MAKE Goes to Tiny House Camp

Our intrepid man of tiny house mystery,  Derek "Deek" Diedricksen, was in Vermont recently for a Tiny House Summer Camp. Thanks to MAKE, we have a little video to share. Deek is über-knowledgable about building tiny houses. Draw a tall drink from his well of knowledge at our Chicago and New York Workshops. Both locations are on sale until the end of the month, so act fast!

Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — August 22, 2012

Filed under: Build it yourself   chicago   Events   In the News   Media   new york   workshops  

Tumbleweed Pinterest Contest #3

 

Here we go! Welcome to our 3rd Virtual Tumbleweed Contest. The theme this time is 'The Perfect Retreat'. We are looking for boards that showcase what your perfect tiny house retreat would look like. Here are the rules:

1. Build a board on Pinterest with "VTC3" in the title. That way, I can find it when I search.

2. Once you've build your dream virtual Tumbleweed, send an email to brett@tumbleweedhouses.com with "VTC3" in the subject line.

3. Pinterest pinboards can be submitted starting today, August 21, 2012 through Sunday, August 26, 2012.

4. Have fun!

On Monday, August 27, 2012, I will post the top 10 boards as determined by our staff. You can vote for you favorite board through Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 5:00 pm PST. The winner will be announced on Friday, August 31st, 2012.

And now the good stuff: The prizes! A copy of both the DIY book and the Small House Book, an official Tumbleweed t-shirt and a tote bag

I can't wait to see what you fine, tiny house lovin' folks come up with!

Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — August 21, 2012

Filed under: Build it yourself   Events   Pinterest   See a tiny house  

5 Blog Post Worth Reading

 

Our blog is designed to keep you up to date on the latest happening in the small house universe. Here are 5 posts that you may have missed:

  1. How to Get Around Building Codes and Zoning for Tiny House Living - TinyHouseTalk.com publisher Alex Pino and Small House Society President Greg Johnson share their insights. You'll really want to note the cities that are beginning to allow tiny houses to be legal dwellings
  2. Have You Considered a Historic Neighborhood for Your Small House? - Kent Griswold, publisher of TinyHouseBlog.com explores an intriguing option for those looking to find a spot for their tiny house.
  3. Building a Tiny House on a Mountain - Laura LaVoie is currently building her tiny house and has shared some very informative information about the building blogging process.
  4. Virtual Tumbleweed Contest - Top 10 Finalists - Our fans are some super creative folks! Check out our latest Pinterest contest and get some ideas to personalize your own tiny house.
We've got a lot more great posts coming your way. We are grateful for our many quests bloggers and look forward to sharing the best information we can to help you get started on your own tiny house. Grab your own tiny house plans here.         

Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — July 20, 2012

Filed under: Build it yourself   Downsizing   floor plans   green building   home plans  

Yahoo! Deek is everywhere!


That Deek sure is getting around, isn't he? This is a great video. Thankfully, we know plenty of women who are not afraid of a little old saw, right ladies? You can catch more Deek at his homebase. Get your own tiny house plans here.

Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — July 18, 2012

Filed under: cabin   Downsizing   In the News   off-grid   video  

Rent Brittany's Bayside Bungalow

Some of you might remember that we featured Brittany's Fencl in the past. In fact, it was voted the best Tumbleweed built by a customer in 2011. Now's your chance to spend some quality time with this work of art. Brittany is now renting out her Fencl in beautiful Puget Sound, located in Olympia, WA. Check out the images and then head over to Brittany's site to reserve your night in a Tumbleweed tiny house now! You can grab yourself a copy of the Fencl small house plans here.





Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — July 16, 2012

Filed under: Rent A Tiny House  

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