Small house plans are popular because they're - generally speaking - more affordable to build than larger designs. A small home is also easier to maintain, cheaper to heat and cool, and faster to clean up when company is coming! Smaller homes allow Baby Boomers to relax and downsize after their kids have flown from the nest. Meanwhile, young couples seek out small plans because they make great starter homes that won't break the bank. The small home plans below come in a variety of layouts and offer lots of different features and amenities, such as basements, garages, mudrooms, porches, open floor plans, and more.