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THE Bell is the first of our free plan series. The little outbuilding was built out of an experiment on how to design a stand alone office with a single piece of plywood as the floor. With one single cut something more than a 4x8 building is realized. One can now sit in their chair and access two 42" desks a mere 90 degrees from each other. Shelving is suggested but at the discretion of the occupant.
While walls are only 7' tall (in order to avoid the look of a neighborhood rocket ship) the height of the inside vault is 8'-9".
Cottage businesses and hobbies should not be your only restriction. Consider using this space as a meditation or reading space. Instead of two desks, consider one full height shelf in one wing with an armchair occupying the other wing. Or get creative and make the second wing 16" deep instead of 24". While some minor details will change, the overall feel of the plan will not. Feel claustrophobic? Add more windows!
Most jurisdictions should not require a building permit for such a small structure. However you may want to inquire as to whether a zoning permit is necessary. As always, obey setbacks and don't irritate your neighbors.
All plans include four elevations, floor plans, foundation plans, at least two building sections, framing plans for the second floor and/or roof, and notes and construction details. This is everything you will need to build, but may not be everything you need to get a permit. Check with your local jurisdiction. Electrical layouts, cabinet elevations and engineering are not included.