Amazing Guests at Our Small House Workshop in Boston!

 

Photo credit: Bruce Bettis Photography.

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! 


-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen


Written by Derek Diedricksen — May 03, 2012

Filed under: Build it yourself   Events   open house   See a tiny house  

The Virtual Tumbleweed Contest - Top 10 {WINNER!}

Thanks for making this super hard! So many good boards! After some tough deliberations, here are the Top 10 boards in alphabetical order. Click on each image to visit the board:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leave your vote in the comments below. The winner will be announced on Friday April 13th, 2012 at 5:00 pm PST. UPDATE: The winner is Missy Gresen. Thanks all for playing along. We will be featuring more Pinterest boards in the future.

The winner will receive an autographed copy of the Small House Book, a copy of the DIY book, a set of Popomo & Zinn tiny house plans and our limited edition Hollyhock poster.

 

Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — April 18, 2012

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An Open House in Washington D.C.

We have so many fans who have attended a Tumbleweed Workshop and send us pictures of their tiny houses. We love how these fans have gone into a workshop with a dream and turned that into a reality. One fan recently came to us with so much more. Lee Pera attended a workshop on the East Coast and was so inspired by what she learned that she organized a group of people to build a row of tiny houses in Washington D.C.(We will share an interview with her soon!)

Lee and her group just closed on a parcel of land on which they will all build their tiny houses together. She is such an inspiration to us that we were delighted when she agreed to host an open house on April 14-15 in D.C. featuring the Fencl. Her motivation and drive is contagious and if you dream of building a tiny house community, she is full of ideas and practical knowledge. This group of builders will host the open house on one of the largest community gardens in D.C. which just broke ground in March.

We will keep you updated on her group's progress over the coming months and we have some special upcoming events with Lee that you won't want to miss. For now, sign up for the open house on our Facebook event page and be sure to share the event link with your Facebook friends!

Click here to sign up. 

Written by Bridget Thornton — April 06, 2012

Filed under: See a tiny house  

The Virtual Tumbleweed Contest

I have been really enjoying the Pinterest boards that so many of you have sent my way. You fine, Tumbleweed lovin' folk are a pretty creative lot! Now's your chance to really show off your virtual Tumbleweeds. Enter your Pinterest board in our Virtual Tumbleweed Contest. Here's how to enter:

  1. Start a board on Pinterest with 'Tumbleweed' in the title.
  2. Grab an image from our website of your favorite Tumbleweed model.
  3. Add as many images as you like to express your idea of the perfect Tumbleweed. Click on above image to see a Pinboard for some ideas.
  4. Once you've started a board, leave a comment on this post with a link to the board.
We'll be accepting admissions starting today through Monday, April 9th, 2012. On Wednesday, April 11th, we'll post the top 10 boards and let the our readers decide who has built the best virtual Tumbleweed. The winner will be announced on Friday April 13th, 2012.
Now for the good stuff: the prize package! The winner will receive an autographed copy of the Small House Book, a copy of the DIY book, a set of Popomo & Zinn plans and our limited edition Hollyhock poster. Sweet! I look forward to seeing what you come up with. If you can imagine yourself in a Tumbleweed, you are halfway there.

 

Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — April 06, 2012

Filed under: See a tiny house  

Sneak Peek into a Tumbleweed Workshop!

For those of you who haven't attended a Tumbleweed Workshop yet, we have a sneak peek for you! We captured a couple of presentations given by our amazing workshop hosts in Seattle, Dee Williams and Derek "Deek" Diedricksen.

Dee shared her expertise on how to build a sturdy tiny house for any type of weather. Dee built her tiny house in the Pacific Northwest and is currently helping with the build of a Tumbleweed in Hawaii so she understands how to build for various climates. Deek shared his knowledge of money saving tips in building tiny houses. He has saved thousands of dollars in the building process of several Tumbleweed Tiny Houses.

There is so much to learn at a Tumbleweed workshop. Find one in your area!

Take a peek...

Written by Bridget Thornton — April 06, 2012

Filed under: See a tiny house  
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