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Takoma 965

The Takoma 965 is a roomy two-story, 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath house suitable for singles and couples.  Add an optional 465 sq.ft. ground floor bedroom suite and upgrade to 2 full baths to age in place or to start a family.

About the plan

Inspired by the arts and crafts movement of the early 20th century, this home should look familiar to most folks living in North America. With this aesthetic back in style, this house will fit in with an established neighborhood or on a new lot equally well. This modest version is intended as a starter home for a young couple, with a pre-planned addition to allow starting a family and to facilitate aging in place. There are multiple layout options on both floors that allows for customization to suit the owner’s tastes.

Blank Floor Plans

These sheets are included in the study plan set so you can try out furniture arrangements before you buy construction plans.  It's a great way to make sure the house is the right size for you!  Click the brown box for a preview.

Big Picture Information

Study Plans

If you’ve found the flyer compelling, the next step is to get serious about building the house. Our Study Plans consist of detailed drawings that let you discuss your project with a builder and begin to work up semi-realistic costs. For more info, click here:

Construction Plans

Whether you’re building a code-compliant plan or chose to add our Enhanced Efficiency details to create a high-performance home, you will start by reaching out via the contact page so we can work up a proposal.  We’ve found that selling stock plans and leaving you trying to figure out how to get them built is not a good experience.  We know there will need to be changes based on local building requirements, and you probably want to tweak things a bit yourself.  For a more detailed explanation for why we only provide custom plans, click here:

All Study Plans are $35, or use the “3for2” coupon

Customized Plans

We recognize that the best houses are designed to fit the site, local climate and the owner’s lifestyle. We are happy to customize any of our plans, so please contact us for an initial discussion.

Natural Homes

We do not sell pre-designed natural homes on our website--there are just too many variables to make that feasible. Whether you are already knowledgeable about natural home building techniques, or want to begin to educate yourself, contact us for an initial discussion. Click here to learn some fundamentals of Natural Home Design, or click on the “My Home” menu tab.

Phone Support

In this age of artificial intelligence, there’s no substitute for interaction with an actual human, especially with something as complicated as building a house. Study plans come with a 1/2 hour of phone support, and construction plans come with a minimum of 4 hours. Learn more here:

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