A Tumbleweed in the Sun

Our good friends at the Solar Living Institute have a modified  Tumbleweed on their grounds in sunny Hopland, CA. So many of our fans ask about using solar power in their future tiny houses, we thought we'd show you how its done by the pros themselves:

The Solar Living Institute has 2 full-time caretakers living in the modified Epu that they built. As you can see, the idea of powering a Tumbleweed is not only feasible, but quite practical as well. You would expect nothing less from the authors of the definitive guide to solar living Solar Living Source Book.




Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — June 06, 2011

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A Step Toward the Future.

Evan & Gabby are building a beautiful Tumbleweed of their own. We'll be sharing more details from their well-designed blog in the coming days. Until then, read all about the day they took the next step here.

Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — May 27, 2011

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Halley

We asked and we received: Yesterday we posted on Facebook that we were interested in finding a few more folks who are currently building a Tumbleweed. Thanksfully, Halley Evans replied. She and her husband are building a Fencl and, from the look of things on her blog, they are making fine progress. We look forward to seeing more from these fine Tumbleweeders.

UPDATE: Here is a link to her blog: http://halleyrevans.blogspot.com/  The picture is linked as well. Sorry about that!

Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — May 26, 2011

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Visible Progress

We've enjoyed going back to the beginning of Jonathan Bellow's Tumbleweed project. Today, we'll shine the light on the next stage: putting up the walls. You can read about this stage of his project here. All I'll say is that it's great to have a friend like Gord!

Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — May 24, 2011

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Introducing the Walden.

Take a look at the newest member of the Tumbleweed family. We named this handsome creation the Walden. Our designer has taken the open space of the Tarleton, the brightness of the Fencl and added a touch of Epu.

The Walden is the perfect Tumbleweed to do as Henry David Thoreau advised "You only need sit still long enough in some attractive spot in the woods that all its inhabitants may exhibit themselves to you by turns."

Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — May 23, 2011

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