Meet Our New Builders in Colorado

When Dave Fisher says he has a family business, he means it. The Fishers grew up Amish in Pennsylvania, and true to their roots, are very talented when it comes to carpentry: they just finished building their first Tumbleweed Fencl in about two weeks.

Dave and his brothers have been in the construction industry since 1993. Believe it or not, his favorite project from the Montana days was a subdivision. They got to build all of the houses in the development, ranging from about 1,500 to 3,000 square feet in size. Now the brothers have scaled down significantly. Their company, The Shed Yard, specializes in high quality storage sheds, garages, gazebos, and other outdoor buildings and accessories.

Outside the Fencl in snowy Colorado 


Only recently, however, did it occur to the brothers to try their hand at a tiny house. "Someone approached me at a home show in Denver and told me to look up Tumbleweed. I went to the website, and thought, I'd love to build one of these."

After attending the Santa Rosa workshop in October, the brothers met up with Tumbleweed's Steve Weissmann. They talked for hours, and made a decision: the brothers would build a Fencl, and thus be added to the growing network of Tumbleweed builders- great news for Colorado! Given the company's experience with building small structures, tiny houses made a lot of sense. "The great part about building the tiny house was that we could do it inside the warehouse. We could stay warm in the Colorado winter, and didn't have to have any building permits- we'd never experienced that with other kinds of house building."

This is the first time they have built anything on a trailer, but it didn't prove too much of a challenge for the intrepid brothers. They've got team work down to a science: Dave's brother Ben handled most of the wood cutting, while Dave preferred the assembly portion. Ben also handled the wiring, having experience wiring large houses. Alan, Dave and Ben's brother-in-law, managed the interior and put some of the finishing touches on. Dave's sister and his wife helped also a great deal, running errands and handling other business. The only person to work on the house who wasn't related to the Fishers was the plumber!

Keeping warm inside- look at that beautiful wood!

While the house is nearly identical to the Fencl plans, they did make a few modifications. The house is wired to easily accommodate solar panels, and the low-flush toilet can be replaced with a composting toilet. Dave wants customers to be able to customize the house with ease, and to encourage off-the-grid living. If he can convince his wife, he might even build a self-contained Fencl of his own. 

To see more images of their Fencl, Click Here

You can check out their beautiful Fencl this coming Saturday, December 15 2012 from 1 to 4 at the Shed Yard in Colorado Springs. It's for sale, and it won't last long. 

Written by Nara Williams — December 12, 2012

Filed under: builders   colorado   events   fencl   new   open house  

Open House This Weekend in Colorado Springs

Hey Colorado! 

The brothers over at The Shed Yard in Colorado Springs are having an open house for their brand new Fencl this Saturday. 

 fencl

This is their first Fencl ever, and it's a beauty. It's also for sale. 

The Shed Yard is located at 2108 Victor Place in Colorado Springs. Stop by between 1 and 4 pm on Saturday, December 15! 

Written by Nara Williams — December 10, 2012

Filed under: colorado springs   Events   fencl for sale   open house  

Livin' Tiny Open House


HEY SEATTLE!
Molly Baker will be showing her Tiny House this Wednesday


Come meet Molly at the Outdoor Research Retail Store November 28th, starting at 6pm.

She'll be giving tours of the house, and will be able to answer any questions you may have about traveling from all their ski destinations in their home modeled after our Epu.

She'll also be hosting a ski waxing party, so bring your Skis!

The Outdoor Research Retail Store is located at:
1st Avenue South  
Seattle, WA
98134


Click here to see more images of the Tiny House Ski Lodge


For more information, click here to go to the Outdoor Research Retail Store website

Written by Adam Gurzenski — November 26, 2012

Filed under: open house   ski lodge  

Austin's Open House: October 2012

He was only 15 when he decided to start building his Tumbleweed Fencl. I remember the day I met the bright eyed high school sophomore at a Tumbleweed event. He came right up to me and said that we were going to help him build a Tumbleweed and that he would blog about the process.

Austin has generously donated his time to come to our workshops and share his story. He reminds people that if a kid can do it, so can anyone else. Now 17 years old, he has just completed his Tumbleweed and is revealing it Saturday October 6th, from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm in Santa Rosa, CA. The event is open to the public.

 

See a clip of Austin on "Extreme RV"

Written by Steve Weissmann — September 28, 2012

Filed under: Austin Hay   open house  

Tour the First Tumbleweed Tiny House

The first Tumbleweed Tiny House is on the market and you're invited to join the current owners and Derek "Deek" Diedricksen at an open house! Tour the first Tumbleweed Tiny House on Saturday, May 12, 2012 and if you're interested, take it home with you! Deek will also have some Boston Workshop tickets available too! RSPV for the event and get location details on our Facebook event page.

A couple of students at Emerson College shot this video tour of the Epu with Deek to give you a glimpse inside this little Epu model. Check it out! 

Written by Adam Gurzenski — May 04, 2012

Filed under: epu   epu plans   Events   open house   See a tiny house   video  
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