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12×16 Tiny Timber Frame House


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Are you looking for a frame with a small footprint that maximizes your space? Build up, not out! This 12×16 tiny timber frame house packs 284 square feet of space into the main floor and loft. The popular lean-to roof design makes for a clean, contemporary look and fewer timbers to cut.

The first floor of this 12×16 tiny timber frame boasts a ceiling height of almost 9 feet under the loft floor. Half of the space is open to the roof above, making a ceiling height of almost thirteen feet for a spacious feel! The ceiling in the loft varies from 5 feet to about 7 feet tall.

  • Sturdy 8×8 posts
  • 192 s/f main floor
  • 92 s/f loft level
  • 6x girts and joists are economical
  • Add a ship’s ladder stair to the loft
  • Generous overhangs for sun and rain protection

The plan sets consist of a total of 27 pages chock full of the information you need to complete this project. Formatted in instantly-downloadable pdfs, you can print these from your home on 8 ½” x 11” paper. We provide you with axonometric drawings so you can visualize the finished product, and a three-dimensional exploded diagram showing how the pieces of the framework together. In addition, there are plan and elevation drawings, detailed drawings and piece drawings showing each cut on every timber. And we provide you with a full timber list, peg count and a list of structural screws required to complete the frame.

12x16 Tiny Timber Frame House

Important Information:

Timber Frame HQ provides plans for construction purposes but does not oversee the construction. The plan purchaser is responsible for assuring the plan meets local codes and regulations. It is the responsibility of the plan purchaser to obtain any and all structural analysis, engineering, and specifications that may be required in the municipality in which it is to be built. The plan purchaser is to verify all lot conditions and measurements before construction. Purchaser is responsible for additional expenses incurred in order to meet local code and engineering requirements.

Customer understands that the following conditions in your specific area may require additional engineering:

  1. Wind / hurricane / tornado
  2. Seismic / earthquake
  3. Heavy snow
  4. Flood potential
  5. Soil instability
  6. Timber Frame Engineering

Customer understands that HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical will not be included in all plans.
Purchaser agrees that the use of the plan is for the construction of one house

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