We asked you to decorate your own Tumbleweed just the way you wanted it and you delivered! After going through all the entries, our own Austin has selected three finalist. No matter what happens, these three are going to win amazing prizes but we need to know what you think.
The Three Finalist Are:
Vote for your favorite by clicking here
These Finalist Are In The Running For:
Voting Ends on July 31st, 2013. The winners will be announced in an upcoming blog.
Hello, Tumbleweed fans!
My name is Sarah. My partner, Joseph and I are Tumbleweed fans too… so much so that we are building one! We are super-excited to be joining two other couples in a group build this summer.
Meet the awesome folks we’ll be building with:
- Meg and Dan Stephens will be building Meg’s own design, the Tumbleweed Linden. Meg is the rockstar, ahem, in-house architect at Tumbleweed.
- You may remember Joe and Breanna from their sweet Valentine’s Day story about how a love of Tumbleweed houses actually brought them together. They will be building the classic yet modern Cypress 20 with dormers.
- And finally, Joseph and I can’t wait to get started building the tiny house of our dreams, a modified Cypress 20. You can read more about us, and follow our tiny house journey at seedswithwings.com.
Over the next few months we six will be sharing a work site, some tools and resources, and muscles. Each couple will be working mainly on their own house, but we’ll help each other out as needed, with practical things like lifting up the walls, and with the intangibles, like advice and learning from each others’ mistakes. Even as we’re just getting started, it’s also nice to know that there are others in this with us.
We’ll be reporting back to you every week or so about our progress, what we’re learning about building, and about building with a group.
We’ve been planning for our builds and buying materials for a couple of months now, but we felt like we were getting started for real a few days ago when our beautiful new Tumbleweed trailers rolled into town. As you can see in the photo, the trailers look great (and so do we!)
Joseph and I found out they also roll (and brake!) just as beautifully when we hitched ours to our truck and towed it a few hours into Eastern California to pick up some cedar siding. We’re already seeing a financial benefit to doing the build as a group as we were able to share the cost of a full pallet of surplus siding at a good price. A pallet is too much for one tiny house, but should work out just great for three houses.
We’ve got the trailers; the group build begins!
Sarah Weintraub and Joseph Schommer of Seeds With Wings will be joining the Tumbleweed writing team for the next few months to report on a very exciting new project… a group build of three Tumbleweeds to take place this Summer and Fall in Sonoma, CA.
Going to the Sonoma County Fair? So is Tumbleweed! See the new Linden design and get to know other fans and Tumbleweed experts. We will be located (appropriately enough) in Tiny Town just in front of the blue wall on the Community Theater lawn.
Visit the Sonoma County Fairs Website for more information: Tiny Town on The Green
The Sonoma County Fair runs from July 25th – August 11th, 2013
Tiny House Tours:
Tuesday – Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
Sonoma Fair Grounds – Map
Interested in renting this house? Click here to learn more
See more images of the Linden and download the FREE study plans
Here are some photos taken by the Tumbleweed staff at opening day of The Sonoma County Fair. Great turnout for Day 1, looking forward to the rest of the time at the fair.
Now you can design any of our House-to-Go models with our 3D Home Design feature!
Have fun designing and furnishing your own virtual small space! This new feature on the Tumbleweed website allows you to view your space from all directions and to learn which cottage would be the best fit for your lifestyle. Perfect for dreamers, planners and those already in the construction process!
Submit your House-to-Go 3D Design in our contest, and have a chance to win some great prizes!
Must be a Tumbleweed House-to-Go or Cottage
We Will Judge on Interior Design Only
Submit your design by July 15th, 2013 to email@example.com
Include with your design your name and the best email address at which to contact you
We will pick the top 5 best looking designs and let YOU vote for your favorite!
Hi Tumbleweed Fans!
Next week on July 1 ends the first three months that I have been working for Tumbleweed Tiny House Company as the new in-house Architect. It’s been an exciting ride so far – I love getting to meet you at workshops (hello to my friends from the Sacramento, Nashville, and Berkeley workshops!) and diving into the details of how a tiny house is constructed differently from regular construction.
Working at Tumbleweed is a dream job for me. I wake up every morning excited to get to work and see what I can accomplish – and hopefully impact your lives for the better. In my most recent design, I listened to the feedback that I was getting from many of you about wanting a loft sleeping area but needing more space. A loft for two people is a different animal than a loft for one. I also had this concern for my own build, which my husband Dan and I recently began work on. I love reading in bed at night – my most recent book is “The Name of the Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss – and Dan likes to play games on his iPad before going to sleep, so we wanted a loft where we could both sit up comfortably. A regular loft with a 12/12 pitch is a little cramped for that.
When I set out to design a house for my own family, I thought about ways in which to incorporate a bigger, functional sleeping loft and still have a beautiful exterior. I have long admired the B-53 cottage plans, and I started there. I am pleased to share with you the newest design in the Tumbleweed House to Go family: The Linden!
Plans and details will be available on the Tumbleweed website in early July.