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Does anyone know anything about Shotgun house design? Answered

Hi, How ya'll doing?
   I'm planning on building a metal workshop soon. I plan on building a 60' x 40' shop with a Mother-in-law apartment on one end. That space will be 20' x 40'. I've been searching for small houseplans online and haven't found very many. I did see an article on small house design for some homes that were built in New Orleans after the hurricane. It was called a Shotgun house. This would work very well. However, I can't find any floor plans. Does anyone have any ideals where I could find floor plans of the Shotgun house (for cheap)?
As the king would have said: Well uuh,  thank ya, thank ya very much.

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bdellesky (author)2011-05-09

OK I found the plans. Go to Southern Living. Click on house plans...small houses. It's called Holly Grove SL1581. There's also a small house called Deer Run SL 731. Good Luck

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wheelbme (author)diyoutdoorsman2011-05-04

Sweet! Yes there are some very good plans on this link. Thank you!

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bdellesky (author)2011-05-01

OK I had THE BEST house plans for a shotgun house & I'll cont .to look for them. Narrow, liv. rm. ,din.rm. kit. in one line & beside it 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms between with a small laundry room in the back & a front porch---perfect. I will keep looking. Bedrooms & 2 bathrooms (1 a bit smaller) had their own hallway. Bonus 2 bathrooms separated the 2 bedrooms. And a front & back door. bdellesky@gmail.com

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wheelbme (author)bdellesky2011-05-01

Thank you very much!!!! That would be great! Thanks again.

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crapflinger (author)2010-10-27

a shotgun house is called a shotgun house because you can stand in the front door and shoot something standing outside the back door with a shotgun and not hit any walls.

a shotgun house would be built like any other rectangular building (like a warehouse or a potting shed). basically four outer walls, a floor, and a ceiling/roof. all of the structural stability in a true shotgun house comes from the outer walls and the rafters as there are no dividing walls inside of the building to act as load bearers.

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PIman (author)2010-10-24

they are common in the old toronto area. there is some info in the book called glory land. the author would be able to help.

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caitlinsdad (author)2010-04-03

www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/tv/house-project/floorplans/0,,20152647,00.html 

This Old House TV show had season on renovating a shotgun style house.  Look further at the resources and you may be able to find the videos for it. Good luck.

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wheelbme (author)caitlinsdad2010-04-03

Thank you Sir, I'll check it out.

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