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In July or at Dwell on Design, you may have heard about the launch of Hometta, a collective of architects and builders offering affordable, modern home plans online.  The collective may just be on to something interesting.  Opting to differentiate from the myriad other house plan providers, Hometta is focusing on small, sustainable, modern home design.  And all house plans adhere to a set of criteria, or the following principles:

  • For everyone: Hometta seeks to bring architects and potential homeowners together with the goal to make good design more approachable.  
  • Modern: only a small step away from pure custom home design, all the plans are designed by leading architects.  
  • Small: all home plans are capped at 2,500 square feet, which is roughly the national average for new construction. 
  • Sustainable: the homes use less materials because they're small, but the plans also call for the use of sustainable materials and affordable design strategies to boost energy efficiency.
  • Web-based: a handy Construction Guide (require subscription), together with podcasts and everything you need to build a home will be found online.

The site currently has approximately 30 modern home plans, and we've shown a few below to whet your appetite. 

Rubix House by Jones, Partners: Architecture

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48' House by Interloop–Architecture

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Loop House by Borden Partnership

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M01 House by Manifold Architecture Studio

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Seed'em House by Mike Jacobs Architecture

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Stacked House by M O E

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All images via Hometta; Wide Open House (top).