Cross "Trailer" Off Your Build List

Although we're in the throes of winter, it's already time to start planning for tiny house builds this spring.

Would you like to cross "trailer" off your build list? To save hundreds of hours of preparation and ensure a safe foundation for your home, then take a look at Tumbleweed trailers developed specifically for tiny houses.

Trailers come in all home sizes

Our trailers are available in 18, 20 and 24 foot lengths and work well for full porches (like Elm, Linden models) or corner porches (like Cypress models). The trailers include brakes, lights, underside flashing and special trailer radial tires - and four scissor-leveling jacks are also provided.

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Written by Debby Richman — January 24, 2014

Filed under: Build it yourself   house-to-go   Tumbleweed trailer  

Sonoma's Lovely: Great Deal for a Tumbleweed Sleepover

While so many places in the U.S. are pummeled with snow and real winter, Northern California basks in far milder temperatures. In Sonoma, the high temperature is supposed to reach 70 degrees today and drop below freezing overnight.

Sonoma's simply lovely, and the climate, landscape, food, wine and community can't be beat. Why not take advantage of a great deal for your own Tumbleweed sleepover? This beautiful Linden home is available for nightly rentals and January prices drop to $75 for selected weekdays.

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Written by Debby Richman — January 17, 2014

Filed under: Linden   Rent A Tiny House   Sonoma Tiny House  

Meeting Louisiana's Tiny House Expert

Art Cormier is one of those unique, multi-talented guys who grew up surrounded by building projects. Almost two years ago, he built a modified Tumbleweed Elm using SIP walls and roof, 100-year-old Cypress wood for exterior cladding and nice interior finishes.

With obvious building expertise, Art soon teamed alongside our lead designer Meg Stephens to host Tumbleweed's step-by-step construction video. In 2014, Art has agreed to lead several Tumbleweed workshops in the Southeast and attendees are in for a real treat. Let's see Art introducing his tiny house by video, and then ask him a few questions.



Art's Heritage:

1. What's your background?

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Written by Debby Richman — January 16, 2014

Filed under: Art Cormier   Building   Tiny House Living   tumbleweed team  

Insulation: A Hot and Cold Topic

What makes a tiny house a home? Proper insulation, to keep you toasty in the winter and cooler in the summer. Insulation creates energy efficiency as well as helps control temperatures in your home. In a tiny house on wheels, there's insulation in the trailer, walls and roof.

There are many options for insulating your home, and that's where you will need to consider various factors including cost, your construction experience, and desire for organic materials. In each case, the thickness and insulation material matter as they combine to contribute to overall energy efficiency.

 Denim is a terrific recycled insulation, now available in stores.

 

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Written by Debby Richman — January 06, 2014

Filed under: denim insulation   fiberglass insulation   insulation   SIPs   spray foam insulation  

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  
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