Converting a Garage into a Cottage

Converting a  Garage into a Cottage


William Edward Summers

20 x 24 Garage

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In the world of affordable housing a garage converted into a cottage is among the top five inexpensive dwellings. Online design firm 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’ 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 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: