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Some of these plans are available as immediate downloads through Gumroad – click the item and it takes you to a new page with more information and a buy it now type button. Or if you are interested in purchasing directly please send me an email at and I will handle it in person.

There are a growing number of plans available for purchase. Most of these have been constructed before and the construction documents reflect lessons learned and things I would do differently the second time around.

With the Vermont Simple House (VSH) series of house designs, a traditional New England simplicity in form and aesthetics has successfully merged with highly functional plans and an underlying modern sensibility.
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VSH-4 Study sheet $50

Study Sheet for the forthcoming Vermont Simple House 4 Plan which is based on the Greenfield project on the Portfolio page. This downloadable .pdf file is printable on 18×24 paper at your local print shop or you can view on your computer. Sheet contains, images, plans, notes and general specifications such as sizes and major dimensions.

Fern House $200

PDF plans, material list and sketchup model for the Fern House. This napping shack with a skeletal framework enclosed with screen and translucent roof has been featured in many books, magazines and websites.

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Steel Stairs $200

Plans in pdf format with sketchup model for “no-welding” steel and wood stairs with a 9′ top to bottom height. 10′ floor to floor also available

VSH-1 $1700

Vermont Simple House 1 is a compact house that can fit into any New England neighborhood. The plan offers much flexibility. detailing is for double stud walls for energy efficiency. There is an option for a generous mudroom and three bedrooms upstairs and suggestions for how to add on. Plans include: Floor plans, foundation plans and details, sections, elevations, trim and porch details

Purchase includes three hours of consulting time with Robert Swinburne Architect

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VSH-2 $925

The original 16×22 tiny house was built in Vermont to replace an old garage in a typical in-town setting. The house provides rental income for the owners. The plans are easily adapted to other types of construction including SIPs, ICFs and double stud walls. The plans for the Brattleboro house are 2 x 6 advanced framing with 1.5? rigid foam on the outside and is undergoing Energy Star certification. The loft is accessed with an alternate tread staircase – check your local codes.

Purchase includes 3 hours of consulting time with Robert Swinburne Architect

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VSH-3 $1700

Plans are available in .pdf Format for this 1372 s.f. three bedroom 1.5 bath home by Vermont Architect Robert Swinburne. Purchase and download of the plans represents a non-transferable license to build one house. This is a variation on a house built on the coast of Maine. It was originally designed as a vacation home but is easily adaptable to year round living. It has a compact plan focused on porch living and can easily be expanded in a variety of ways without changing the overall character.

Purchase includes 3 hours of consult time with Robert Swinburne Architect

Vermont Simple House 4

VSH-4 $3700

Vermont Simple House 4 is a compact house that can fit into any New England neighborhood. The house is based on the original Greeenfield house but with a third bedroom and other modifications and simplifications.  The staircase is considerable simplified from the original steel stair.

Purchase includes six hours of consulting time with Robert Swinburne Architect and a sketchup model.