Your Inspiring Tiny Thanksgiving Ideas

It’s the day before Thanksgiving. Your sister, brother-in-law and niece are visiting you and your tiny home this evening. How will you entertain everyone? What will you make for dinner?

Gourds set the mood (flickr/nickshadel)

Gourds set the mood (flickr/nickshadel)

Tumbleweed Houses recently posed these questions to Facebook visitors and discovered how you would celebrate in a cute little place.

Along with cheeky suggestions for reservations, we received a flood of heartfelt and creative responses for enjoying the holidays. Square footage didn’t really change how you mingle with family or friends.

Call us impressed! With so many delectable ways to give thanks, here are the most inspiring ideas to chew on.

Thanksgiving Eve and Day Ideas

Turkey Fry - “Deep fry the turkey outside, make remaining dinner inside, set the table outside with a nicely set table weather permitting of course. If not a small folding table inside with names written on small white pumpkins as place setting. Precook ... Read More

Written by Debby Richman — November 26, 2013

Filed under: 2013   Tiny Home Decor   tiny house community   Tiny House Thanksgiving  

Happy Thanksgiving in a Tiny Kitchen

Thanksgiving in a tiny house doesn’t mean a tiny holiday.  A well designed small kitchen is fully capable of creating fluffy mashed potatoes, juicy turkey and all the fixin’s in a space the size of Martha Stewart’s stove top. Here are Tumbleweed’s holiday tips, for a fabulous Thanksgiving in your tiny space!

The Menu
What is your “must have” Thanksgiving dish? Mashed potatoes? Homemade pumpkin pie? Make this decision first and then build the rest of your menu around it. For example, my stuffing will use the oven until show time which, in turn, informs my decisions about turkey and sides.

Thanksgiving can be welcoming and festive in any home.

Small refrigerators, like those in most of Tumbleweed models, CAN hold a 20 lb turkey. Unfortunately, there will not be room for anything else. Instead select... Read More

Written by Bernadette Weissmann — November 24, 2013

Filed under: 2013   Tiny Home Decor   Tiny House Thanksgiving  

Tiny Porch Design For Your Tiny Tumbleweed Home

tumbleweed-tiny-porch-016-MWhen looking at pictures of tiny houses with tiny porches, there’s often a part of the mind that wonders whether this space wouldn’t be better made use of inside the living area instead of out. It is a logical thought when considering every ½” of your design, but I want to highlight some of the saving graces to tiny porches that I believe make them worth it.

Using Your Tiny Porch As An Exterior Work Surface

During construction, I quickly got over my uncertainty about the Fencl half-porch when it became one of my primary work surfaces. Being level and close to the project, I clamped, cut and sanded lumber, and put together countless small sections of my house there. Now the build is done, I still use the tiny porch as a work surface whenever I have projects I’m likely to make a mess with.

A Transitional Place to Sit

I love to sit on my tiny porch when the weather is nice. Out there I’m not quite in my house, but I haven’t really left either. Even though I have places for sitting further away, I always prefer the tiny porch.

Your Tiny Porch—A Shelter From the Storm

When you come home in the evening and it’s raining cats, dogs and small hamsters, having a covered area to hover in for the moment it takes to get your door open is quite the relief.

The Classic House

Aside from functional benefits, porches are a familiar aspect of the classic house image. Small as they are on a tiny house, the attached exterior space still imparts the distinct look and feel of a complete house.

So there you have some reasons why tiny porches can be practical even in tiny spaces. Anyone considering going porch-less?

- Ella Jenkins 
Workshop Presenter

Written by Adam Gurzenski — May 09, 2013

Filed under: 2013   20131   design   Tiny Home Decor  

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