3 Yogi-Bear themed Tumbleweeds to tour Jellystone Parks

Who hasn’t heard of Yogi the Bear and his adorable comrade Boo-Boo? Well, this time Yogi and his friends have set their sights on more than a pic-a-nic basket. Jellystone Parks, home of Yogi the Bear, has commissioned Tumbleweed to build three custom Tiny House RVs to go on tour! Read on to learn more.

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Meet the Designer

Earlier this year, Kristin Rieke, a designer from Kansas City, won Jellystone Park’s designer competition. The prize? A chance to design three custom Tiny House RVs with the personalities of Yogi Bear, Cindy Bear, and Boo-Boo Bear! Kristin has years of experience in residential interior design, but creating the overall style for a tiny, mobile dwelling is a thrilling new challenge.

“The (custom Tiny House RVs) I design need to match their surroundings, but also play into the characters they are representing.” – Kristin Rieke, designer

Kristin is working closely with the Tumbleweed design staff to bring her ideas to life. Below is a sneak peek of the exterior color palettes she chose for each tiny. Next, Kristin will move inside, where she has some fantastic ideas in the works.

“Yogi Bear” themed Tumbleweed

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“Cindy Bear” themed Tumbleweed

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“Boo-Boo Bear” themed Tumbleweed

After Yogi’s custom Tiny House RVs are complete, they will begin their tour. Try to catch them rolling down the road this summer!

Scheduled stops along the Jellystone Tour:

Rent one of Yogi’s custom Tiny House RVs at one of the above destinations, but don’t wait to reserve your favorite! Spaces are limited. For more information, including dates, check out the Jellystone Park website.

“Jellystone has been intrigued by the Tiny House movement for some time, and we are excited to see how the tour plays out!” – Tessa Wiles, marketing manager of Northgate Resorts.


Glamping & the Tiny House Movement

Since the opening of Mt. Hood Tiny House Village last year, there has been an increased interest in Tiny House RVs to be used as “glampers” or vacation rentals. In fact, several Tiny House Hotels are scheduled to open this summer! Tiny vacations allow enthusiasts to “try on tiny,” which helps the movement continue to grow. So, the question is….

Do you vacation tiny?


Jenna BioJenna Spesard built a Tiny House RV in 2014 and traveled with it for one year, clocking over 25,000 miles. Today she lives simply in Mt. Hood Tiny House Village and writes about the Tiny House Movement and travel on her blog: “Tiny House Giant Journey.”

10 Comments

  1. Linda Mack February 23, 2017 at 6:54 am - Reply

    Awesome job they look very pretty. I Live in The Panhandle of Florida. Great Job Girl

  2. Linda Mack February 23, 2017 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Awesome job they look very pretty. I Live in The Panhandle of Florida. Great Job Girl Do You Plain on a work shop being held in the Panhandle of Florida say ether Pensacola,Fort Walton Beach, Destin any time soon? I would Love to attend a work shop but all the one that Tumbleweed has are too fare away. from me.

  3. Darcy Kahler February 23, 2017 at 8:12 am - Reply

    All of the designs look lovely. My only comment is that it might be fun to have some flower boxes on Cindy’s house. Even Yogi’s could have them in the shape or texture of, as Yogi calls them, picanic baskets. I look forward to seeing what Ms. Rieke designs for the inside of each house.

  4. mary February 23, 2017 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Colors? You’re showing colors and that’s it? Did she win bc of the colors? This is really weak sauce

  5. Ina February 23, 2017 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Can I buy one, have it delivered and set on my daughter’s property? Bala Cynwyd, Pa. 19004

    Email me price, of house, set up, and etc. I love the blue one. I’m looking for my own tiny home. Thanks. This one above. Yogi in Blue.

    • David Hunt March 20, 2017 at 8:31 am - Reply

      Hi Ina,
      Great to hear you are interested in Tumbleweed and the very cool Yogi themed tiny houses. You can always get in contact with a sales consultant and have a conversation with them about making your tiny house dreams come true. You can also get a FREE quote and price out your perfect Tumbleweed using our online builder. Design Yours Now. Going through our designer will help you price our your Tumbleweed and even give you estimations when it comes to delivery.
      Hope that helps.

  6. Nalda February 23, 2017 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Somehow I don’t seem to be able to look at the inside of even one of these homes. I do see that I can go to Facebook to view the designs. We do not do Facebook and never will so does this mean we simply do not get to see the homes?
    Or is there someway to see them through the Tumbleweed site?

    • David Hunt March 20, 2017 at 8:36 am - Reply

      Hi Nalda!
      Great question. These Yogi themed tiny houses are currently being built and are setup for delivery soon. Once these beauties get to their destination, you can expect interior photos. Check out our lifestyle blog for the most up to date information about all things tiny houses.

  7. Sunny March 11, 2017 at 10:05 am - Reply

    What are the dimensions of these RV’s? Are there any designs that will accommodate a person who uses a wheelchair? They would need a wider door and aisle-way than is typical in the tiny houses I have seen.

    • David Hunt March 20, 2017 at 9:00 am - Reply

      Hi Sunny!
      We did a feature on Dani Moore who had us build her a Tiny House Shell with a wheelchair ramp. We can have customizations made based on your specific needs. Please get in contact with an expert or Design Yours with our online builder and get a FREE quote. You can follow Dani’s journey on her blog here.

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