Elizabeth Turnbull’s Tiny House

Just
recently, one of our customers asked me if the workshops really lead people to build their own homes. As you would expect, I always say  yes it does. Here's an example of someone who went to a workshop and then built their own. Check out Elizabeth Turnbull's  house.


It's
good to note that Elizabeth's house is not based on our plans. But that's the point, isn't it? We love that people come to our workshop and get inspired during the Design session on Sunday to build their own.


You can read more about her build here. Make sure to take advantage of our current discounts on our workshops.

Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — January 11, 2012

Filed under: Build it yourself  

Is there a Bodega in your future?



Did you know that the Bodega plans are on sale
this month? It's the smallest of our houses on foundations but it's big
on style. I personally would love to have one with the half loft. Image
how cool that cathedral ceiling would look like in the living room?
Make sure you get your hands on the plans before the month is over. If
you could build a Bodega, where would you put it? What modifications
would you make? Would you add the extra bedroom?

Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — January 07, 2012

Filed under: Build it yourself  

A Little Yellow Fencl in the California Sun

For all
of you who wonder if you could build your own Tumbleweed with little to
no building experience, I'd like you to meet Ella and her Little Yellow
Fencl:


You will love her story. First of all, where can we get neighbor like hers? You've got to read this post. How kind! Ella really lets you in on the process and it shows in every post. Oh, and the pics? AMAZING!





Did you catch this one important detail in her first post? Ella went to the workshop we held in Los Angeles.
We strongly believe that going to the workshop in your area is
an essential first-step if you intend to build a Tumbleweed. Be sure to grab a seat in a city near you.
We'll be adding more cities in the coming months. In the meantime,
spend a few minutes (or hours) checking out Ella's build. No building
skills? No problem! Go Ella, go!

Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — January 07, 2012

Filed under: Build it yourself  

Host a Tumbleweed

Are you a Tumbleweed fan? Then we're looking for you! Our most popular house, the Fencl, is moving its way around the New York state area. Could your business benefit by displaying our tiny house for a while?

Here is what's in it for you:

  • Tumbleweed will promote your business as the host of our tiny house.
    Since the media loves stories like these, we will issue 2 press
    releases on PRWeb promoting the fact that you are hosting a tiny house
    for the public to come and see. The second release will announce an
    official open house where people can come for a tour.
  • We will promote the house and location at your business regularly on
    our Facebook Fan Page (over 30,000 fans) in our newsletter (over
    120,000 subscribers) and on our website.
  • You will receive books to sell at the open houses which will cover your costs.
  • Plus hundreds of people will come to your business giving yourself a chance to attract new business.

Our open houses often attract 100-200 people in a 2-3 hour window.  There are 3 ways to organize an open house:

  1. One was just to have it available to view every day the business was
    open. The door was unlocked during business hours, and people could
    just walk on in and take a look around.
  2. The second option was to have the house on site, but keep it locked except during specified open houses.
  3. The third way was to do a combination of both.

If interested, please email us here.

Written by Steve Weissmann — January 07, 2012

Filed under: Business  

A Harbinger in the heart of North Carolina


Lovely, isn't it? We are thrilled to showcase this stunning Harbinger, built by one of our satisfied customers.

Where do we begin? That gorgeous lavender bathroom with the classic black & white tile? The perfect back porch? The bright and sunny loft area? If I had to guess, I'd say your eyes where probably drawn to the killer orange kitchen. Love it!


Here's what the customer had to say about her Tumbleweed:

"Now that I’ve lived in the home for a few months, I can’t imagine needing anything bigger.  My neighbors, who have much larger homes, probably talk it up more than I do, and I never want for visitors who enjoy relaxing in my cozy living room or out on the deck.   There are plenty of small spaces to be had in my town, but few are single-family, energy-efficient homes.  I’m glad to have built a Tumbleweed from the ground up and to be able to live in a way that supports my values, particularly in a time when that can be so hard to do."





Feast your eyes on all this small house goodness! The Harbinger is 404 square feet downstairs with a loft above. It is one of our nine cottages ranging from 261 square feet to 843 square feet. These cottages are designed to be built on a foundation and meet the International Building Code requirements. See all nine here.

See more images of the Harbinger here...



Photos by Daryl Shaw

See more images of the Harbinger here...

Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — January 07, 2012

Filed under: Houses  

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