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
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!
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
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.
Standing seam roof
Custom kitchen cabinetry
Extra electrical capacity
The price is $53,997 and the upgrades are being added on for free.
Have you downloaded a free copy of our Study Plans? Here's an opportunity for you to take a closer look at our small houses. There's 9 to choose from. Which one of these can you see yourself living in?
Well, you’ve seen the houses. You love the craftsmanship, the fact that its mobile and the idea of owning your own space. But, then you stop and starting thinking about that comfy couch in your living room. You know the one: it’s so cozy you hate to get out of it. It seems like it forms a warm cocoon of love around you every time you sink into it! Or, what about the armoire in your bedroom that’s older than your parents? I could go on, but you get the point. Inevitably, the question that seems to come up when considering a move to a tiny or small house is, what will I do with my stuff?
The first thing to consider is that many others have made the move to a tiny home without long-term withdrawal pains. How did they do it? Well, truthfully, many of our customers who have built a Tumbleweed were folks who don’t believe in the aimless acquisition of goods in the first place. You may say, “Hey that’s not me, I’m on my way to owning a second storage unit.” What can you do now? Here’s were the 123 rule comes in: If you’ve had it for 1 year, used it 2 times or less, then set it aside for 3 days, then get rid of it. I like this rule because it makes you stop and think about the things you own and helps you estimate their real value. If you use something less than twice a year, you probably don’t need it. It’s not that you shouldn’t have a sentimental connection to some precious items. The thing to remember is that the less you have, the more time you’ll have to be with those who are important to you. And the less space you’ll need to store it.
Another tip is to only use items that can serve more than one purpose. Remember this shot from Jay’s Epu:
The jars have been repurposed and make for a very attractive display. That’s not by accident. It comes from the mindset of a man who looks at an object and sees more than one use for it. You can do the same. One favorite of mine is to repurpose old luggage as a side table and to store my sweaters for the fall and winter in them.
Give these tips a try, It's not as hard as you may think.They’ll put you a few steps closer to having a Tumbleweed of your own. Remember, when you live in a tiny home, you’re living well while living with less.
Tumbleweed Tiny House Company