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The Road Ahead

Partnership Opportunities with Tumbleweed

two years ago Tumbleweed was still a tiny company. Many people I meet today still
think of Tumbleweed as that little company with just 1 employee, and are
surprised to learn we now have a staff of roughly a dozen people working
in Sebastopol, Seattle, Hawaii, New York, Kansas City, Romania and

I believe good things will continue to happen for both us and the
Tiny House Movement. Interest continues to grow, and we’ve really
cemented Tumbleweed as the leader in the movement.

Currently I’m working on a couple new projects that I’m very excited
about. One is creating a licensing package which allows our fans to
create their own business building Tumbleweed Houses for sale. The other
is working with private lenders to arrange financing for the inventory
of houses at rates not available at your bank. So please read on to
learn more.

Become a Tumbleweed Builder

This idea is perfect for passionate builders who want to build
amazing small homes but don’t have customers yet. Our plan is to work
with builders around the country who will build Tumbleweed Houses and
then sell them through our website. We love it because it allows you to
do what you do best – build a great home. You know from the start that
you are building a beautiful product with a demand that actually exists.
And, you have the confidence that we’ll work together to find a buyer
using our database of over 100,000 fans. We earn our royalty only after
the house is sold … so you know that we are in it with you.

Click here to pre-register.

Green Loans

Occupy Wall Street has made us think about who we are borrowing money
from. Banks are paying you 1% on your savings, and lending it to
Tumbleweed at 10%. That isn’t fair … especially since our bank received
$25 billion in bail out money.

We need to change that. We want to work with conscientious lenders –
whether you are a private money broker, or someone looking for an
interesting opportunity, we’re interested in talking to you. And we are
more than happy to pay you the same rate we’re paying our bank.

In addition to replacing our current loans, we’re also exploring the
idea of increasing our house inventory from 4 houses to 8-10 houses. It
makes much more sense to be selling houses “off the lot” rather than ask
our customers to wait 4-5 months before we finish a house for them.

If you’re interested in discussing this more, please tell us your name and email address and I’ll get back to you.


Steve Weissmann


Tumbleweed Tiny House Company

Written by Steve Weissmann — January 07, 2012

Filed under: Business  

Keeping Up With Kendall

It is with great pleasure that we re-introduce to you one of our favoriteTumbleweed builders. Her name is Kendall and what she is trying to accomplish with her Lusby build is a great inspiration to all of us at Tumbleweed HQ.

In an attempt to do something about the rampant homelessness she observes daily, Kendall started her own company NerdGirlHomes. She set the goal for herself to build a Tumbleweed to donate to a family in need or have a raffle of the house and give the proceeds to a related cause. As you can see from these pictures, she is well on her way. Kendall embodies the type of industrious spirit and open-minded determination that is the hallmark of a Tumbleweed builder. Her example is worthy of imitation and your support. She is accepting donations of time and funds to assist her build. Please visit her site

Written by Brett Torrey Haynes — September 28, 2011

Filed under: Build it yourself  

Design Star

Click to watch HGTV's Design Star challenge, and vote for your favorite designer.

Written by Steve Weissmann — September 10, 2011

Filed under: Events  

Vote for your Favorite

Do the HGTV design stars have the chops to compete with Tumbleweed builders?
Watch this Monday, September 5th 8/9c for the Tiny House Design Challenge.



Jeff & Arlene




Do the HGTV design stars have the chops to compete with Tumbleweed builders?

Watch this Monday, September 5th 8/9c for the Tiny House Design Challenge.

About our Tumbleweed builders and deocartors

Jonathan's Fencl is built tough enough to take the cold winters of Flint Michigan. He designed a handsome interior space that includes just about everything you could image needing in a tiny house. Who says you can’t live a full life in a tiny space? He even has a flatscreen TV, perfect for cold nights of Wii playing coziness!

Jeff & Arlene have a great Fencl that now resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We really appreciate the attention to details that this dynamic duo incorporated throughout - including a wonderful copper door knocker.

Brittany didn’t let a little obstacle like not having any construction experience stop her from fulfilling the dream. Her Fencl is a favorite of ours. Her interior is light with a lot of personalize touches. I mean, did you see that sink? Just perfect! There’s a lot to love in this wonderful little house

Written by Steve Weissmann — September 01, 2011

Filed under: Events  

Monday on HGTV

Watch a sneak peek


HGTV Monday Sep 5th @ 9/8 c
HGTV Tuesday Sep 6th @ 12 am
Hulu Friday Sep 9th

About Design Star

In a series first, the finalists must design the interior and exterior of an entire house - tiny house of just 99 square feet. Each finalist must demonstrate ingenious creativity and savvy space-planning skills in order to execute an inspiring home design that is both comfortable and functional. As carpenters from other HGTV and DIY Network shows arrive to help the finalists complete their work, mentor David Bromstad will coach them as they interact with their crew on-camera, just as they would in a real HGTV show. Watch a sneak peek.

Written by Steve Weissmann — September 01, 2011

Filed under: Events  

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