Beetle Kill Tiny House

Katrina Touck’e underwent major life transitions in 2015, when she left an unhealthy marriage, sold her business, and took control of her multiple sclerosis by re-prioritizing and eating healthy. Looking to reinvent herself further, she decided to become a roaming health coach and began her search for a non-toxic RV. Through Katrina’s vision, our team at Tumbleweed was able to create the perfect Tiny House RV for her new lifestyle.

Katrina's Tumbleweed

“I researched many manufacturers around the country, and I loved that Tumbleweeds are GREEN built and RVIA certified.”

Katrina Touck’e

Katrina received the call that her Tumbleweed Elm was complete and decided to pick it up herself, even though she didn’t have any towing experience. Nervous about her maiden voyage, Katrina pulled up to the Colorado Springs showroom and was thankful that the Tumbleweed team offered to give her a towing lesson.

After driving the neighborhoods with my Tiny House RV, I felt comfortable and confident,” Katrina explains. “My mentor taught me how to navigate with 10,000 lbs behind me! EASY! I GOT THIS.”

Katrina's Tumbleweed

Customizations used in Katrina’s Tumbleweed:

  • Beetle-kill pine interior paneling
  • Stairs and railings were customized to have a longer/less steep run
  • Hoist was added, so a kayak can be suspended above the great room for storage and transport
  • Custom kitchen lighting and storage. Katrina is a raw food, juicer, health coach. The kitchen was the focus on her design.

“Life is too short not to be the best it can be!” – Katrina Touck’e

Katrina is just beginning her journey. Her first parking location is Riverview RV park in Loveland, Colorado. Tour Katrina’s Tumbleweed in person at her open house April 23rd, 2017, from 1-3pm! More info on the event can be found hereKatrina Tumbleweed

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By |2021-12-09T09:52:29-07:00April 17th, 2017|Categories: Tiny House Lifestyle, Tumbleweed Owners|Tags: |6 Comments

About the Author:

Jenna Spesard built a Tumbleweed in 2014 and traveled with it for one year. She clocked over 25,000 miles, and now parks in a Tiny House Village. She writes about the Tiny House Movement on her blog Tiny House Giant Journey.


  1. Ellen McCann May 6, 2017 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Is there s 10 or twelve foot wide version of this house? I am not interested in traveling around with an RV. Am interested in living semi permanently. 8 ft. Is just too narrow for everyday living.

    • Rod H May 17, 2017 at 10:32 am - Reply

      The only way to do that is to move to a mobile home frame. And a State permit will be required to transport the unit. Also an escort service may be required.

  2. JoAnn May 17, 2017 at 8:50 am - Reply

    I would want a full size bunk sryle with drawers under for linens on one floor living. I like the washer with stovetop option as well. And now you really don’t need a standard oven since they have those in microwave sizes now.
    So, i would need a bath, living/activity. Area, wall space with dormers. Vaulted ceiling as I uld not want to be 75-80 trying to navigated those stairs!

    These homes are good alternatives for senior citizens as long as the cost can be reasonable and builders don’t get huge dollar signs in their eyes.

  3. Susan Guy May 24, 2017 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Who would be the best person to contact to find out if tiny houses are allowed in a town? Looking to build and relocate in three years.

  4. Devin Taylor March 27, 2021 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    I’m looking for a tiny house. I’m staying back with my mom because I had a stroke, but once you been on your own it’s kind of hard to get readjusted to where you came from. Although, I never want to forget. I would like my own.

  5. Susan Story January 8, 2023 at 11:42 am - Reply

    I’ve recently lost my husband. I’m from Indiana & now staying with friends in Sparta Tennessee. They have land for me to put a small house on. I could use some advice & options for the best home for me.

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