http://www.tumbleweedhouses.comWith wheels, traditional proportioning and archetypal form, these little structures are designed to be portable and can, essentially, be sited anywhere you can park a travel trailer.* They range from about 50 to 130 sq ft. Purchase yours ready-made or buy the plans to build it yourself. These homes are stationary designs built as a main house or guest house. Most of the plans have an optional extra bedroom in back. The house sizes range from 261 sq ft up to 874 sq ft. We do not build the Cottages. They are designed to be built on site with a local contractor of your choosing.Tumbleweed Tiny Houses Companysupport@tumbleweedhouses.com
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You will learn the knowledge you will need to build and design your very own tiny home. Our two day Tiny House Workshop will teach you insightful and extensive information that you will need to build and create your very own tiny house; from picking the proper trailer, to selecting the materials you need, to helping you choose the right tools.
Ella joined us for the LA workshop and is putting the finishing touches on her Tumbleweed. "If you can find someone else to share your excitement then I totally believe it to be possible."
Lee attended the DC workshop and is now organizing a group build. "It will require getting creative about storing my stuff (or getting rid of more), but I’m excited about the challenge."
Brittany came to the Portland Workshop and 5 months later completed her Tumbleweed Fencl. "I made my mind and was going to build myself a tiny, mobile cabin so that I could live anywhere I wanted."
Want To Learn How To Build Your Own Tiny Home?
Do you dream of building your own tiny home
but you’re not sure how or even where to start? Not to worry, now we can teach you… at a
location near you!
Tumbleweed now offers 2-day workshops packed
with all the insightful and extensive information you’ll need to design and
build your very own tiny home. And we’re coming to a city near you.
Skillfully presented by actual Tumbleweed
home owners/builders—who happily share their stories and experiences on
subjects such as choosing the appropriate trailer base, selecting materials,
and the importance of using the right tools etc.—these workshops cover every
aspect of tiny house building and living.
Here’s a few of the topics you'll learn about:
to design and build your home in the most cost effective manner and how to
save money during construction.
14 tools that you need to build your own tiny home.
you can build a house on a trailer or standard foundation.
information on trailers; from flatbeds to utility trailers to car haulers,
including standard trailer sizes and weight capacities.
to select the best materials and which ones to avoid.
to frame and sheath your home.
techniques: what works best, what materials you can use, their energy
efficiency benefits, and how to apply them.
and venting techniques and why some types of green insulation don't work
in a tiny home.
against condensation, one of the key issues with small homes.
techniques that will ensure you properly protect your home.
What types of home heaters, water heaters, kitchen appliances and toilets
you will need.
code restrictions and zoning laws.
kitchen cabinetry, door sizes, shower sizes, toilet sizing and how to get
more compact choices for your tiny home.
jobs you can handle and when you should call in a professional.
You'll be provided with comprehensive, detailed
information on tiny home building that you can't learn anywhere else—and
you'll get to meet many other like-minded people in a fun and engaging setting.
At the end of the 2-days you’ll have a much better
understanding of the skills needed and what it takes to design and build your
very own tiny home. You'll leave feeling empowered, excited and ready to start your new Tumbleweed journey!
So join us at an up-coming Tumbleweed Workshop and start re-designing your life. We look forward to seeing you
"A great study on a fascinating topic ... Also good to know the pros and cons of the size/designs."
"Dee is an amazing teacher full of knowledge & humor. This workshop was much better than most continuing education classes."
"Wonderful class, Deek. You have a genuine warmth, intelligence and humor that comes across, and draws people in."