800 sq ft house plans
800 sq ft house plans are definitely not the biggest houses available, but for individuals living by themselves, or perhaps couple, it can still be a very reasonable amount of space to have. While you won’t be finding 7 or 8 bedrooms in these modest creations, you can still manage to find plans that include 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, which may even be enough if you occasionally have guests over. Homes of this size usually only tends to have one bedroom, though, and provides a great option for low-cost housing.
If after you have checked out the various plans on this page, you still do not manage to find anything that suits your needs, we encourage you to also go looking in the sections that have homes that are marginally bigger. We do have individual pages dedicated to homes that are either 1,000, 1,200 or 1,400 square feet, which are the usual upgrades that follow couples’ needs outgrowing that permitted by living on 800 square feet.
While these houses may not be the biggest on the market, they can still be remarkably made with modern twists or perhaps careful consideration in a ranch style. While these houses aren’t as such tiny, you may quickly find yourself outgrowing the space should you suddenly find yourself adding an additional two family members along the way.
You might know that some homes are built so that there’s a breezeway to the guest houses, however, that’s not the only place where breezeways are used. They’re also in dogtrot house plans, which are the house plans that we are including on this specific page.
These are also sometimes called possum-trot, dog-run or simply breezeway houses, especially popular during the 19th century, going into the early 20th century. Today’s dogtrot houses are built using more modern materials than used to be the case.
Their design is simple – two cabins have a breezeway between them, while the entire structure has just one roof. They’re usually single-story with the two different parts being used for different purposes – one was usually used as a kitchen, while the other reserved for the bedroom, which would also help in warm areas, in order to keep the bedroom a nicer temperature. The breezeway area would serve as a cooler space to sit in. There are 1.5-story dogtrot homes out there, although they are common, and the same goes for 2-story ones. Many of them were built in a style similar to the farmhouse options out there.
They’re the symbol of southern Appalachian mountain living around the period of time where they originated.
What you need to be aware of
When you’re building a home, whether it is 800 sq ft, or whether it is a bigger one, it is important to keep in mind what it is you’re wanting the house to be able to achieve for you.
When you’re building something of this size, you won’t be able to have a lot of the luxurious of bigger homes, and you won’t be able to have a courtyard in the middle of it. While we know you are aware of that with this size home, the reality of the matter stretches further, and you should know that it also means you will have a very hard time fitting 3 bedrooms into a space this size.
We encourage you to be realistic about the size of the home that you’re building, and if you want something slightly bigger, whether it is 4 bedrooms or 8 bedrooms, having a realistic expectation to the square footage that is required to comfortably live there, is important. While you may be able to stuff a decent amount of bedrooms into a space, it does not mean you will necessarily be able to live there comfortably, because each room and the hallways will simply be too small to appropriately serve their intended purposes.
If the reason you’re looking for something relatively small is because you’re operating with a narrow lot, we encourage you to check out the categories specifically made for that purpose, where you can find a lot of different options with both 2 stories and 3 stories, to be able to actually offer you the square footage you realistically require.
There are a lot of ways you can make things work for your building project without necessarily having a big plot of land to work with, and our most sincere desire is simply to ensure your long term happiness with what it is you end up building.
2 bedroom options
When you are looking to build a house that is as small as the ones on this page, the most common options are ones that include 2 bedrooms in them. Think about it like this. 2 bedrooms are ideal if you are a young couple looking to get your first house and in order to avoid overdoing it you’re getting an 800 sq ft one where you will have a master bedroom, and then the other bedroom is used as an office. If you then decide to have kids at a later stage, you will likely find that you’re not just outgrowing the square footage but also the amount of bedrooms available in the house. 2bhk are very popular options for this amount of square footage.
While it will feel tight, it is possible to squeeze 3 bedrooms into an 800 sq ft home, but we do promise you – you will need to be ready to make the sacrifices that it entails. There’s definitely no walk-in closet with those bedrooms, and you won’t be able to fit king size beds in them either. If you think you can live with that, go ahead and set the search parameter to only include homes that have that amount. These 3bhk are significacntly more rare than their 2bhk counterparts.
If you are a young adult or a bachelor, we find that a lot of people enjoy these one bedroom options, as it still leaves a nice amount of space for the living room and the kitchen when you’re having to be limited by the square footage. You may not be building that nice and unique H-shaped retirement home with Mediterranean inspiration, but you are probably building something that may serve you very well as a low cost housing solution for a couple of years before your needs become more significant.
With 800 square feet, you are not building a mansion, but you are building something that can serve you well, either just for a sort period of time, or perhaps for a longer period of time. You won’t be building any 2-story or 3-story homes with this amount of square footage, and you probably won’t be able to house a 6-person family either, but they definitely do serve a much needed purpose in a lot of instances.
If you are looking to get a more modern option, getting a house with a loft style is very popular, with the most common sizes for the homes being 20×40 ft. These options can also serve great as a guest house if you’re not planning on using this as your main residence but rather as a detached option that provides your guests the opportunity to retract at their convenience. 2 bedroom, 2 baths will give you all the opportunity t have guests conveniently visiting you without you feeling bothered by stepping on each others toes all the time. Another popular style for this house is the Craftsman style, and if you increase the search metrics up to 1,000 sq ft, you’ll be able to find a lot of our platform’s most popular styles.
You can also go to our section on duplexes, where you can specify the size of the units that you are looking for, where your 800 sq ft home won’t just serve you as a nice economic way to live, but it will additionally be subsidized by your ability to rent out the other unit and recoup a significant part of the investment.
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