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. Read More
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
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)
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
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) Read More