Small Cottage House Plans with Porches

Small in Size, Large in Comfort, Affordable

THESE small cottage house plans (all with fabulous porches) offer you a wide variety of styles and floor plans. If you are thinking of downsizing or just love the look of a cottage-style home, Mary and I are confident you can discover the cottage of your dreams.

Porches add immense pleasure, curb appeal, and create an illusion of expansiveness, especially on cottages. Add a cottage garden and you'll create a wonderful and welcoming abode.

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Cottages offer the advantage of being less expensive (less square footage) along with less furniture required, and utilities to pay.

Cottages seem to appeal to both first time homebuyers, empty nesters, and those just wanting to downsize.


Victorian-Style cottage in Madison Indiana
Adorable Victorian-style cottage



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Small contemporary cottage home plan with expansive front porch- Plan #61439
The picket fence, flowers and that porch. Oh my! Who would love to build this small cottage?


Small Cottage House Plans with Porches

We think a bona fide cottage as a quaint charming with perhaps an arbor above a picket fence gate, stone or brick walk way, and a floral garden surrounding a front porch.

Mary and I discovered these cottage home plans that fit that appeal; you'll have to add the picket fence, walk way, and cottage garden.

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This 1400 square foot cottage can boast of a 305 square foot front porch with enough space to enjoy your morning coffee! If even has a grilling porch in back. The open concept living, kitchen, and dining room make for a wonderful place to come home to.


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Small contemporary cottage home plan with expansive front porch - Plan #62118



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Floor plan depicting large open living area - Plan #62118



At only 629 square feet, this cottage home has two bedrooms, an enticing front porch, and a screened entry porch if you so desire.


quaint cottage home plan with a shed roof front porch
Compact cottage with screened front porch - Plan #82343



small cottage two bedroom floor plan
Floor plan depicting fireplace and combination living dining area - Plan #82343



This three bedroom cozy cottage plan has plenty of space at 1277 square feet. The lavish front porch is 184 square feet of comfort under a nicely designed hip roof.

The Craftsman-style porch columns add lots of appeal too. We love the picket fence too.


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Hip porch roof over porch welcoming all who enter - Plan #61439



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Note the 3 bedrooms and kitchen island - Plan #61439



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Island cottage getaway - we could spend some time here for sure!



This elegant cottage home plan contains elements of Craftsman-style homes, has three bedrooms (one perfect for a home office), and two porches.


adorable cottage home plan with quaint front porch with craftsman style porch columns
Delightful side porches - Plan #61451



open floor plan and two porches in cottage home plan
Open floor plan reminiscent of Craftsman-style homes - Plan #61451


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How charming is this?! It packs lots of punch at only 576 square feet. The porch is still large enough for enjoying your ipad and a cup of coffee. It's vaulted ceilings will add visual space; perfect for those wanting a tiny house plus a little more!


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Aesthetically charming cottage house - Plan #86955



cottage floor plan with vaulted ceilings
Note the vaulted ceilings - Plan #86955



traditonal English cottage with colorful cottage garden
Typical English cottage and garden
We want to move in today! With a nice deep front porch and fireplace, this cottage home is ideal. Install a picket fence with an arbor over the gate, plant a cottage garden around the porch, and hang a porch swing to complete the plan.


aethetically pleasing cottage home with deep front porch
733 square feet of charm - Plan #95999



cottage floor plan with nice size rooms and fireplace
Simple yet efficient floor plan - Plan #95999



Imagine this home with a picket fence and cottage-style landscaping - and you sitting on the front porch! At 914 square feet, this small cottage house plan may be just what you are looking for. It has plenty of room in which to relax and entertain with an exterior to be envied.


aethetically pleasing cottage home with deep front porch
An envious cottage home - Plan #87371



cottage floor plan with nice size rooms and fireplace
Start moving in - Plan #87371



Small Cottage House Plan Considerations

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Small cottages use dual-purpose features and furniture to take advantage of limited space. With today's technological advances, many appliances and other furnishings are space-saving allowing you to enjoy the same functionality found in larger homes.

Here are a few ideas you can incorporate into your cottage home house plan.
  • Optimize your vertical space both in architectural style and for storage solutions
  • Pick a plan that emphasizes the middle of the home and add as much natural light as is feasible; install larger size windows is one easy solution.
  • Install maintenance free siding and choose a metal roof (although initially more costly, it will be less costly over time)
  • Leave the upstairs floor joists exposed, which can add up to 10 inches of height below. Higher ceilings contribute to a more open feel.
  • Maximize your outdoor living areas such as your porch, deck, or patio, if screened in can give you additional living space.

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If you see a house plan you like on our site, jot down the plan # and have it handy for when you visit Family Home Plans. They have a wonderful collection of plans and most of them can be modified to fit your needs. Search to your heart's content.

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