Pepper & Tumbleweed: A perfect combo

You may have noticed some new names & faces amongst our crew. Let's get acquainted with one of them: Paprika Clark aka Pepper.  Honestly, we couldn't ask for a more energetic and enthusiastic person to join the Tumbleweed family.


Pepper has been a fan of tiny houses for a while now. Her love for designing houses started when she was just 6 years old when she noticed an ad for a new subdivision in the newspaper. With a 3D image of the house she wanted firmly fixed in her creative mind, she went on to design every detail. As she grew, so did her interest in all kinds of building practices.  

5 years ago she decided to really focus her attention on the world of tiny houses. While she appreciates all the different types of houses out here, Tumbleweed really struck a cord with her. As she says it, "The Tumbleweed idea struck me as an amazing solution that had real potential to be both truly green and accessible to more people financially and aesthetically than anything I had seen before." Her thirst for knowledge led her to one of our workshops in Sebastopol. Little did she realize that one day she would be leading one of those workshops herself!


Like most people who are attracted to our homes, Pepper loved what she saw but wanted to personalize the experience. After carful thought, she knew what she needed to do. Pepper started her own company and started to build a tiny house based on the Lusby plans. With the help of some talented friends and neighbors, she has completed her first build and is ready to do more. One of the things that she is excited about is the workshop schedule that she will embark on in 2012. 

Last fall she was a guest at our Santa Rosa workshop. With house in tow, her enthusiastic presentation was only exceeded by a tour of her splendid tiny house. Her drive, creativity and energy is creative and genuine. We are looking forward to having her as a part of our workshop crew.

See more pictures of Pepper's house >>>

Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — January 07, 2012

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A Harbinger in the heart of North Carolina


Lovely, isn't it? We are thrilled to showcase this stunning Harbinger, built by one of our satisfied customers.

Where do we begin? That gorgeous lavender bathroom with the classic black & white tile? The perfect back porch? The bright and sunny loft area? If I had to guess, I'd say your eyes where probably drawn to the killer orange kitchen. Love it!


Here's what the customer had to say about her Tumbleweed:

"Now that I’ve lived in the home for a few months, I can’t imagine needing anything bigger.  My neighbors, who have much larger homes, probably talk it up more than I do, and I never want for visitors who enjoy relaxing in my cozy living room or out on the deck.   There are plenty of small spaces to be had in my town, but few are single-family, energy-efficient homes.  I’m glad to have built a Tumbleweed from the ground up and to be able to live in a way that supports my values, particularly in a time when that can be so hard to do."





Feast your eyes on all this small house goodness! The Harbinger is 404 square feet downstairs with a loft above. It is one of our nine cottages ranging from 261 square feet to 843 square feet. These cottages are designed to be built on a foundation and meet the International Building Code requirements. See all nine here.

See more images of the Harbinger here...



Photos by Daryl Shaw

See more images of the Harbinger here...

Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — January 07, 2012

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Open House for the NY Fencl


First
of all, thank you all so much for the avalanche of emails and comments.
I'm trying my best to get back to as many of you as I can. In the
meantime, our master builder Bill Rockhill will be hosting an Open House
on Sunday, November 20th from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm. Here is the
location:

1530 Bear Creek Road

Woodgate New York 13494

Google Map

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Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — January 07, 2012

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Is there a Fencl in your future?

One of the joys for me of working at Tumbleweed is getting to see a finished
house. It's one thing to look at those expertly designed plans on paper,
it's another thing to see those plans translated into an actual
dwelling. I had that opportunity late in the summer: I got to walk my
way through a finished Fencl. Let me tell you, I just love that house!  I
love seeing the craftsmanship, feeling the attention to details and
knowing that someone was about to take ownership of a work of art. Well,
guess what? We've got another Fencl ready for a new owner!

This
customized Fencl is just stunning. It's rare that we have a finished
home available and we wanted you, our loyal fans, to have an opportunity
to purchase this masterpiece. There's no need to wait 3-5 moths for it.
We can ship it this week. Here are the details:

  • The house features a standing seam roof, which is an upgrade over
    the standard corrugated aluminum sheet roof. Standing seam roofs have
    incredibly long lives.
  • All the windows are insulated, double pane windows with tempered glass. They are also well-finished.
  • In the Great Room we added a removable and adjustable desk that can be lowered as a seat, or completely removed.
  • The bathroom has a shower and a low flush RV toilet
  • The loft has an opening window and a skylight. From the reverse angle you can see the shelving in the loft.
  • Not only are there shelves in the great room,  but the closet also
    has shelving. Our builder Bill, made them adjustable, so you can remove
    or resize as needed.
  • The kitchen includes a fridge/freezer, 2 burner propane stove top,
    kitchen sink, air conditioner, custom drawers, cabinets and more
    shelving.
  • The mini fireplace has a dual exhaust so that it brings air from outside, and doesn't burn up oxygen in the house.
  • We added an air conditioner to the back of the house.

Upgrades include:

  • Air conditioner
  • Standing seam roof
  • Adjustable shelving
  • Custom kitchen cabinetry
  • Extra electrical capacity

The price is $53,997 and the upgrades are being added on for free.

Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — January 07, 2012

Filed under: Houses  

Framing Plans

 

Are you creating your own tiny house design on wheels? 

We now have framing plans available for the Epu, Lusby, Tarleton and Fencl models.

Framing plans include all the necessary details to build the frame of your tiny house on a trailer.

See how to attach it to the trailer, frame each wall, and finish the outside.

Written by Steve Weissmann — June 01, 2011

Filed under: Houses  
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