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Michael JanzenBy Michael Janzen
First created
Michael JanzenBy Michael Janzen
First created
$2,242
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
80
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, July 17 2018 3:40 AM UTC +00:00

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Proof of Concept

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Functional Prototype

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Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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About

Stencils make it fun & easier to design your own tiny house!

I think the best part of the Tiny House Movement is that it has brought more awareness to the idea that people can DIY their own debt-free home.

Since 2008 I've been helping people do this through my website TinyHouseDesign.com. 

For the last year I've prototyped and tested stencil designs and now want to make this final version available at an affordable price. 

The trick to a low prices is large volumes.  So I'm taking my stencils to Kickstarter to raise the money for a large order. Early backers will get the stencils at the lowest prices. 

There are two stencil designs, one for drawing the exterior of a tiny house and the other for the interior. The stencils measure about 7 inches square and they are made using 3mm thick clear acrylic. 

I've also published a Tiny House Design Bullet Journal that works great with these stencils. The bullet journal has faint guidelines and measurements already on the paper to help draw the house to scale.

The bullet journal is immediately available as a separate purchase on Amazon. It comes in 4 colors and each copy contains 100 pages for your drawings. 

If you like the idea of designing your own tiny house with pen & paper, I hope you'll choose to back this project. 

Thanks!

Michael Janzen

Risks and challenges

I've cleared all the risks and completed all the research, prototyping, and planning.

The biggest challenge I've faced with this project has been finding a way to offer these stencils at an affordable price.

Low volume laser cutting just doesn't cut it - pun intended.

The solution is to place a large enough order to get the high volume price breaks. This is where Kickstarter comes into play.

If we reach the goal amount we'll have raised the money needed to place the first bulk order for stencils. That will also provide the momentum to continue to have these laser cut stencils manufactured.

For ten years I've been designing affordable tiny house plans for do-it-yourselfers. I have a track record and reputation for delivering affordable tiny house design resources and information to people that want to design and build their own tiny homes.

I've got the design and manufacturing quotes in hand... the prototypes are complete... all I need is the seed money to place the order and we're off and running.

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