I'm Shawn Dehner. I'm a designer interested in high quality, energy-efficient small houses. Over the past decade I've worked on hundreds of projects across the US and Canada.

I've also hand built five boutique houses, like the popular Beekeeper's Bungalow and the tiny Moschata, among othersI work with my wife and partner, Jamie - who not only builds - but cooks, paints and blogs for this site! 

My small house journeys have taken me from the Pacific Northwest to New England, back West to the San Juan Islands, and north to Point Roberts, a US geographic oddity near Vancouver, British Columbia.

I'm 100% plant-based and enjoy long-distance running. I also love to garden!

THE small HOUSE CATALOG, LLC is a popular resource so I encourage everyone to use and share the free plans. If you're interested in sharing or using materials from the website, please just visit the MEDIA page first. I always appreciate your links to this site!

People can design and build their dreams at any point in life. What are you waiting for?

Suggestions are always welcome! Thanks for visiting!


I typically receive over 30 emails a day and I work to respond to inquiries within 24 hours. It's rare for me to miss an email but if for some reason I don't reply within two days please feel free to send me a reminder. I want to hear from you!



1574 Gulf Road #207

Point Roberts, WA 98281

Email: support@thesmallhousecatalog.com


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