Small Farmhouse Plans...
Country Cottage Charm!

The small farmhouse plans featured here evoke a deep sense of place and unmis- takable connection to this enduring building type.  From a shepherd's cottage rehab in New Zealand to a solar powered prefab in Maine, they captivate our senses and reel us in with charm!


A shepherd's cottage in New Zealand epitomizes the image of an idyllic rural retreat.  Located about two hours southeast of Christchurch on Banks Peninsula, the picturesque dwelling is part of "Annandale," a working sheep farm.  The century old structure recently underwent a complete renovation and is now a vacation rental.

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Photo Credit: Stephen Goodneough


Simple in form, the gabled farmhouse cottage is anchored by a large brick chimney.  A full width porch with a shed roof extends across the front.

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Photo Credit: Stephen Goodneough


The cozy cottage features an open floor plan with approximately 990 square feet of living space on two levels.  Echoing the porch, the sitting or living room stretches the width of the cottage.  An inviting fireplace provides a focal point and gathering area at one end.  The kitchen and 3/4 bath are nestled within a lean-to extending across the back.

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Shepherd's Cottage: Level 1


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Sitting Room with Fireplace


Tucked beneath the roof, a single bedroom occupies Level 2.  Exposed wood framing and plank flooring lend warmth and character only time can bestow.

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Shepherd's Cottage: Level 2


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Upper Level Bedroom in Shepherd's Cottage
Photo Credit: Stephen Goodneough

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Striking in both its simplicity and elegance, a modern farmhouse in Maine captures the essence of this iconic building type in an energy efficient solar package.    The "GO Home Passive House" is an innovative prefab design from architectural firm, Go Logic.

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Perspective view of front and side
Photo Credit: Trent Bell


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Side view with solar panels on roof
Photo Credit: Trent Bell


The small farmhouse plan encompasses 1,500 square feet of living space on two floors.  Level 1 features an open interior with combined kitchen, living and dining areas.  A kitchen pantry, powder room and mud room also occupy the main level.

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GO Home Passive House: Level 1


Level 2 includes three bedrooms with full bath and a laundry closet off the stair hall.

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GO Home Passive House: Level 2


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GO Home Passive House at twilight

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A farmhouse cottage from Yankee Barn Homes features a full width front porch and charming cupola atop a metal-clad roof.    A one and a half story post and beam structure, "Craftsbury Cottage" boasts 1,713 square feet of living area on two levels.  Large windows on the gable ends flood the interior with natural light.

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Front view of Craftsbury Cottage
Image via Yankee Barn Homes


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View across front porch
Image via Yankee Barn Homes


On Level 1, the kitchen and dining areas flow into a Great Room with fireplace and soaring cathedral ceiling.  A screen porch off the dining area provides a nice transition from indoors to out.  At right, the master bedroom suite includes a large walk-in closet.

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Craftsbury Cottage: Level 1


Upstairs, a balcony overlooks the Great Room below and leads to a sleeping loft.  Sliding doors with an arched transom open to a small outdoor deck.  A closet and three quarter bath complete this level.

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Craftsbury Cottage: Level 2


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View of soaring Great Room windows
Image via Yankee Barn Homes



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Left: View from loft toward outdoor deck
Right: Exterior view of outdoor deck
Images via Yankee Barn Homes

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