The year was 1999 when our first tiny home was mounted to a trailer. The little home was named Tumbleweed because it had roots and was mobile all at the same time. And in that moment, the seeds for a housing revolution were planted.

  David Hunt

David Hunt is the graphic designer for Tumbleweed. Graduating from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelors of Science degree in Graphic Design, he has always had a passion for art and design. Favorite Tumbleweed: The Mica. The one thing I couldn't go without in a tiny house: Wi-Fi.

  Derek Deek Diedricksen

Derek "Deek" Diedricksen has been a figure in the tiny house building and designing movement for over 5 years, but he actually built his very first cabin in 1987 (yes, he was ten!). Deek has since authored two books on the subject and hosts/directs the online DIY program "Tiny Yellow House," and is also the man behind and has his work featured all over the place. Deek will also be hosting a brand new series on building for The DIY Network, set to air later in 2013. He loves coffee. The one thing I couldn't go without in a tiny house: Sketch pads and pens.

  Ella Jenkins

Ella Jenkins: Owning a house by the ocean often lends itself to high paying jobs. Degrees in traditional Scottish harp music and the Scottish Gaelic language don’t very often lend themselves to high paying jobs at all. How is this going to work? Ella built her modified Cypress 18 - Overlook (named Little Yellow) after college, as a musician and artist who would prefer to stay that way. At 24 she is a homeowner with a marvelous ocean view, living less than a mile from her favorite beach. As luck would have it, she met her wonderful, metal fabricating boyfriend 3 days after moving to the coast, and together, they live in tiny bliss. Couldn't live tiny without: A harp or a banjo. Or perhaps caterpillar boots.

  Holly Halpin

Holly Halpin has grown up in tiny houses her whole life. “Living life with less, strangely enough, can be so fulfilling.” Holly lives in a 662 square foot bungalow in Santa Rosa with her fiancé, Christopher and her dog Lucy Lu. Holly feels they can downsize even more! She loves playing softball, snowboarding, and riding her bike! Holly studied Business at Sonoma State University. She is very excited to be a part of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Crew! It’s such a great feeling to wake up and be excited to go to work. Holly works in the customer service department. Favorite Tumbleweed: The Whidbey. The one thing I couldn't go without in a tiny house: My magic bullet (It’s a blender).


Martin Adams bought one of the first Tumbleweed tiny houses and strives to live gently upon the Earth. His desire for minimalism, along with his fascination with computers (he was 5 years old when his dad brought home one of the first Apple Macintosh computers) goes a long way toward explaining his exuberant love of Macs, elegant code, and simple design. When he’s not at work at Tumbleweed, Martin can be found writing (he’s the author of Land: A New Paradigm for a Thriving World) and playing games with friends. His favorite Tumbleweed is the Elm 24 Equator. The one thing I couldn't go without in a tiny house: my Mac.

  Meg Stephens

Meg Stephens is a tiny house designer, and she will be incorporating the best ideas and suggestions into the next iteration of Tumbleweeds! She has a bachelor's in architecture from Ball State University in Indiana, and recently spent nearly 5 years working for a small private university as the in-house architect. Meg enjoys playing games, sailing, camping, and doing electrical work. Her favorite thing to do on Saturday morning is have coffee and go for a walk with her husband and two dogs, Squirrel and Tesla. Favorite Tumbleweed: The Loring and The Cypress 18 - Overlook.

  Ross Beck

Ross Beck drafted his first tiny houses as a high school freshman and 30 years later lived part-time in a Tumbleweed Epu. In between, he studied economics and business; worked in manufacturing, education and solar-training, appeared on national media as a water conservation expert, designed/built several homes, lived off grid with solar power, managed community-education programs at a community college, served on numerous nonprofit boards, raised sheep, and filled his art studio with bliss. At Tumbleweed, Ross is in charge of everything from taking media requests, to answering customers questions about building a tiny house. Ross used to live in an Epu at the Solar Living Institute, you can see photos of the Epu by clicking here. Favorite Tumbleweed: Cypress 20 Arise. The one thing I couldn't go without in a tiny house: My internet connection to art and ideas.

  Steve Weissmann

Steve Weissmann was born in Tiberias, Israel and immigrated to the US when he was 2 years old. He attended UCSD and graduated cum laude with a degree in Quantitative Economics and Decision Sciences. In 2005, he became fascinated with downsizing, got rid of most of his possessions and moved into a 400 square foot house. Soon after he discovered Tumbleweed and bought into the little startup, becoming its 2nd employee and president in early 2007. He currently resides in Sonoma, CA with his wife and two kids. Favorite tiny house: The Whidbey. The one thing I couldn't go without in a tiny house: My Wi-Fi connection.


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