Another house floor plan for those who are starting out on a smallholding or farm that has no buildings, etc on it.
When first moving onto a small holding you may not have enough capital to set up everything all at once.
So you have to plan each stage of setting-up your farm, and allot your money to the most essential requirements.
- To start with, you’ll need basic accommodation for you and your family.
- Even though your accommodation maybe compact, it’s important to make things as comfortable as possible, to keep stress to a minimal. Because hardships and stress can easily break up a family!
- Also take into consideration, a small compact house can always be turned into rental lodgings, for extra income, once you build a better house for yourself.
Simple house plan no. 3:
I have already provided two simple compact house plans in previous posts. This one today consists of three attic bedrooms and the ground floor base is about 62 square metres.
- It has a fascinating twist to it, in the way the staircase spirals around the pantry and bathroom.
- And the main theme of this one is that it has big spacious social entertaining aspect to its lounge, dining-room and kitchen area.
Check out what I mean…
Ground floor layout:
- When entering via the back door, you have stairs going up on your left. They circle up to the upper floor.
- And under these stairs you have a pantry, where a fridge, deep-freeze can be placed. And shelving or cupboard units in there will be just great for storage too.
- To the right-hand side of the kitchen, a modern stove can be fitted in the lower cupboard units.
- Narrow horizontal windows between the lower and upper units will give you more cupboard space and lots of light too. And a fan extractor can be directly fitted in the narrow window above the stove.
- Note there is sliding doors and an entrance door, that can be opened out onto patios and braai areas. This will give your home a feeling of openness and freedom to entertain.
- Also note the plumbing of the kitchen and the bathroom above are pretty close, to keep plumbing costs down. Check out the upper floor plan too, to see what I mean:
Upper floor plan:
- The stairs circle round the bathroom area and come up to a landing that three bedrooms lead off.
- Each bedroom has a wardrobe, one bigger than the others.
- The upper-floor inner walls are not brick. They can be wooded frame partitions.
- Floor rafters and floor: wood.
- The outer walls mustn’t be lower than 2.060 metres (that is height of a door). There must be enough head room according building regulations.
- Attic rooms save costs of more foundations and having normal height of brick walls as you would have on a ground floor, log-cabin type house.
- · The roof could be peaked, A-frame or lean-to, depending on costs in your region. And of cause the décor look of the house when it’s finished.
Next post on homesteading:
Also a three bedroom layout, but very multipurpose… You have a choice of also having a shower-room or walk in dressing room too!