Tiny House's Third Winter Begins

It's been a slower start this year, for the winter. Yet Zack Giffin and Molly Baker have been getting their tiny house ready, driving her to the mountains and skiing anyway. We wanted to show you some of their new season, from the beginning.

Tiny is leaving the flat-lands in 2013  (http://ortinyhouse.tumblr.com/)

The tiny house has been updated and fixed over the summer and fall, and is ready to travel...

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Written by Debby Richman — February 01, 2014

Filed under: Molly Baker   ski lodge   snow   tiny house community   winter   Zach Giffin  

Sans Street Address

Of the “icebreaker” questions that most acquaintances, new friends, parents, peers, (well, just about anybody asks), there’s the “What do you do?” and “Where do you live?" favorites.

As a professional skier and freelance writer, the first question stunts most conversations alone. The confused questioner has, most times, already given up. It’s just not as simple as “Doctor.” “Lawyer.” “Teacher.” “Banker.” Those answers are palatable. “Skier.” “Writer.” “Tiny-house advocate.” What?

When the “Where do you live?” comes around, most people are already lost from the trail of comprehension. Only a few stick around for the answer.



“Everywhere. Anywhere.”

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Written by Molly Baker — January 04, 2014

Filed under: fall tiny house   spring tiny house   Tiny House Christmas   tiny house community   winter  

Home Is Here, Everywhere

Home. As the days shorten and the temperatures drop, home is where we all want to be. But for a trio of dreamers and gypsies, home is a space that doesn’t stand still. Home follows the snow. Storm by storm, chasing memories made one powder turn at a time, home is a 112-square foot Victorian cabin on wheels. Home is the Outdoor Research Tiny House.

The OR Tiny House Tour kicks off (Outdoor Research)

Joining The Tiny House Movement

Two winters ago my partner Zack Giffin, our buddy Neil Provo and I joined the Tiny House movement. We built a miniature cabin on a trailer in Colorado, hitched it to a funky old diesel truck, and set out to chase winter. Two full seasons have passed living in our rolling house.

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Written by Molly Baker — December 20, 2013

Filed under: ski lodge   snow   tiny house community   winter  

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: Tiny Home Decor   tiny house community   Tiny House Thanksgiving  

Calling for Your Stories!

You might have noticed more activity on our blog, lately. We're making it a priority to share more stories of tiny house builders all over the world, and we need your help! 

Share your experiences. 

Open your tiny door to the world. 

The best part about working at Tumbleweed is getting to celebrate each and every individual step in the planning, building and finishing processes. The stories we get to hear from you are inspiring- we talk about them all the time in our office. From young, family-loving builders like Jonathan Black to aspiring Danish builders like Lone Hansen, everyone has a different vision, a different method, and a different end result. 

We love hearing your stories, and more importantly, being able to share them with the tiny house community.

If you're building a Tumbleweed now, have plans to do so in the future, or know someone who has a tiny house, please let us know. We'd love to have one of our writers get in touch with you via e-mail, phone, or carrier pigeon. 

Happy story telling! 

Written by Nara Williams — December 16, 2012

Filed under: new builders   share   stories   tiny house community  

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