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  

See Guillaume Build His Dream Tiny House

Sometimes just the right person comes along, who's devoting nearly full-time to building a Tumbleweed and is a professional photographer. That person is Guillaume Dutilh, who has documented each step of the way. He and Jenna Spesard are embracing their Tiny House Giant Journey, and it's time to share their progress and key building stages. 

Guillaume and his brother are enjoying rafter work  (tinyhousegiantdreams,com)

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Written by Debby Richman — December 10, 2013

Filed under: building   Tiny House Giant Journey   video  

Finding Purpose

In October of 2011, Molly Baker and fellow Outdoor Research Ski Ambassador, Zack Giffin, started building their dream home on wheels. Inspired by an introduction to Tumbleweed Tiny Houses, the purpose was to tow their cozy cabin around to North America’s most coveted mountain passes and ski areas.
 
Now in their third year of living tiny, our group of winter gypsies shares the experience of living vagrantly from one ski destination to the next, making memories one powder turn at a time. We're fortunate that Molly has agreed to write about many aspects of living tiny and living her dreams for Tumbleweed. She's an inspiration to all of us.
 
Tumbleweed as a cozy refuge, in the cosmos (photo by Ian Provo)

Living in a tiny home innately frees your time, energy, and space. So, what is it that all of us will choose with this new-found freedom?
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Written by Molly Baker — December 08, 2013

Filed under: ski lodge   winter  

From Historic Timber to Classic Escape

Here’s a “before and after” cabin renovation that embodies so much of what we love at Tumbleweed. It took absolute determination, belief, preservation, intelligence, grit and creativity.

The Miracle:  What do you get when you combine nearly 200-year old cabin timbers and a retired mathematician?  Nothing short of a miracle cabin that comes to life! Imgur (and Reddit) user Kippies recently shared photos highlighting his father’s 10-year restoration of an...

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Written by Bernadette Weissmann — December 03, 2013

Filed under: Cottage Plans   Historic Cottage   Reclaimed Wood  
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