What's in a name? The newest member of the Tumbleweed family, the Amish Barn Raiser, draws on hundreds of years of craftsmanship and community. It's in the long tradition of our Tumbleweed builders, Dave, Ben and Alan, all raised in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Interestingly, it's an unfinished house which has been expertly raised and sheathed for you.
Amish Barn Raisers are installing roofing, back in 1965.
Why call it the Barn Raiser?
The iconic image of a “barn raising” is synonymous with Amish life in America. The tradition is born of community needs and a strong belief in the importance of helping one another. With planning and hard work, there are jobs that can be done by one person. Then there are jobs that, no matter how well you plan or how hard you are willing to work, require a community. Raising the walls of a barn is that kind of job. Read More
We are rolling out the red carpet for the upcoming Las Vegas tiny house workshop. Two Tumbleweed homes cordially invite you to make a special trip to visit them, experience the workshop and possibly get a minute of Hollywood fame.
Book a flight or drive to Vegas, and learn all about building and living in a tiny house. This two-day workshop takes place February 22-23rd, and you can still get the 25% off early-bird price: learn more and buy tickets.
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