It was a rainy day in Sonoma yesterday, something we all appreciated as an antidote to California's drought. Lloyd Kahn, who shelters in Bolinas, stopped by our Tumbleweed office and we discussed the upswing in tiny house interest. What's new is old, or what's old is new again.
Lloyd Kahn, Editor-In-Chief of Shelter Publications, visits the Tumbleweed Linden
For those who don't know Lloyd Kahn, he first became fascinated with shelters of all types decades ago. He was one of the main editors of the Whole Earth Catalog and focused on the shelter section. Kahn hasn't lost interest in how people live in the U.S. and across the globe, and has published stunning, best-seller shelter books ever since. Read More
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... Read More
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. Read More
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.
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.
1. What's your background? Read More