http://www.tumbleweedhouses.comWith wheels, traditional proportioning and archetypal form, these little structures are designed to be portable and can, essentially, be sited anywhere you can park a travel trailer.* They range from about 50 to 130 sq ft. Purchase yours ready-made or buy the plans to build it yourself. These homes are stationary designs built as a main house or guest house. Most of the plans have an optional extra bedroom in back. The house sizes range from 261 sq ft up to 874 sq ft. We do not build the Cottages. They are designed to be built on site with a local contractor of your choosing.Tumbleweed Tiny Houses Companysupport@tumbleweedhouses.com
15 West MacArthur St95476SonomaCaliforniaUnited States
First, to spread the word about what I do with Tumbleweed, and with tiny housing and design in general, I’ve started a new Facebook discussion/tiny house page- where you can also reach me with building, design, and workshop questions- its www.facebook.com/tinyhousehub
I just wanted to thank those involved with the very recent Boston, MA workshop for being such a kick-butt, super-friendly, open-minded, awesome group. I had an absolute blast teaching the class, we were able to unveil/introduce one of Tumbleweed’s newest team members, solar-guru Ross Beck, AND, we even got to go on a field trip to visit THE FIRST EVER built Tumbleweed Tiny House!
Other guests included Sage Radachowsky, who lives near the city in a self-built tiny house (you can check out a full video tour here)
AND Chris Haynes, who built a Tumbleweed XS AND a Tumbleweed Bodega in MA recently. The guy did an amazing job! And you’ll see more from him soon!
Also, I hope to see some of you at the class I’m teaching in Vancouver, BC, or perhaps another workshop down the road! Do check out the details over on the “Workshops” page of the Tumbleweed site.
Until then, Stay Tiny! Or at least modestly sized….
Congratulations to Kim Kasl’s “If you can read this, you’re in my backyard” bumper sticker submission. From over 6,000 entries submitted by our dedicated fans, Kim’s was chosen by the Tumbleweed staff as the winner.
We’ve created two different bumper sticker designs to choose from to fit your own personal style. Visit CafePress to get your very own.
Thank you to all those who participated in making this one of Tumbleweed’s most successful contests ever.
We had so many great other entries, here are just a few that were in the running for 1st place.
Home is where the Hitch is
Can’t choose your family — but you can choose your neighbors!
This IS my other house!
Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.
“You can design your way out of any problem, given enough notice.” These are the sage words of Italian native and the newest addition to the Tumbleweed design department, Nicola Marchi. Solving just such a problem as part of a study assignment at the Illinois Institute of Technology led Nicola to discover Tumbleweed. He was immediately struck by the houses, “I thought they offered solutions to so many of the issues we encounter in our modern society today.”
Soon after graduating, Nicola attended a Tumbleweed Workshop in Seattle, and was immensely impressed by designer Ross Chapin, who presented there. At the end of the workshop Nicola approached Ross and asked if he knew of any architects in the area looking for interns. As luck would have it, Tumbleweed’s President, Steve Weissman just happened to be standing 5 feet away and he was looking for a Tumbleweed design intern!
The rest is history…Nicola moved to Sonoma, CA to join the Tumbleweed design team as an intern in February 2013 and was immediately given a heavy-duty assignment: design a purpose-built trailer specifically for Tumbleweed’s houses-to-go. It was an overwhelming assignment but Nicola worked diligently to bring it to fruition. And now Tumbleweed can claim the “first” purpose-built trailer for the tiny house-to-go market.
Nicola’s brilliant trailer design is now offered in 3 lengths with 3 different porch configurations and is built to the highest standards of strength and durability. The custom trailer eliminates the aggravation of locating, purchasing and converting an existing trailer on which to build a house—and you can rest assured that the strict requirements necessary to carry a house have all been met and exceeded!
Nicola is now working on his next top secret project—one that’s sure to take the tiny house movement by storm yet again.
When not designing for Tumbleweed, Nicola loves to hike, ski, snow-board and is an avid reader, with a special affinity for science fiction. Nicola lives in a 14′x7′ space near Tumbleweed’s HQ in Sonoma, which fits well with his passion for sustainable living.
[62 mins] What is home? And how do we find it? TINY follows one couple’s attempt to build a Tiny House from scratch with no building experience, and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into houses smaller than the average parking space. Through homes stripped down to their essentials, the film raises questions about sustainability, good design, and the changing American Dream. Fresh off its premiere at SXSW 2013, TINY, will feel perfectly sized for an outdoor screening in the street-turnedpedestrian plaza atmosphere of Annie Alley. This sneak peek of the 2013 San Francisco Green Film Festival will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers.
Co-presented by the San Francisco Green Film Festival and generously sponsored by the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District.
Write A Bumper Sticker And You Could Win A Set Of Cypress 20 Plans (a $759 value)
When you’re cruising the open road towing the Tumbleweed Tiny Home of your dreams what would your bumper sticker say? What would you like to tell the world about your tiny lifestyle? Why do you love small?
Get creative, write something brilliant and tiny home/lifestyle oriented and you could win a set of Cypress 20 Plans! PLUS we’ll produce your winning bumper sticker for everyone to buy on our website! You’ll be famous, you’ll be able to point and say “I wrote that!”
How To Enter: Post your entry as a comment on our blog titled “Write A Bumper Sticker Competition” and we’ll choose a winner on Friday May 31st 2013. You can enter as many times as you want! Winner will be announced on our blog and contacted via email no later than Monday June 3rd, 2013.
Legal Stuff: Winner will receive one (1) set of Cypress 20 building plans (value $795). Tumbleweed Tiny House Company will own the winning entry outright. Winner will not receive any monetary compensation. Winner cannot substitute Cypress 20 plans for any other plans.