To begin with, specify the requirements that this dwelling must meet. Even if a small garden house should provide you with the necessary comfort and comfort at the time when you live in it. Its main purpose is the permanent residence of one or two people during the warmer months and their periodic presence in early spring and late autumn. In this case, there will be short-term runs in winter, when any of your householders will want to spend weekends or holidays in nature.
Based on the above, decide on the requirements that this house must meet. By definition, it should be small, so the size of 5×6 or even 4×5 meters should be sufficient. If possible, under the roof you can make a mansard, which will increase its useful area. Don’t forget to provide a window there. As a rule, there is no possibility to connect to the backbone networks of engineering communications on garden plots, but quite enough if you bring electricity to the house and provide autonomous water supply.
Water for watering the garden is needed anyway, so a well has to be built or a well drilled on the site. In this case, install the hydraulic pump and conduct the pipeline to the house will not be difficult, it will all be possible to do with your own hands. For yourself or with the help of professionals, make internal wiring on 3-4 points: kitchen sink, wash basin, shower and toilet. Yes, the toilet is better installed in the house and give up the use of a medieval cesspit, especially since a lot of space it won’t take up.
Note that part of the ground floor area will be occupied by a staircase leading to the attic. If the area of the room is critical for you, the stairs can be made outside.
Autonomous sewerage system with a two-chamber septic tank or even with a septic tank made from car tires will cost quite inexpensive, but will provide necessary comfort. For this purpose it is necessary to purchase and heater. Usually, for 2 people it is enough not very powerful running water heater, which will give the opportunity to shower, wash and wash dishes with hot water. For heating there will be enough a couple of convector or infrared heaters for 2.5 kW, which will provide heat to the 1st floor and the attic. Plastic windows provide good thermal insulation.
If there is a possibility, make a veranda that will be a dining room in summer, and in winter, if zipped, an entrance hall that protects the house from direct penetration of cold air.
Features of layout
Since the house will mostly live in summer, two separate bedrooms can be made in the attic. Do not burn out the first floor on the room-cells, place the kitchen at the bottom, combined with the holl-living room. In the lobby, put a couple or three cozy fold-out sofas and armchairs so that guests can be laid on them. On the first floor, next to the kitchen place and a bathroom, can be combined.