Phil’s Sonoma Shanty Shed

Posted October 23rd, 2009 by Kent Griswold and filed in Sonoma Shanty


Phil was one of the first people to buy the Sonoma Shanty plans. He has been building a shanty as a way to learn construction skills. This first Sonoma Shanty is a simple shed, his next one will be much more detailed.

This one is built in Southern California. His second one he plans to build on the Northern California coast in the Shelter Cove region. He still has trim to install so the shanty appears rough at this time. He has documented with photos his build and you can learn a lot from it. Enjoy and thank you Phil for sharing these with us.

To view all the pictures go to the Sonoma Shanty Pictures tab above and view the gallery.

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6 Responses to “Phil’s Sonoma Shanty Shed”

  1. I like it! And I think if you think it out a little you can even convert THIS to a tiny house if you decided that you want to. it would be obviously small, but it can work if you plan it out. But Im not trying to suggest that you do. Im glad that you decided to build this first to get your hands and mind prepared for the tiny house to come, You will need the experience etc.
    (“A fellow Tiny Houser”)

  2. gary says:

    Wished you had contact information.

  3. Kaycee says:


    We are engineering students at Northwestern University and we are working on a Tiny House project. We call ourselves team Casita. We would greatly appreciate if you could take a moment to take this survey that would assist in our project.

    Link if you are an owner of a tiny house:
    Link if you are interested in tiny houses:
    Link if you are unfamiliar with tiny houses:

    Please look at this video
    for a brief tour of a tiny house.

    Also note that you DO NOT have to answer all of the questions.
    Answer as many as you want.

    Thanks so much!!!
    You are helping us more than you could know.


  4. karin says:

    would have loved to see better pic of the whole inside!

  5. Eli Q. Wade says:

    Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

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