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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    • 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

    2

    Baths

    2

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    924 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

    -

    • Color version 2 - Front - Affordable small cottage home plan, unfinished walkout (allowing for extra beds), large covered terrace - The Trail Seeker
    • 1st level - Affordable small cottage home plan, unfinished walkout (allowing for extra beds), large covered terrace - The Trail Seeker 1st level
    • Basement - Affordable small cottage home plan, unfinished walkout (allowing for extra beds), large covered terrace - The Trail Seeker Basement

    Bedrooms

    1

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    840 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - Charming Country Style home with 3 bedrooms and open floor plan layout - Gaillon 1
    • 1st level - Charming Country Style home with 3 bedrooms and open floor plan layout - Gaillon 1 1st level
    • 2nd level - Charming Country Style home with 3 bedrooms and open floor plan layout - Gaillon 1 2nd level
    • Basement - Charming Country Style home with 3 bedrooms and open floor plan layout - Gaillon 1 Basement

    Bedrooms

    2, 3

    Baths

    2

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1168 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - Affordable country cottage house plan, 2 to 3 bedrooms or home office, mezzanine, covered balcony - Celeste
    • 1st level - Affordable country cottage house plan, 2 to 3 bedrooms or home office, mezzanine, covered balcony - Celeste 1st level
    • 2nd level - Affordable country cottage house plan, 2 to 3 bedrooms or home office, mezzanine, covered balcony - Celeste 2nd level

    Bedrooms

    2, 3

    Baths

    2

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1226 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • Color version 6 - Front - 2 to 3 bedroom affordable home plan, transitional home design, with mezzanine and open floor plan - The Woodlette 2
    • 1st level - 2 to 3 bedroom affordable home plan, transitional home design, with mezzanine and open floor plan - The Woodlette 2 1st level
    • 2nd level - 2 to 3 bedroom affordable home plan, transitional home design, with mezzanine and open floor plan - The Woodlette 2 2nd level
    • Basement - 2 to 3 bedroom affordable home plan, transitional home design, with mezzanine and open floor plan - The Woodlette 2 Basement

    Bedrooms

    2, 3

    Baths

    2

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1295 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • Color version 1 - Front - Affordable bungalow house plan, 3 bedrooms, front porch, large family room, laundry closet on main - Rockland
    • 1st level - Affordable bungalow house plan, 3 bedrooms, front porch, large family room, laundry closet on main - Rockland 1st level

    Bedrooms

    3

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1127 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • Color version 2 - Front - Modern ranch house plan, 2 bedrooms, low-cost construction, open floor plan, fireplace, charming style  - Barrington
    • 1st level - Modern ranch house plan, 2 bedrooms, low-cost construction, open floor plan, fireplace, charming style  - Barrington 1st level
    • Basement - Modern ranch house plan, 2 bedrooms, low-cost construction, open floor plan, fireplace, charming style  - Barrington Basement

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1102 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - Ranch style bungalow, low-building costs, 2 bedrooms, ideal starter home, front covered porch - Inland Cottage 2
    • 1st level - Ranch style bungalow, low-building costs, 2 bedrooms, ideal starter home, front covered porch - Inland Cottage 2 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    946 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - Small & affordable 3 bedroom bungalow house plan, open concept kitchen, dining and living room - Miranda 5
    • 1st level - Small & affordable 3 bedroom bungalow house plan, open concept kitchen, dining and living room - Miranda 5 1st level
    • Basement - Small & affordable 3 bedroom bungalow house plan, open concept kitchen, dining and living room - Miranda 5 Basement

    Bedrooms

    3

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1024 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - 1 bedroom modern mid-century house plan with open floor plan, economical home, unfinished daylight basement - Oxford
    • 1st level - 1 bedroom modern mid-century house plan with open floor plan, economical home, unfinished daylight basement - Oxford 1st level
    • Basement - 1 bedroom modern mid-century house plan with open floor plan, economical home, unfinished daylight basement - Oxford Basement

    Bedrooms

    1

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    1

    Living area

    1212 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • Color version 7 - Front - Small tiny modern home plan, 2 bedrooms, full bathroom, open floor plan, laundry closet - Foster
    • 1st level - Small tiny modern home plan, 2 bedrooms, full bathroom, open floor plan, laundry closet - Foster 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    629 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - ORIGINAL MODEL - Country small and affordable starter home plan, 2 to 3 bedrooms, 9 foot ceiling, lots of natural lights  - Melia
    • 1st level - Country small and affordable starter home plan, 2 to 3 bedrooms, 9 foot ceiling, lots of natural lights  - Melia 1st level
    • 2nd level - Country small and affordable starter home plan, 2 to 3 bedrooms, 9 foot ceiling, lots of natural lights  - Melia 2nd level

    Bedrooms

    2, 3

    Baths

    2

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    943 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • Color version 4 - Front - Small craftsman home plan, 2+ bedrooms, large kitchen with pantry, laundry on main - Nordika 2
    • 1st level - Small craftsman home plan, 2+ bedrooms, large kitchen with pantry, laundry on main - Nordika 2 1st level
    • Basement - Small craftsman home plan, 2+ bedrooms, large kitchen with pantry, laundry on main - Nordika 2 Basement

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1020 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - Economical 2 bedroom modern rustic bungalow house plan, covered front porch, unfinished basement - Sisken
    • 1st level - Economical 2 bedroom modern rustic bungalow house plan, covered front porch, unfinished basement - Sisken 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    835 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

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

    Bedrooms

    3

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1106 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - Affordable bungalow house plan with sunken living room, open concept, entry hall with coat closet - Frisco 2
    • 1st level - Affordable bungalow house plan with sunken living room, open concept, entry hall with coat closet - Frisco 2 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1098 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • Color version 1 - Front - Small country cabin house plan, 2 bedrooms, laundry facilities on main, french doors, covered porch - Baldwin
    • 1st level - Small country cabin house plan, 2 bedrooms, laundry facilities on main, french doors, covered porch - Baldwin 1st level
    • 2nd level - Small country cabin house plan, 2 bedrooms, laundry facilities on main, french doors, covered porch - Baldwin 2nd level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    1

    Living area

    1176 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL -  -
    • 1st level -  - 1st level
    • 2nd level -  - 2nd level

    Bedrooms

    3

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    1

    Living area

    1374 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    -

    • front - BASE MODEL - Two-bedroom house plan with nice front porch, fireplace, lots of natural light in kitchen, garage included - Lowrey
    • 1st level - Two-bedroom house plan with nice front porch, fireplace, lots of natural light in kitchen, garage included - Lowrey 1st level

    Bedrooms

    2

    Baths

    1

    Powder r.

    -

    Living area

    1072 sq.ft.

    Garage type

    One-car garage