The Rita

The Rita is a tiny house under 500 SF that will be constructed in Sarasota, Florida.

The Rita respects the design principles of the Walker Guest House:

  • Raised off the ground to float lightly over the land
  • Free Plan
  • Plywood walls, floors
  • Modular kitchen space

The particular form of the Rita derives from its position relative to the Gulf of Mexico and the loft, which will be on the west, or Gulf-facing side.

The Rita will be constructed of wood, designed in a modular manner to minimize cutting.  For example the floor will be 14′ wide so 14′ floor framing members can be used without cutting, and 16′ roof framing members can be used without cutting.


Type: one bedroom with storage loft, meeting FBC and FHA minimum size standards

Construction type:  wood framing (Type V)

Foundation type:  open foundation, using poured-in-place concrete piers

Area:  459 SF

Length:  34′

Width:  14′

Height:  16′


Conceptual design sheet $35.00

Full plans and specifications, ready for permit in your municipality:  $5,000.00

Construction cost will vary from location to location.  Consult a qualified general contractor.

To order plans please write or call 407-408-4953 anytime.

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