Tumbleweed on Extreme RV


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.

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Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — January 25, 2012

Filed under: Events  

Checking in with Ella.

I love checking in on our industrious posse of Tumbleweed builders. These are the kind of customers dreams are made of! Take Ella, for example. If you are not following her blog, you are missing out on an incredible journey.


One of
the things I love about her blog is that she lets you in on every little
detail. Honestly, this is the kind of information that can help any of
you who want to build your own Tumbleweed get started. Ella represents
most of our accomplished builders: no prior construction experience,
self-motivated and gettin' it done! Oh, and did I mention that she is
yet another builder who started her build right after attending one of
our super-rockin' workshops?
People ask me all the time, "Should I go to a workshop before I attempt
to build?" All I will say is this: check out Ella's build and get to
the nearest workshop and see for yourself!


Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — January 19, 2012

Filed under: Build it yourself  

To compost or not to compost...


Last night during our #TinyHouseChat on Twitter, we had a lively discussion about composting toilets. There is still a lot of mystery and a little fear about the whole concept. I think some still equate composting toilets with the old outhouses of years gone by. Well, nothing can be farther from the current reality of composting. When done properly, it can be a viable solution for those who want to live off the grid and have the freedom that a tiny house affords. One good read on the subject is the Humanure Handbook.


We recommend the book and it is considered the ultimate authority on the subject. There are some modern versions of the composting toilet that are worthy of exploration.

Check out this one by Envirolet:


This is an engineering marvel. It comes in 2 electric and 1 non-electric models and is easy to install. One thing I really like about this company is that they provide a gallery so you can see the toilets that their customers installed. You can see it here. Check out the images and the details about this option and let me know what you think in the comments.


Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — January 19, 2012

Filed under: Build it yourself  

Candice Builds a Tiny House

Here is another home built by one of our past workshop attendees.
Candice put so much time and energy into her build and it shows:



Our 2-day workshop can help you to turn your tiny house dreams into reality. Check out our locations here.

Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — January 19, 2012

Filed under: Build it yourself  

Elizabeth Turnbull’s Tiny House

Just
recently, one of our customers asked me if the workshops really lead people to build their own homes. As you would expect, I always say  yes it does. Here's an example of someone who went to a workshop and then built their own. Check out Elizabeth Turnbull's  house.


It's
good to note that Elizabeth's house is not based on our plans. But that's the point, isn't it? We love that people come to our workshop and get inspired during the Design session on Sunday to build their own.


You can read more about her build here. Make sure to take advantage of our current discounts on our workshops.

Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — January 11, 2012

Filed under: Build it yourself  
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