http://www.tumbleweedhouses.comWith wheels, traditional proportioning and archetypal form, these little structures are designed to be portable and can, essentially, be sited anywhere you can park a travel trailer.* They range from about 50 to 130 sq ft. Purchase yours ready-made or buy the plans to build it yourself. These homes are stationary designs built as a main house or guest house. Most of the plans have an optional extra bedroom in back. The house sizes range from 261 sq ft up to 874 sq ft. We do not build the Cottages. They are designed to be built on site with a local contractor of your choosing.Tumbleweed Tiny Houses CompanySteve Weissmannsteve@tumbleweedhouses.com
15 West MacArthur St95476SonomaCaliforniaUnited States
Sage walks the walk, raises chickens, keeps bees, and lives partially off the land in the city- yes, in Boston. He'll have some very interesting stories of his run-ins with inspectors, the law, and more, while doing what he does, where he is, and how he wants. He spoke with me at Walden Woods last year for a "Tiny House Seminar" I headed, and it drew THREE TIMES the crowd the park hoped for (and now they want to make it a yearly event)- score one for the tiny house movement! This guy will be a big draw at the Boston Workshop so make sure to get your tickets ordered quickly!
Here is a video tour about Sage and his gypsy wagon that videographer Steven Sherrick and yours truly shot. More on Sage can be found at GypsyLiving.org and SelvaGuitars.com. You'll love this guy- he's all heart.
Here's another review of our workshop. This one is from Darlene at SmallHouseLife.com where she believes less is really more, and enjoys living big in small spaces.
When I heard the Tumbleweed tiny house workshop was coming to Austin, TX, I had to go. I joined about one hundred other eager participants who came from as far away as North Carolina, Oklahoma, California, and Indiana.
I really didn't know what to expect. I’m all for downsizing to a small house and was curious about learning to build a tiny house. But what I didn’t anticipate was that I’d walk away with far more than just the knowledge of how to build my own little home. Yes, we received Step by Step Instructions on how to build a tiny house. Our instructor, Jay Shafer, took us through the entire building process starting with the 14 essential tools to use, and encouraged questions as he went along.. He was very personable, and accessible throughout our two day class.
We even got a comprehensive workbook which I plan to hang onto as a handy reference guide. It’s chock full of pertinent building codes, house size limits, appliance size, tiny house building instructions with pictures.
What I didn’t expect, and found fascinating, was when Jay lectured on form and design. He detailed the Seven Principles of Minimal Design which included ‘Simplicity’ and ‘Honesty.’ Honesty in relation to building a house? Yes! I will never look at a house in the same way again.
Then we were given the opportunity to design our own tiny house and share it with the group for feedback. This was a learning experience all in itself because we had quite a creative group. It was enlightening to see the wide range of houses designed with what each person found important in their lives. Me? I was trying to figure out how to include a washer and dryer (you think I’m kidding!), while another didn’t include a shower in his tiny house.
I should also note that while we were designing our houses, Jay was sitting down one on one with those who wanted design help, and Steve (should we say Jay’s business partner here?) was answering specific building questions.
Another unexpected takeaway was the networking. It was priceless because we got to meet people from every area of the tiny house revolution. Phone numbers and emails were exchanged between those interested in tiny house communities, or people who might build together, or share tools..
Definitely, two enlightening, fun days full of learning.
This is a guest post from Derek "Deek" Diedricksen, our newest Tumbleweed Tiny House workshop host. This post originally appeared on Deek's blog.
Again, the Tumbleweed Tiny House Co's Workshop in Seattle was killer! "All Killer, No Filler"- and aside from being brought out there to guest speak for a Q&A session, I had four days/night to hang out with some really cool, likeminded, tiny house obsessed people. One of the people I met was Sharon Read from Seattletinyhomes.com, who is great, as is her home one wheels.Check out some of these photos I snapped during this workshop's field trip on day one.
While out in Seattle, I also shot FOUR episodes (with Christopher Smith from "Tiny: The Movie") of my show "Tiny Yellow House" at some CRAZY locales (built by some equally crazy people). I took a ton of photos as well- some of which I'm collecting for Book #2.
My book "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks" has done so well, the publisher is already asking for another. If you haven't checked it out, its $11.29 on Amazon or better yet, buy it off a local independent store. I'm hosting a few workshops for Tumbleweed coming up soon!
See our custom Fencl on the Travel Channel's Extreme RV's this
Sunday, January 29 at 8:00 pm PST and 11:00 pm EST. Be sure to send us a
note on Facebook & Twitter during the show. We'd love to hear your reaction & feedback. The house is for sale. You can read all about it here.