The Best Homes for Travelers

Even the most worldly person needs a place to call their own… That’s why we’ve gathered a collection of the best homes for travelers for you to explore — no pun intended! The sights and sounds of travel are amazing, as is experiencing different communities and cultures. There’s truly nothing like it, but let’s face it — most people can’t travel 365 days a year. So, where do the most experienced travelers go when they aren’t out and about?

Everyone needs a place to call home, even those who love heading to the next adventure. Home doesn’t have to be extravagant or fancy, but it’s nice when it’s yours! Take a look at some of our wide-ranging options that complement on-the-go lifestyles.

House Plan 7424
514 Square Foot, 1 Bed, 1.0 Bath Craftsman Cottage

Whether you want a tiny home or something larger, we know that we have the plan for you. As you look through all of the options, think about your needs and priorities. Traveling can get expensive, but so can house building. If budget is a concern, look into our collection of affordable homes. Our team of top-notch designers is ready to help you find or create your ideal plan at a price you can afford. Reach out today!

Here are a few of the best homes for travelers to start your search. Let us know what you think!

The Tough Tiny Home

Tiny homes have skyrocketed in popularity across the nation, and they’re naturally amongst the best homes for travelers by design. Their versatility and affordability are just the beginning of what they have to offer. These plans have all of the necessities of a house, but due to their compact size, they require less maintenance. Browse through some of the top tiny home plans on the market and think about how one might be right for you.

House Plan 9801
624 Square Foot, 1 Bed, 1.0 Bath, Unique Modern Tiny Home

A plan like THD-9801 (above) is a great idea for an individual or couple who loves to travel. The 624 square foot layout has all of the necessities, and its setup is especially good for outdoorsy types with the bathroom off the foyer for easy cleanup and plenty of windows for light and views. The nearly square footprint means this home can fit on practically any lot, too. When your next adventure is all said and done, you’ll love to come back to a cozy little abode like this.

Love the design, but looking for something more? We can help with modifications! For instance, THD-9801 has some space where you could add built-in shelves, great for displaying collections from your travels. Talk with our designers to see about personalizing your plan today.

The Cozy Cabin

If you want something a little larger, but still not too extravagant, consider cabin-style plans. From your traditional mountain log cabin, to storybook designs, to even contemporary versions, we have cabin plans to suit every aesthetic.

Most people don’t travel all the time. Maybe you have a month or two that you dedicate to exploring the world, and you need a home base for the rest of the year. If that description fits you, a tiny home may be a bit too tight, but you still need something affordable to help you save for tickets and experiences. In that case, consider a neat cabin plan. They’re made to be budget-friendly family homes, and they’re some of the best homes for travelers.

House Plan 2298
1,059 Square Foot, 2 Bed, 1.5 Bath Country Cabin

THD-2298 (above) is one of our favorite affordable cabins. Its welcoming curb appeal can fit just about any location, while the 2 bedrooms make it perfect for a new or minimalist family. This plan also has full-width porches with ceiling fans in front and back, so if you like getting plenty of fresh air at home, it makes a fantastic choice.

Don’t let the term ‘cabin’ deceive you. These plans can be found across the U.S., from suburbs to rural mountainsides, and everywhere in between!

Larger Homes for Added Comfort

For many homeowners, traveling is just a way to take a break from daily life, and trips are planned months in advance. Maybe it’s a yearly cruise or a family holiday vacation, or maybe you set aside one week a year to drive cross country and see the sights. Whatever it is, if you identify with this more casual traveler profile, you likely want a plan that prioritizes typical everyday comfort.

House Plan 8314
2,156 Square Foot, 3 Bed, 3.0 Bath Ranch Farmhouse

While tiny homes and cabins are great for the more frequent traveler, you (like most people) might need a more spacious plan to live comfortably year-round. We still have you covered! We have homes in every size and style, and they suit a wide range of budgets. Plans like THD-8314 (above) are super sensible for today’s families!

Look for a plan that comes in well under budget if you want to preserve money for traveling, and/or continue to build your travel nest egg from the lower utilities and maintenance needs. You can always work with our designers to add finishes and features that you may not be able to afford in a more expansive home. And don’t forget that you can actually make money from your house if you rent it out when you know you’ll be away!

Life is all about priorities, and buying your dream home is the ultimate practice in prioritizing. Sit down and form an all-encompassing budget that reflects hobbies and everything else that you spend money on. If traveling is one of your priorities, then you definitely want to factor that in! We will always be happy to show you around the variety of plans that make the best homes for travelers. Bon voyage!

Christine Cooney
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Christine has over a decade of experience as a house plan and floor plan expert. Outside of providing her expertise to customers to help them find and build their dream homes, her passion and knowledge of the home building industry allows Christine to guide families and builders through all of the important steps from finding plans to building custom homes that meet the expectations of today’s new home owner. Christine’s years of knowledge of the diverse trends and needs of the modern homeowner has made her into an authoritative and trusted voice in the online house plan community.

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