This compact home is a Nest for Life.


With an open living/dining/kitchen area, two bedrooms and two full baths plus a loft and multiple decks, the Nest provides a lifetime of flexibility for our modern lives. The first floor bedroom with en-suite bath and walk-in closet is fully accessible and ready for aging in place. The second floor sports a loft open to the living area with access to the balcony and the second bathroom. The second private bedroom is accessed off the stair landing, tucked under the sloping gable roof. Skylights bring in additional light and can open to vent summer heat.


Vaulted ceilings, large windows and 8' tall sliding doors ground the open living and dining area continuing to a large deck to enlarge your living area and bring the outdoors in.

The double door entry and kitchen sport 8' high wood ceilings with an open beam system. Open to the entry deck and living area, the kitchen is flexible with customizable storage, room for an island and a tucked away laundry/pantry. 


Outdoor decks expand the living areas. The covered entry deck provides for outdoor dining and a BBQ next to the kitchen. An 8' x 9' balcony above is open to all and large enough for a cozy seating group for watching sunsets or vistas.

This small home plan is good for small families, aging in place, working from home, and a vacation or second home. Two distinct separate bedroom and bath areas provide for home sharing as well.




The basic house shape is compact, with 2×6 exterior wall construction to provide a strong stable shell. (This home is good candidate for SIP construction, too) The "west" wall includes an additional framed 2x4 wall for plumbing and electrical service to allow the exterior wall to fully insulate the space. All the plumbing fixtures are aligned to this wall with the HWH stashed in the mech space above, providing a straightforward plumbing installation. The extra depth provides for nice deep window sills and gives flexibility to recessing the fridge and other fixtures.

The kitchen has been designed to accommodate the IKEA cabinet system for less expensive creative designs.

Currently offered with crawl space foundation. We can accommodate other foundation types.


1601 Nest - on the boards

  • 941 sf 

  • 24' x 30' footprint (not incl. decks)

  • Two-story with full stair and upper balcony

  • 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths plus loft

  • Open living, kitchen, dining area 

  • Universal Design for aging in place




  • Summary Plan (8-1/2″x11″)


  • Plan Study Set (11″x 17″)

  • Construction Plan Set (24″x 36″)





We are giving a discount to the first buyer of this plan as we finalize the construction documents!


For more information about the plan set contents, read “What’s Available for Download.” or Contact us with questions.

Please Note: All plan set sales are final with no refunds, returns, or exchanges once payment is electronically processed and purchased files are delivered via email.



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