Recently we held a workshop in Las Vegas and decided to check in with Jeff and Megan's Tumbleweed Linden build, called "Room To Spare Tiny House." Last summer, when we delivered their trailer, you might remember their difficulty maneuvering into their backyard build site. The retaining wall collapsed and the couple ended up maneuvering the trailer by hand. It worked!
Almost six months of construction, Jeff and Megan's build is nearing the halfway mark. "We originally thought it would take us about this long to finish the entire Tiny House RV," Jeff admitted. Currently they are sheathing and wrapping their Tiny House RV with Tyvek.
"Sometimes you can plan and plan and plan, but at a certain point, you need to just start building," Jeff shared. "At a certain point there is value in getting two pieces of wood attached to each other, instead of standing around and talking about it all day!"
For visual reference, above is a complete Tumbleweed Linden. Jeff and Megan have slightly modified the design to suit their needs and personal preferences. Notice, their door is located on the side rather than centered.
Megan Standing on her Sheathed Rear Roof
The couple was recently featured on the local news. Watch the video below to see the interior "Room to Spare" and learn about the growing interest in Tiny House RVs in Las Vegas!
The big question still hovers over Jeff and Megan's exit strategy (literally). How are they going to get their custom RV out of that backyard when it's fully built?
"We don’t think there’s any way we’re going back out the way we came in," Jeff and Megan explained that they have two options: 1). PUT IN A GATE THROUGH THE BACK WALL OF THE YARD AND EXIT THROUGH THE NEIGHBOR'S YARD, or 2). HIRE A CRANE.
The crane option might seem a little extreme, but the couple has quoted both options and the pricing is similar! So, why not crane it? It'll make for an amazing story, not to mention an incredible photo opportunity.
Rain Tarp Protecting "Room to Spare Tiny House" from the Elements
Jeff and Megan's Three Pieces of Advice for Other DIYers:
1). Invest in a good tarp (unless you’re lucky enough to have a covered build site)
2). Know your exit strategy – or at least be aware of the challenges before you start!
3). Trust yourself. Anyone can do this, with a little training and help.
*All photos provided by Room to Spare Tiny House
Jenna Spesard is currently traveling around North America in a DIY Tumbleweed Cypress with her partner, Guillaume. They are photographing and writing about their adventure and occasionally they will be hosting Tumbleweed workshops and open houses. Be sure to follow their tiny house and giant journey.