Simple starter house plans for first-time house owners

Our starter house plans for first time house buyers offer models whose construction costs (builder grade finishes) can be below $200,000 (excluding land and taxes). The construction of a first house is an exciting event but from a monetary point of view, it can be frightening as well. Obviously, material selection and location will affect your build cost. It is best to make your house plan selection, and then get 3-4 quotes from different contractors specifying the same materials and finishes to be sure you are on budget. Then, enjoy the process of building your first house exactly as you want it!

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    • Color version 5 - Front - Garage apartment house plan with 2 bedrooms, open floor plan and balcony - Morgan's Walk
    • 1st level - Garage apartment house plan with 2 bedrooms, open floor plan and balcony - Morgan's Walk 1st level
    • 2nd level - Garage apartment house plan with 2 bedrooms, open floor plan and balcony - Morgan's Walk 2nd level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    1

    Living area

    1068 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    Two-car garage

    • front - BASE MODEL - 2-storey 2 bedroom small and tiny Modern house with deck on 2nd floor, affordable building costs - Joshua
    • 1st level - 2-storey 2 bedroom small and tiny Modern house with deck on 2nd floor, affordable building costs - Joshua 1st level
    • 2nd level - 2-storey 2 bedroom small and tiny Modern house with deck on 2nd floor, affordable building costs - Joshua 2nd level

    Bedrooms

    1, 2

    Baths

    2

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    924 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - Comfortable country farmhouse with covered front porch & 3 bedrooms - Manley
    • 1st level - Comfortable country farmhouse with covered front porch & 3 bedrooms - Manley 1st level
    • 2nd level - Comfortable country farmhouse with covered front porch & 3 bedrooms - Manley 2nd level

    Bedrooms

    3

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    1

    Living area

    1288 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - Small modern cabin, scandinavian inspired cottage, 2 bedrooms, open floor plan, fireplace, large covered patio - Bonzai
    • 1st level - Small modern cabin, scandinavian inspired cottage, 2 bedrooms, open floor plan, fireplace, large covered patio - Bonzai 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    686 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL -  -
    • 1st level -  - 1st level

    Bedrooms

    3

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1131 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL -  -
    • 1st level -  - 1st level

    Bedrooms

    3

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1090 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL -  -
    • 1st level -  - 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1153 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL -  - Dafoe
    • 1st level -  - Dafoe 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    901 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    One-car garage

    • front - BASE MODEL - Traditional one floor 3 bedroom house plan, kitchen island,  full family bathroom, lots of  natural lights - Sandcrest
    • 1st level - Traditional one floor 3 bedroom house plan, kitchen island,  full family bathroom, lots of  natural lights - Sandcrest 1st level

    Bedrooms

    3

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1113 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL -  -
    • 1st level -  - 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1001 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - Victorian inspired cottage plan, 3 bedrooms, abundant fenestration, shutters, open space - Davenport
    • 1st level - Victorian inspired cottage plan, 3 bedrooms, abundant fenestration, shutters, open space - Davenport 1st level
    • 2nd level - Victorian inspired cottage plan, 3 bedrooms, abundant fenestration, shutters, open space - Davenport 2nd level

    Bedrooms

    3

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    1

    Living area

    1286 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - Small 3 bedroom house plan, affordable ranch home design, eat-in kitchen, large family bathroom - Inland Cottage 3
    • 1st level - Small 3 bedroom house plan, affordable ranch home design, eat-in kitchen, large family bathroom - Inland Cottage 3 1st level

    Bedrooms

    3

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1147 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL -  -
    • 1st level -  - 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    958 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - English style inspired house plan, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, breakfast nook and more - Herschel
    • 1st level - English style inspired house plan, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, breakfast nook and more - Herschel 1st level
    • 2nd level - English style inspired house plan, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, breakfast nook and more - Herschel 2nd level

    Bedrooms

    3

    Baths

    2

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1365 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - Affordable 3 bedroom bungalow with separate corner bath and shower - Selma
    • 1st level - Affordable 3 bedroom bungalow with separate corner bath and shower - Selma 1st level

    Bedrooms

    3

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1180 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - Affordable bungalow house plan, lots of natural lights, nice family room with corner fireplace - Cordia
    • 1st level - Affordable bungalow house plan, lots of natural lights, nice family room with corner fireplace - Cordia 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1217 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - Affordable 2 bedroom transitional style bungalow house plan with full basement and veranda - Sandhill
    • 1st level - Affordable 2 bedroom transitional style bungalow house plan with full basement and veranda - Sandhill 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    911 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - Affordable Ranch house plan with open floor plan and double sided fireplace - Springbrook 2
    • 1st level - Affordable Ranch house plan with open floor plan and double sided fireplace - Springbrook 2 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1173 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • Color version 3 - Front - Affordable Small Cottage-styel home (rustic cottage) with unfinished bonus space on second floor - DIY project - Celeste 3
    • 1st level - Affordable Small Cottage-styel home (rustic cottage) with unfinished bonus space on second floor - DIY project - Celeste 3 1st level
    • 2nd level - Affordable Small Cottage-styel home (rustic cottage) with unfinished bonus space on second floor - DIY project - Celeste 3 2nd level

    Bedrooms

    1, 2, 3

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1412 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - Affordable modern rustic ranch bungalow, 2-car garage, master suite with private shower, open floor concept - Miranda 3
    • 1st level - Affordable modern rustic ranch bungalow, 2-car garage, master suite with private shower, open floor concept - Miranda 3 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    2

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1040 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    Two-car garage