Free House Plans?

Websites are starting to offer free house plans, and the big question on everyone’s mind is, “What’s the catch?” House plans can cost thousands of dollars, so it’s not something you would expect to find free, at least not without strings attached. As with most industries, the internet changes everything and it’s finally caught up to the stock house plan business.

The two house plan sites seem to operate on a product placement or advertiser business model rather than relying strictly on consumer purchases to bring in revenue. Consequently, they can offer house plans at a reduced cost or even free to the end user. So there’s no catch, just a different buisness structure.

It will be interesting to watch this business model develop over time, and to see what affect it has on the home design industry as a whole. You can download a copy of the free house plans on the following sites: