Realizing that Modern house fans may want a little gingerbread of their own this season, local online small-houseplan hawker Hometta is offering detailed instructions on how to bake a mostly edible version of the Draft House, a 3-bedroom, 2-bath model designed by the half-Houston-based HouMinn Practice. And the construction documents for this very small house are . . . free! Among the ingredients: dry mixes and peppermint sticks from the Whole Foods gingerbread chalet kit.
If you like how the sample goes together, plans for a full-size, non-edible version of the Draft House are available from Hometta too. But they’re gonna cost you.
- Hometta for the Holidays [Hometta]
- Gingerbread Draft House (PDF) [Hometta]
- Draft House [Hometta]
- Previously on Swamplot: From the Houston Mod Squad: Hometta Small House Plans, Online
Rendering: HouMinn Practice
If you want to build a big house with no windows on the sides, you have no taste. But given that, the modernist approach sure looks better than just building a brick cube with a couple of solid blank faces on it.
For tiny edible houses, though, the modernist design is nearly perfect. Architecture at its best.
I’d prefer mirrored commercial curtainwall for the banks of windows, and the house would hopefully face some feature of interest (i.e. a skyline, a body of water, etc.), but otherwise I like it. The windowless sides of the home give it a sense of solidity. I’d think that the flow of light through either end of the home would open up some interesting interior design options, as well.