Affordable House Plans
Here’s the problem with featuring an "affordable house plans" category... Everyone has their own definition of what an affordable house plan is. Furthermore, the total cost to build a home plan depends on a whole lot of different factors, such as building location and building materials. Building a home in Wichita, Kansas with modestly priced materials, for example, will likely have a very different final price tag than building the same home in, say, San Francisco, California with premium materials. So, please take that into consideration as you browse the below collection.
Baby Boomer House Plans
Baby Boomer house plans accommodate a variety of factors typically associated with the Baby Boomer Generation. If you’re a Baby Boomer, that means you’re in your mid-50s, 60s, or 70s. At this point in your life you may have grown children and young grandchildren who need to stay with you—be it for a summer vacation, or as a more permanent arrangement. You may also need to house elderly parents or inlaws who can no longer take care of themselves. For this reason, you'll discover multi-generational house plans in the collection below.
Empty Nest House Plans
If you’re looking for an empty nest house plan (also called a retirement house plan), that probably means the kids have moved out and it’s just you or you and your partner left to live life as you please… THANK GOODNESS! What’s more, congratulations--you’ve just survived 18 years of tantrums, homework, spilled drinks, and never-ending flu seasons. Peace, relaxation, and sanity have returned, at last!
Narrow Lot House Plans
Land is expensive, particularly in a densely developed city or suburb. Find a house plan that fits your narrow lot here. While the exact definition of a narrow lot varies from place to place, many of the house plan designs in this collection measure 50 feet or less in width. These slim designs range in style from simple Craftsman bungalows to charming cottages and even ultra-sleek contemporary house designs.
Sloped Lot House Plans
Most people would probably prefer owning a perfectly flat lot. Why? Because this this type of surface tends to be easier to build upon. But sometimes life isn’t perfect. In fact, most of the time, life is far from perfect. Some people may only be able to afford a sloping lot, while others may be forced onto a hillside due to their love of the outdoors. Just think--if your dream is to have a house in the mountains or wilderness, for instance, this kind of area may have nothing but hills to build on. Does this mean you just forget about building your dream home? Heck no. At Dream Home Source, we understand that most people face some kind of lot challenge. That’s why we feature collections of house plans specifically designed for unique lot challenges, like a narrow width (seen most often in cities) or a slope.
Starter House Plans
Can your starter house also be your dream home? Absolutely. In fact, if the design is flexible enough, you may never need to move. Starter homes aren’t just for newlyweds or young families. Because home ownership has become expensive, it’s likely that your first house has been years in the making while up money by living in an apartment or with parents. Or maybe you’ve already owned a home (perhaps a fixer-upper) but now you’re ready to start from the ground up to make your vision come true. Empty nesters looking to downsize can also appreciate the elegant simplicity of these homes.
Tiny House Plans
Whether you're working with a modest budget, don't require much square footage, or wish to create a guest house, our collection of tiny house plans is definitely worth exploring!
Vacation House Plans
Vacation house plans are as diverse as vacations themselves. Some people might consider a beautiful beach in Malibu, California to be the ideal vacation spot. Others may enjoy a week or two in the snowy mountains of Colorado. Others still may simply seek a cozy cottage out in the middle of nowhere—far from work, traffic, and the daily grind.