THE Carver, like our other tiny house plans, is named for a small community. Carver, Oregon was first settled in 1846 by the Horace Baker family. The name was changed a few times from the original Baker's Quarry (due to a massive basaltic rock formation) to Stone to Carver. Though the last two names were surnames, they fit the description of the history very well.
The Baker cabin was built ten years later on the site and this day remains as a museum. A restoration kept the old homestead standing. The construction is of mortise and tenoned douglas fir logs with horse-hair for chinking. We think that some of our standard energy efficient construction details would be more appropriate. Much like the old cabin, we have a sleeping loft designed in, though ours is accessible from the inside. Can you imagine those cold pioneer nights, walking out of your hearth-warmed cabin and climbing exterior steps in the snow to go to bed?
Unlike the Carver and Carver A, the 'B' is formed around a little more open space. The bedrooms are less than code minimum for most of the country. Caveat Emptor. Some places may allow you to build this version, some may not have a code that would be restricting. The 'master' bedroom is smaller than the required 70sf though a queen bed would fit (sort of). We are pretty pleased with our little bunk room which can accomodate two twin mattresses, one over the other. We even got a tiny closet in there. On top of that, there is 70 more square feet over the main bedroom and closet. The peak measures 7'-4" inside allowing for both laying down and standing up. Furthermore, the area over the bunk can be used as storage space or a very cozy sleeping loft; railing optional.
Build the Carver and indulge the inner pioneer!
This plan is sold with slab, joisted or post and beam style foundation included. Other styles are available on request (and for a small fee, of course). Contact us for timeframe and cost (and please remember to include the plan name and/or number. We can't yet read minds!) At this time, we will not make custom revisions to the plan. However, if you would like to make suggestions to improve the plan, we would love to hear your comments. If you simply must have something changed, consider purchasing the Erasable Vellum or CAD file.
All plans include four elevations, floor plans, foundation plans, at least two building sections, framing plans for the second floor and/or roof, and notes and construction details. This is everything you will need to build, but may not be everything you need to get a permit. Electrical layouts, cabinet elevations and engineering are not included.