Converting a Garage into a Cottage

Converting a  Garage into a Cottage

By

William Edward Summers

 

In the world of affordable housing a garage converted into a cottage is among the top five inexpensive dwellings. Online design firm easybuildingplans.com has created a ready to use immediate download of plans for a 20 x 24 foot garage with conversion to cottage plans.

The process for this type of project is favorable because the initial building, the garage, is one of the easiest buildings for which to get building permit, and is very simple to cost estimate. Later after building the garage, a second set of plans required to convert the garage into a dwelling are also simple and can easily obtain a building permit.

It is surprising to see how a comfortable and viable one bedroom house can be made out of a 20’ x 24’ easybuildingplans.com basic garage. If attic trusses are used for the roof an additional standing room attic can also be created.

Building a garage then converting it into a little house is pretty much the most risk-free positive cash flow project that can be cheaply built. It also is a dream first house to build from scratch. If a low cost lot can be obtained, the house can be built for the price of a high mid-level car.

This project contains two plans: One for a basic easybuildingplans.com 20’ x 24’ garage. The second plan is the plan package for converting the garage into a one bedroom cottage. Both are for permit application. The plan packages consists of: The foundation plan, floor plan, the roof framing plan, a section, four elevations, connection details and general specs. For more information click: https://easybuildingplans.com/149229-2/

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Optimizing Your Building Permit Application

Guide to Optimizinget Your Building Permit Application

This new publication “Guide to Optimizing Your Building Permit Application” by William Edward Summers will help you to expedite your building permit application.

 

The Most Popular Plan on my Stock plans Site

30′ x 50′ Two Story Shop with Apartment

30 x 50 two storey shop with apartment

30 x 50 two storey shop with apartment

This is our most popular ready to use stock plan. Versions of this plan have been built in California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. The small two bedroom apartment may be repeated within the building envelope if shop space is not required to obtain up to four units. There is tremendous flexibility with this plan and great revenue generating potential.

Here is what you will get:

Four elevations, floor plans, sections, roof framing plan, second floor framing plan, foundation plan, framing details, connection details , specifications.

We are offering this plan directly from the designer during the month of June 2014 only for $149.99 USD. This will be available on Amazon.com in June at an increased price. Use any of the forms to inquire. I will send you a paypal invoice or buy now.

30 x 50 two storey shop

30 x 50 two storey shop

Apartment on mezzanine level

Apartment on mezzanine level

30 x 50 Shop
Second Storey of 30′ x 50 Shop showing mezzanine level apartment

 

The Other Most Popular Plan

 

20 x 24 two storey garage

20 x 24 two storey garage

The other most popular plan is a 20′ x 20′ two storey garage. Upstairs is one big room with a small half bath in one corner. Add a full apartment upstairs later, the floor plan is included with the plan package. This project is only $ 99.99 USD until June 30, 2015. It is going to Amazon.com in June at an increased price.

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20 x 24 two storey garage

20 x 24 two storey garage

20 x 24 frirst floor plan

20 x 24 frirst floor plan

30’x50′ Two Storey Shop with Apartment

30 x 50 elevation

This two storey shop with an apartment has recently been our most popular plan. The building is inexpensive to build and offers amazing flexibility. The mezzanine level apartment is on the top corner of one end and the rest of the building is open. It is possible to repeat the 20′ x 30′  two bedroom apartment up to four times within the building envelope to create up to four units. This plan will be offered on Amazon in June 2015 but you can buy directly here at a slightly lower price. Contact with your questions and an invoice. $149.99 for the plans.

Fourteen foot high shop door

Fourteen foot high shop door

The biography has been completed

The biography of William Edward Summers has been completed and is posted to Wikitecture. It tells about his early childhood in Bavaria, school years in Old West Lawrence, and launch of his career in San Francisco.  It does not cover the continual harassment he has experienced from  people with negative and prejudiced attitudes and explore the trials he encountered moving to a new country. The biography gives a general overview of his fascinating career. View it here:

http://architecture.wikia.com/wiki/William_Edward_Summers