English Cottage

Owen Geiger, designer

South Elevation
South Elevation

This charming curved cottage is styled after homes from a bygone era, when rugged timbers supported the roof and walls were reassuringly thick and strong. This modern cottage adds a spacious kitchen with pantry and island, passive solar design, built-in cabinets and computer desk. 834 sq. ft. interior, 2 bedroom, 1 bath; footprint: 27′ x 43′

Floor Plan
Floor Plan


The Plans for Sale

These plans are available as digital PDF files or AutoCAD files and are offered by Dr. Owen Geiger as complete and ready to build from. They include necessary elevations, floorplans, cross section details, and other significant construction details; they don’t show every view, every detail — just enough to build. They do not include electrical and plumbing details. The section views explain how everything goes together and should answer your questions about materials. The plans are scaled and dimensioned.

It is the buyer’s responsibility to find out special requirements, such as what alternative building is allowed in your county or what you have to do to get houses permitted. Are there special requirements for foundations, etc.? Do they require an engineer or architect to stamp the plans? It might be a good idea to know these things before ordering plans.

The AutoCAD version is the same as the PDF version, just in a format that can be read by AutoCAD software or other software that reads .dwg files. We recommend buying the AutoCAD version if you plan to have a professional architect or engineer read or make changes to the plan. This may be necessary in some jurisdictions that require state-licensed architects or engineers to stamp plans before they will be acceptable. Or if you want another professional to make some custom changes to Owen’s stock plans, then AutoCAD version may be the way to  go. If you would like both the PDF and the AutoCAD versions, then just indicate this when you purchase the AutoCAD version and they both will be sent for the price of the AutoCAD file.

This plan is offered with a free copy of Owen’s popular Earthbag Building Guide e-book.

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PDF Digital Plans
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AutoCAD files

2 thoughts on “English Cottage”

  1. Hi! I’m in Tennessee and want to build pretty much immediately. I would truly like to talk to you about the issues we are facing. We are looking for a builder and any info wewe we can get. I’m ouside of Nashville and have the property already. I look forward to seeing what you have and purchasing plans. Thank you! Mary Duetz


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