLE HOUSE PLANS OR VISIT THE SHOP PAGE HERE to see our competitive pricing and current sales.

Below is a sample gallery of the type of 3d renderings you will receive with your House Plan purchase with Small House Works

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Small House Plan- The Modern Farmhouse NOW AVAILABLE!


The Small House Plan you have been waiting for has arrived!

 The Modern Farmhouse Plan from Small House Works.   LEARN MORE


Floor Plans for The Modern Farmhouse Plan- Sustainable Living in 890 sq ft. With rendering of the front elevation.


The Mid Century Modern Ranch


NextGEN Gallery





The Modern Farmhouse is truly Timeless Design for 21st-century living. This small home lives large in a smart, energy efficient way. Designed with Green, Sustainable materials, this home sits comfortably in the landscape whether it’s on acreage or a small suburban lot.  


  • Just under 890 square feet total
  • Slab Foundation
  • 2 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms
  • Soaring cathedral ceilings with walls of windows 
  • Open concept floor plan
  • Master Suite Loft with large Wardrobe (comparable to walk in closet storage) with an ensuite Master Suite Bathroom &  private Master Suite Terrace
  • Full attic storage above Master Suite
  • Under Staircase Pull-Out Storage System with full design plans & specifications!
  • Light & airy eat-in Kitchen with full design plans, specifications & tons of clever storage!
  • 2nd/Guest bedroom with large wardrobe 
  • 2nd Bathroom & laundry closet on the 1st floor outside Guest Bedroom
  • Side deck off of Living area for an Indoor/Outdoor living experience
  • Framing of the house includes 2 x 6 Wall Studs, 2 x 12 Roof Rafters for increased Thermal Insulation
  • Full Specifications for all Interior & Exterior Building Materials & Finishes along with a Materials & Finishes Guide to assist you in making final choices that suit your needs and budget!
  • “Whole house design” based on sustainable, green building design & construction principles. 
  • Specifications for Wifi-ready elements (i.e. switches, outlets, appliances, automatic electric window openers) for Smart Home Automation.
  • Color renderings of all sides of the house are included in the plan set for owner reference
  • Plans are delivered electronically in pdf form. This makes sharing with contractors and having prints made as needed a snap

🏠 What is included in the plans?


-Foundation Plan
-Architectural & Framing Plans
-Exterior Elevations & specifications
-Roof Plan & specifications
-Building Sections & Cross Sections (including enlarged construction details)
-Kitchen Design & specifications
-Schematic Electrical Plan & specifications
-Plumbing fixture specifications
-Window & Door Schedule

Purchase the Modern Farmhouse Plan at our special introductory price HERE

Not ready to purchase yet?  Grab your free pdf info sheet for this plan to help you determine if this is the right house plan for you!   Pdf includes renderings, floor plans & room sizes:  Download Now

Questions?  Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page & feel free to contact us if you have additional questions.

3d rendering of The Modern Farmhouse Front view with title "Perfect Little Starter Home for any new beginning" and floor plans below. Bottom text reads "The Modern Farmhouse Plan, 890 sq ft, 2 bedroom/2bathroom"
At just under 890 sq ft, The Modern Farmhouse is the Perfect Littler Starter Home for any new beginning…