How To Draw a Tiny House with Google SketchUp

camping-trailer-front-porchI’ve been having so much fun drawing 3D tiny houses lately that I thought I’d use this opportunity to show you the basics of drawing with Google SketchUp. Instead of writing it all down I decided to dust-off my podcasting microphone and do a quick podcast video to show you how to do it first hand.

Google SketchUp is free 3D drawing software that’s easy to learn to use and will run on both Mac and Windows computers. Before trying it do yourself a favor and watch a few of the SketchUp training videos. I made that mistake and couldn’t draw a thing until watching the videos a few times.

In the video below I’ll show you how I start a quick tiny house sketch. You’ll see how easy it is to draw the basic shape of a house. I’m also posting the actual SketchUp file in case you want to play with the actual file. If you’re like me and like to day dream and explore design ideas I bet you’ll enjoy playing with Google SketchUp as much as I do.

Download the SketchUp model in the video.

Explore the tiny houses I’ve drawn on Tiny House Design… and sorry that the video sound quality isn’t great :-)

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2 Responses to “How To Draw a Tiny House with Google SketchUp”

  1. [...] I decided to make this even more of a team effort and asked my friend Michael Janzen of Tiny House Design fame to use his Google Sketch Up skills to draw up a likeness of Bill’s new creation. Michael recently did a video of how he designs tiny houses using Google Sketch Up and you can see it at the Small Living Journal. [...]

  2. Grady ChristieNo Gravatar says:

    Thank you. I am just getting started with Google Sketchup and this is a great tutorial for a beginner. Thanks for sharing. Grady Christie