The Anderjack Shell
99+ SQ FT
|House Width||7'||Porch||7' x 2'|
|House Length||16'||House Height||11' 2"|
|Dry Weight||4000 lbs||Ceiling Height||6'-6"|
This little structure measures in at just 99 square feet, not including the porch. Its entrance is flanked by two massive columns which, together with the generously sized purlin, eave and window trim, place the building squarely in the Craftsman tradition.
The exterior dimensions are approximately 7' wide x 16' long. The porch adds another 2' to the length. At the roof line, the Anderjack is 9'6" wide and 20' long; and it stands at 11'2" tall (not including the foundation). The downstairs has a ceiling height of 6'6", and the loft height is 3'.
About the Backyard Bungalow models
Undue expense and red tape have been cut to keep the Backyard Bungalows user friendly and affordable. Most municipalities mandate that a permit is not required to put a building of less than 120 square feet on your property, though you'd want to check with your local building and zoning departments to be sure. While you're at it, see if there are any setback requirements that govern where a structure can be set or how it can officially be used.
Finishing the shell interior
The shell has a wide-open, unobstructed interior, and the overall interior dimensions and window placements have been meticulously correlated to fit perfectly with all of our primary Interior Components (washroom, kitchenette, and step storage). As such, Four Lights homes are far more versatile and offer owners the added option of designing their own interior using our Component Furnishings.
A sleeping loft can be set on the collar ties overhead with ease, or you may choose to put a bed downstairs. You can also consider a Murphy bed or other foldaway furniture. Including a lot of storage is a great way to open up the area as much as possible for a sense of volume. Built-ins are also a great way to maximize space.
Foundation or Trailer
The Anderjack plans include a foundation on concrete footings, but the foundation choices are limitless. The Anderjack can also be built as a Road Bungalow by putting it on a trailer. This house was designed to fit perfectly between the wheel wells of a standard car hauler. These sturdy structures can be moved from foundation to trailer (or vice versa) without any damage to the structural integrity.