Who Wants an iTree?

Who wants an iTree? This upscale speaker system might suit someone who already has everything and truly adores a natural, big lodge look. It's made from a tree that's felled, hollowed out, and wired to dock an old-school iPod.

The iTree gets promoted as sustainable design, yet is absurdly wasteful. No speakers need to be this large! The sheer trunk size won't work in any typical home, let alone a tiny one. Perhaps the iTree fits best and should take up residency in a museum, where everyone can ponder the beautiful concept.

Take a look at this video teaser, showing a tree transforming into an iTree.

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Written by Debby Richman — December 21, 2013

Filed under: music   sustainability   trees  

Home Is Here, Everywhere

Home. As the days shorten and the temperatures drop, home is where we all want to be. But for a trio of dreamers and gypsies, home is a space that doesn’t stand still. Home follows the snow. Storm by storm, chasing memories made one powder turn at a time, home is a 112-square foot Victorian cabin on wheels. Home is the Outdoor Research Tiny House.

The OR Tiny House Tour kicks off (Outdoor Research)

Joining The Tiny House Movement

Two winters ago my partner Zack Giffin, our buddy Neil Provo and I joined the Tiny House movement. We built a miniature cabin on a trailer in Colorado, hitched it to a funky old diesel truck, and set out to chase winter. Two full seasons have passed living in our rolling house.

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Written by Molly Baker — December 20, 2013

Filed under: ski lodge   snow   tiny house community   winter  

Workshops Produce New Tiny House Experts!

When people attend tiny house workshops, they begin by introducing themselves and their reasons for wanting to go tiny. Sometime earlier they had discovered tiny houses and tiny dwellers online, and been inspired by the possibilities of a house-on-wheels. Now they are spending time with tiny experts and other like-minded people in person, and the reality of going tiny seems within reach.

At Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, we are thrilled to watch the co-mingling during workshops. Afterwards, the entire tiny house community cheers as new tinies get built and people transform into experts! Here are three people who have become tiny living influencers and leaders in their own rights. 


Brittany Yunker sitting next to her Bayside Bungalow
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Written by Debby Richman — December 17, 2013

Filed under: brittany   building   ella   guillaume   house-to-go   workshops  

Immobile: Tiny Finds Home

It was December 21, 2012. The world, or just the Mayan Calendar, was supposed to end. Ironically as skiers, our world was about to begin.

It was early winter and there was 10 feet of snow on the way. But it wasn’t just that winter had arrived. The elevation of our experience was reaching Everest proportions because of our little winter cabin on wheels. Our tiny house was going to get us stranded in the storm, with no other skiers allowed into our powder land.


A Mt. Baker snowstorm immobilizes Tiny, right where she wants to be (Molly Baker)
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Written by Molly Baker — December 13, 2013

Filed under: ski lodge   snow   winter  

Tumbleweeds To Welcome Las Vegas Skaters

Tumbleweed houses are about to make their public skating debuts, starting this weekend at the Gold Spike rink. Under the auspices of Tony Hsieh and the Downtown Project, the 4,000 square foot rink will open for the very first time. Tiny houses are set up around the rink!

The Vegas Chatter took a sneak peek at the rink's progress. As of two days ago, rink preparations were coming along nicely and the tiny houses, lounging areas and outdoor heaters seemed ready to go. Robin Leach, a Las Vegas Sun columnist, said the rink would be "one of the largest in Las Vegas" after speaking with directly with Hsieh. 

Two Tumbleweeds at the rink, visible from the street (Vegas Chatter)
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Written by Debby Richman — December 11, 2013

Filed under: Downtown Project   Las Vegas   Skating Rink  
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