What to Look Forward to in 2019

The Year Ahead!

Another year is winding down and we’re beginning to think a little bit about the year ahead. We’ve got plan updates and price changes, a new super energy efficient house coming under construction this Spring, and seasonal/quarterly house plan giveaways in the works for 2019 so it promises to be a full one at THE small HOUSE CATALOG. Hope you’ll stick with us throughout!

Plan Updates and Pricing Changes

Shawn has begun the process of making extensive updates to all of the plans currently for sale on THE small HOUSE CATALOG website. These changes include fully updating plans to current IRC specifications, cleaning up plans generally for great flow and including electrical plans as a part of all plans (something that previously is an add on service with a price tag of $150.00). Along with those changes will come updated pricing to the plans, with all house plans rising to $99.99. At this time, we are intending to update and enhance our tiny house plans (new prices will be $49.99 post-updates). Look for these changes to unroll throughout the next few months. In addition to the plans being updated and including the electrical plans, we are planning to allow all subscribers to the site to enjoy special pricing for the first full month that a new plan is released (in other words, for the first month, subscribers pay only $49.99 for the current release).

New Energy Efficient House Build Getting Underway

We have spent about a year working on a house plan for a very restricted building envelope on a lot here in our home town of Point Roberts. It’s been challenging to say the least, but at last we have a plan that is functional and ready to be submitted for permitting. We plan to incorporate as many energy efficient processes as possible, aiming for near (or better!) Passive House Standards. Lots of planning and work still to do on this project, but please look for some updates about the build in the year to come. We look forward to sharing.

Seasonal Giveaways!

For fun last year, we hosted a couple of house plan giveaways once a quarter. To enter, we asked interested people to leave a comment on our facebook page or on the blog page and then chose random winners after a few days for comments to accumulate. This was a great experience! For one thing, we loved hearing from followers and learning what people wanted to do and where they wanted to do it. For another, it’s nice to host a giveaway now and again, who doesn’t love winning something?!!? Please look forward to these giveaways throughout 2019 with the first giveaway appearing to ring in the year on January 1, 2019. Thereafter, we’ll host one on April Fool’s Day (no kidding), July 1st and Labor Day.

Thank You!

We’d also like to take a moment to say thank you to all of you who’ve been there along the way - supporting our small business with purchases and increasing our spirits with friendly notes, pictures of homes under construction and other encouraging interactions. It makes our work meaningful, so THANK YOU! We hope your holiday season is warm and wonderful and that 2019 brings good things.