112+ SQ FT
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|House Width||6'-10"||Porch||6'-10" x 2'-6"|
|House Length||16'-2"||Main Room||8' x 6'-6"|
|Trailer Size||7' x 16'||Kitchen||4'-6" x 4'|
|Road Height||13'-4"||Bathroom||5’-6” x 2'|
|Dry Weight||5000 lbs||Ceiling Height||6'-6"|
The Gifford is the design of Jay Shafer's own house. It's a stunning 7’ x 16’ structure squarely rooted in the American Craftsman Style. It has been beefed up where beefing up was necessary for a sense of mass and fortification, and it has been pared down everywhere else. It has a standing seam, metal roof, cedar board-and batten siding and a tiny integral porch that’s good for staying dry as you perch or fumble for your keys. The interior is all knotty pine. The cathedral ceiling is 9’ 8” tall at the peak. As a shell, it accommodates any of the components listed on the Compact Furnishings page and more.
Ironically, this little thing was inspired by the sizable Great Lodges of North America. When you enter it, you enter into a relatively narrow space that opens into a relatively huge space with a cathedral ceiling to increase the sense of mass and fortification.
The bathroom’s interior is 21” W x 53” L; the great room’s 96” x 75”; the kitchen’s 53” x 46” and the sleeping loft’s just 75” W x 91 ¾” x 33” H. Two skylights over the pillows make it feel much bigger. There’s a 20 ½ “ x 57” desk/dining table, a stainless steel fireplace by Dickinson Marine and a couple of puffy chairs for entertaining.
This house is available as a shell and as a furnished house plan.
A Special Bonus
The Furnished House Plan includes a full set of Compact Furnishing plans. You'll have access to the blueprints for building all of the DIY furnishings and room components that fit into this beautiful house, as shown in the floor plan (see slideshow above).
* Gifford on wheels measures 13'-4" tall, when built on the 22" high deck of a standard car hauler trailer.