This Alaskan Woman Built A Phenomenal Tiny Home – And Is Giving Away The Plans For FREE!

Posted by on September 5, 2016 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 25 Comments

Video Source: Ana White

By Amanda Froelich | True Activist

Tiny homes are all the rage nowadays, and for good reason! Not only are they less expensive than most houses, they have been designed to intelligently utilize space – an incredibly neat feature. In addition, some tiny homes – like the one below – are transportable


Fortunately, as more and more people develop plans for their own tiny homes, the innovative abodes are becoming easier to invest in and construct. One you might be interested in follows.

TreeHugger shares that a woman named Ana White, who is best known for her DIY blog that offers free plans for building furniture, created her own tiny home in a remote area in Alaska with her husband. Now, the gracious duo is giving away the plans for FREE!

Credit: Ana White

Credit: Ana White

The abode, referred to as The Quartz, is built on a 24-foot long and 8.5-foot wide PJ Super Wide Channel B6 trailer. There is no hookup for water, but that’s reportedly common due to the extreme temperatures in Alaska. Such allows for easier maintenance.

Credit: Ana White

Because there is no running water, there is no bathroom. However, the home is not the family’s primary residence. It exists as a temporary space to live in while they work on another building structure nearby. An alternative plan will soon be offered for those who want to construct the tiny house and include extra amenities.


Credit: Ana White

The interior is simple and uncluttered. The main sitting area features a great trundle sofa-bed storage combo that rolls out from under another bed on a platform.

Credit: Ana White

Credit: Ana White

The rungs on the shelving double as a ladder going up to the loft.

The interior is simple and uncluttered. The main sitting area features a great trundle sofa-bed storage combo that rolls out from under another bed on a platform.

The kitchen, as well, is simple but functional. A counter can be transformed into a full-size dining table (or work table), and the cabinets cost about $200 to make. Wood panels cover the double sink to allow for more counter space.

Credit: Ana White

Credit: Ana White

Credit: Ana White

Credit: Ana White

Credit: Ana White

The Alaskan blogger’s story is pretty inspiring. Like many people, Ana never saw herself living in  a tiny home, but necessity required her and her husband to get creative and craft their own home and furniture. Now, she inspires thousands with her blog which has thousands of projects.

Now that her offerings have gained widespread traction, she can support her family with the online resource, a book she intends to publish, and a pilot show on television.

The intriguing blogger explains why she wants to give the plans away for free:

I needed to be able to provide plans for free so women could look at it and it would create confidence in them that ‘I can build this’. I knew that for me, as a mom with a single income, a really limited income, at home all day, it needed to be free because I myself couldn’t have afforded to pay $10 a plan.”

Credit: Ana White

The Quartz may not be for everyone, but it’s a functional tiny home which could house those who are pleased with a simple accommodation. Plus, the plans are FREE. Be sure to check those out by visiting Ana’s blog. 

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  1. IMO stuff about spirituality are fantastic

  2. Still costs the earth to build

  3. Yong Cp Yong Cp says:

    VERY TRUE ‘ simple DESIGNED HOUSE ‘ that SUIT ‘ your EYES ‘ your WISHES ‘ etc for COMFORT N’ a simple LIVING LIFE’ ain’t ANYWAY ‘ A TROUBLED CHOOSER’ but very own DREAMER’ that’s BEST. Tq.

  4. Big windows don’t hold in much heat, and bears can have a front row seat.

  5. Carmen Helena Roberts look free plans for u

  6. It still bigger than rental house which most rented for many years in Jakarta, Indonesia by numerous of family… Eventhough this Ana White house is small but still got good view.. But in here, the view is only one meter wide road.. Then you see other neighbor’s door.. Can you imagine how’s inside the head of the house member? And I’m still thinking the way to solve this problem…

  7. This is not tiny come to Africa il show you the meaning of tiny.i love their design though.

  8. Linda Wal Linda Wal says:

    Is it called a caravan?

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