Free Tiny House Design Software | Top 3 Programs - Tiny House Blog

Free Tiny House Design Software | Top 3 Programs

Looking for a free, easy-to-use software to design your tiny house? Look no further, because one of these three freeware blueprint design programs is sure to be ideal for you.

All of these software packages will allow you to use an easy click-and-drop interface to design a blueprint to scale, take a virtual tour of a 3D model, and print out everything you’ll need to build from yourself, or give to a contractor to put together for you. To check out any of these software options, just click the blue hyperlink for the one you want to see.

Sweet Home 3D


First on the list is a popular 3D model design program, called Sweet Home 3D. It has a bit of a learning curve, like any software application, but it’s much easier to use than Google Sketchup or another free tool along those lines. It includes all the editing features you expect, allowing you to customize your color palette, etc. It’s available for Windows, MAC and LINUX users as well, and the company has an excellent tutorial video posted to teach you the basics.

Energy 3D

Developed for putting together 3D models of all kinds, this software lends itself well to designing a tiny house – particularly if you have an avant-garde scheme in mind. It also comes with preloaded models you can add, such as solar panels, artistically designed features like unusually shaped windows and the like, and is available to both Windows and MAC users.


Last, but not least, HomeByMe is a good option for folks who just want a basic, 2D style blueprint, (though it has 3D viewing capability as well). The interface is very simple and user friendly, if a little lacking in some of the flexibility of the prior options. The tradeoff is a program that anyone can pick up and use competently within minutes, without having to invest a lot of time in learning how to use the software just to get what they’re looking for out of it. As a bonus, the company has an online version where other users have uploaded their design ideas, in case you want to do a little brainstorming before you get started on your own design. (Of course, you can upload and share your own design, if you want to.)

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    Healthysmed - March 11, 2020 Reply

    Are you ready to design your own tiny home? With today’s advanced software, the only real limit is your imagination you can build practically anything you can dream up! Hopefully this quick look at some of the best tiny house design softwares out there will help you to build the tiny house of your dreams.

    no win no fee - July 30, 2020 Reply

    I loved your blog.Thanks Again. Really Great.

    Tyrianne - February 26, 2021 Reply

    For those who want complete reign over the design, SketchUp is really the best software option in this list.

Mathew - February 24, 2017 Reply

Great! That was exactly what I needed as I want more realistic representation of my ideas.

The Tale of Two Tiny Houses - Tiny House Blog - April 14, 2017 Reply

[…] a manufacturer. I was drawn to the pre-fabricated home because of the simplicity of picking from one of the software’s layouts and having it dropped at the location of my choice. The downside of this being that it was made […]

julian - March 12, 2018 Reply


I have tried to email you, however it is showing as delivery failure. What is the best way to get in contact?

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Irene - October 19, 2018 Reply

Thanks for the useful information! I used Live Home 3D for my house design project and can recommend it: . Free version was enough for me!

Doug smith - May 3, 2019 Reply

Home by me rendered in black the minute I opened a project. I use the latest version of Google Chrome. NOT a good start.

Trevilla Engineering & Design - May 5, 2022 Reply

Good info!! Thanks for sharing such a great post related to 3d design. Keep it up.

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