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
Holy mega, kick-butt, over-the-top, line-up for the Boston Tumbleweed Workshop!
If you haven't signed up yet for our Boston Tiny House Building Workshop, May 19th and 20th, 2012, here are a few reasons to get your kiester in gear! This one will be hosted by our own Derek "Deek" Diedricksen, tiny house/shelter builder, Tiny Yellow House TV host, and author of "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks"....
We just added more guests to make this workshop an amazing learning experience!
JOHN HANSON MITCHELL- author of "Living At The End Of Time". John built and lived in a tiny, off-the-grid, Victorian cottage in the woods, not far from Walden Woods, and wrote the aforementioned novel about his experiences. This book is incredible and inspiring, not to mention one of the best I've read in awhile.
MARIAH COZ- of www.cometcamper.wordpress.com- who rescued a vintage Avalon camper, and is in the process of revamping it to serve as a traveling classroom to exemplify small and green living. Mariah's great! She's high energy, and very motivated to tour with her mobile dwelling and spread the word about living lightly.
And again, we'll be visiting the original Tumbleweed (an Epu), built in the early 1990s.
Sun depending, Deek might bust out one of his solar ovens to demo on the tiny house lot in downtown Boston.
We are looking forward to sharing an awesome workshop with all our New England tiny house fans. Click here to get your Boston workshop tickets now!
I have been addicted to tiny buildings and houses my entire life. In 2002 my parents were sick and living on a farm in NH and I thought I should build a shack on their land so I could visit with them and help take care of them. So I began scanning the internet for tiny house designs when I came across Jay Shafer and his Tumbleweed Tiny house. I was stunned, a livable house on wheels? It seemed perfect for what I had in mind, a home I could park next my parents house making taking care of them a bit less of a chore and more of pleasure for my wife and I. I contacted Jay, who was living in Iowa at the time, and asked him to build me one. He said, "You know, I am moving out west, do you want by my original prototype?" Needless to say we jumped at the opportunity and a couple of weeks later there was Jay with a Tumbleweed Tiny House in tow!
My wife (Patti Moreno the Garden Girl www.gardengirltv.com) and daughter, who at the time was four years old, were so excited we spent the next week in it together, in the middle of February no less. We had so much fun, we renamed it the "excuse me" house because anytime we had to move we had to say excuse me. We made my daughter sleep in the in closet upstairs in the loft, needless to say she loved it.
But alas this plan of mine was short lived as the town came down on us and declared it a "manufactured house" and demanded that we move it or face massive fines. We were shocked and after losing numerous appeals moved it down to our city home in Boston, where it has lived happily ever since. Boy has it had a life since it was moved down here, first it served as Patti's craft shack. She spent hours in there spinning yarn, meditating and making gorgeous knitted scarves and hats.
After a year as a heavenly hobby house, Patti sacrificed the house for Uncle Kifo, the Army Veteran, who showed up and he thought it was perfect and lived in there for five years! He loved it, sadly three years ago he suffered a series of strokes which forced him to leave the home. It didn't stay empty for more than a week though, when a student of mine who recently graduated college, with six figures of student debt, moved in and lived in it happily for another two years! But now it is time to move on. My parents passed away in 2010 and we have inherited the farm and have decided to redevelop it as a sustainable farm and want to build barns and more tiny architecture.
Robert Patton-Spruill is putting the Epu up for sale and will open his tiny house to the public on May 12 from 1pm to 4pm for an open house at 88 Lambert, St, Boston, MA (map) Our very own Derek “Deek” Diedricksen, host of our Boston workshop will be on hand too. RSVP on our Facebook event page.