Jonathan Black: Tiny House Builder, Grandson Extraordinaire
I try really hard to be a loving granddaughter: I visit my grandma as much as possible, take her out to lunch as often as she'll allow, and occasionally even help clean out her basement. So naturally, I've always had reason to believe I was the model grandchild.
That is, until I met Jonathan Black at the Tumbleweed workshop in LA.
A former CalPoly student, 26 year old Jonathan chose to seek a different
educational path after several unsatisfying years of school. He currently works
as a server at a restaurant in
Jonathan's grandpa has
stenosis, and is trying to plan ahead for the unfortunate possibility of needing to use a wheelchair.
His house in
There's only one problem: to work on the house, Jonathan needs a place to stay. His grandparents owned both a motor home and a shed, but neither was an option. The motor home needed too much work, and grandpa had already converted the shed into an office.
The perfect solution? A Tumbleweed Tiny House for Jonathan.
Jonathan loves the idea of avoiding debt, and is excited to integrate his tiny house into a larger meaningful project for his family. He purchased the Fencl plans before coming to LA.
Brainstorming at the workshop
Jonathan played around with many different designs at the workshop, getting input from his mom, Bethany, and other helpful attendees.
He will build the Fencl in January, hoping to use as many found and donated materials as possible. He will be blogging about the process as he goes, as well as checking in with us here.
After he completes his tiny
house, he'll begin work on the wing for his grandparents. "My mom doesn't
want it to look like a disabled
By the end of next year, he'll have not only blown me out of the water in the best grandchild competition, but will have completed a little house of his own. Two birds, one stone anyone?
Jonathan with grandparents and mom
Right now, Jonathan is
looking for trailers in the