When people attend tiny house workshops, they begin by introducing themselves and their reasons for wanting to go tiny. Sometime earlier they had discovered tiny houses and tiny dwellers online, and been inspired by the possibilities of a house-on-wheels. Now they are spending time with tiny experts and other like-minded people in person, and the reality of going tiny seems within reach.
At Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, we are thrilled to watch the co-mingling during workshops. Afterwards, the entire tiny house community cheers as new tinies get built and people transform into experts! Here are three people who have become tiny living influencers and leaders in their own rights.
Brittany Yunker sitting next to her Bayside Bungalow
It was December 21, 2012. The world, or just the Mayan Calendar, was supposed to end. Ironically as skiers, our world was about to begin.
It was early winter and there was 10 feet of snow on the way. But it wasn’t just that winter had arrived. The elevation of our experience was reaching Everest proportions because of our little winter cabin on wheels. Our tiny house was going to get us stranded in the storm, with no other skiers allowed into our powder land.
A Mt. Baker snowstorm immobilizes Tiny, right where she wants to be (Molly Baker)
Tumbleweed houses are about to make their public skating debuts, starting this weekend at the Gold Spike rink. Under the auspices of Tony Hsieh and the Downtown Project, the 4,000 square foot rink will open for the very first time. Tiny houses are set up around the rink!
The Vegas Chatter took a sneak peek at the rink's progress. As of two days ago, rink preparations were coming along nicely and the tiny houses, lounging areas and outdoor heaters seemed ready to go. Robin Leach, a Las Vegas Sun columnist, said the rink would be "one of the largest in Las Vegas" after speaking with directly with Hsieh.
Two Tumbleweeds at the rink, visible from the street (Vegas Chatter
Sometimes just the right person comes along, who's devoting nearly full-time to building a Tumbleweed and is a professional photographer. That person is Guillaume Dutilh, who has documented each step of the way. He and Jenna Spesard are embracing their Tiny House Giant Journey, and it's time to share their progress and key building stages.
Guillaume and his brother are enjoying rafter work (tinyhousegiantdreams,com) Read More
In October of 2011, Molly Baker and fellow Outdoor Research Ski Ambassador, Zack Giffin, started building their dream home on wheels. Inspired by an introduction to Tumbleweed Tiny Houses, the purpose was to tow their cozy cabin around to North America’s most coveted mountain passes and ski areas.
Now in their third year of living tiny, our group of winter gypsies shares the experience of living vagrantly from one ski destination to the next, making memories one powder turn at a time. We're fortunate that Molly has agreed to write about many aspects of living tiny and living her dreams for Tumbleweed. She's an inspiration to all of us.
Tumbleweed as a cozy refuge, in the cosmos (photo by Ian Provo)
Living in a tiny home innately frees your time, energy, and space. So, what is it that all of us will choose with this new-found freedom? Read More