Lizz Flowers and her Dream-Come-True Tumbleweed

How many of you have been dreaming of going tiny for years? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Meet Lizz Flowers. She has been fixated with the tiny house movement since she was 17 years old. Growing up in New York city, Lizz first came across Tumbleweed Tiny Homes when her mother and sister left a pamphlet on the kitchen table. As she flipped through the pages, she was transfixed by the Tumbleweed Cypress design. Read on to learn more about Lizz Flowers’s Tiny.

Liz Flowers's Tiny

“It looks like the cabin you see in fairytales!” – Lizz Flowers

Years later Lizz’s dream has finally come true. In 2016, she and her partner, Jason, worked with a Tumbleweed design specialist to create a Tumbleweed Cypress that would fit their style and needs. Lizz received updates while her Tiny House RV was in production. Once it was complete, she flew to our Colorado Springs facility to get a first look at her dream come true, eight years in the making!

Lizz Flowers's Tiny

Tumbleweed customizations used in Lizz Flowers’s Tiny:

  1. Two doors. The classic Cypress front door (which has a tiny profile) and a standard size side door for fitting appliances in and out.
  2. A big farm sink
  3. A big tub
  4. LED strip lighting in the kitchen
  5. White painted walls with white stained wood interior
  6. Casement windows downstairs, awning windows in the loft (so they can vent even if it’s raining), and one window by the front door slides up for grabbing the mail.
  7. Solid wide plank oak flooring.  It can be sanded many times in the future and will never have to be replaced.

Liz Flowers's TinyLiz Flowers's Tiny

*Tumbleweed is able to accommodate most customizations. Contact a Tumbleweed design specialist to learn more!

Video tour of Lizz Flowers’s Tiny House RV:

 

Lizz loves her neutral color palette, which gives her Tiny House RV a light and airy aesthetic. After owning her Tiny for a few months, and using the space, she has discovered a few improvements that could be made. Sharing the afterthoughts of our customers is very helpful for future Tiny Housers. Therefore, I asked Lizz to open up about her “should’ve’s” and “could’ve’s.”

Lizz Flowers, what would you do differently?

  1. I wish I bought a guest book before picking up the Tiny!
  2. I wish I had cupboards for clothing on the side of my stairs instead of the drawers.
  3. The screen door on the small door gets in the way so I wish I hadn’t bothered with that.
  4. Two burners have been fine on the stove, but I wish they were farther apart! With two pots, they barely fit at the same time, and it is a little hazardous.  I also wish the burners had their own ignition source.
  5. Taxes: I should have registered in Colorado, not in California.  If I registered it in Colorado and kept it there for a year, I wouldn’t have had to pay $9k in California sales tax!

“It gives opportunities for adventure and a more meaningful life.” – Lizz, on her Tumbleweed

Lizz Flowers's Tiny

Lizz and Jason store their kayak up high on the trusses

In the future, Lizz and Jason plan to park their Tiny on a plot of land along the coast, where they would start a small organic farm and café. Congrats to Lizz and Jason for achieving their dream of owning a Tiny House RV and, most of all, creating a beautiful space!

Design your Tumbleweed and begin achieving your dreams today!


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12 Comments

  1. Kathie February 3, 2017 at 7:45 am - Reply

    I hadn’t thought about taxes. Thanks for that. And congratulations. Good luck! and where in CA are you going to have you farm… I am from Mendocino county

  2. Gary February 11, 2017 at 7:26 am - Reply

    Lizz,
    Greetings from Maine! You did a great job with your design for the Cypress. My wife and I enjoyed your video. It gave us some design ideas for our future (retirement) Tumbleweed home. Thanks for sharing!
    As for humidity control, we are considering a Panasonic Select Cycler house ventilation system. It looks like it would help with humidity control and indoor air quality. Just a thought.

  3. Terry February 13, 2017 at 9:35 am - Reply

    I think this is a very cluttered, unorganized house. There’s nothing pretty or cozy about it. Water can get around the kitchen sink. Having the things in the sink looks sloppy. The shower curtain distracts from the tub. Overall, I’d give this design and furniture, etc. a D+ Ugh!!!!

    • Gail March 15, 2017 at 7:04 pm - Reply

      I don’t understand,

    • Linn Redinger March 28, 2017 at 9:00 pm - Reply

      I understand your problem with being so jealous that you’re finding fault but you’re in very sad ???? shape ???? to say such things publicly! This is a beautiful tiny house ????

  4. Rozalyn Sippel February 13, 2017 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    I am so thrilled for you. Your design ideas are great. I’m from San Diego but can there be any land on the coast to buy?

  5. Melissa February 15, 2017 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    This THOW is perfect! I also want a bath, not just a shower. This is ideal what I am looking for! I hadn’t considered the taxes either…I don’t want to stay in Colorado though. I’m in San Diego County. ^_^

  6. Jim Travis February 19, 2017 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    Beautifully designed layout, color scheme on both the interior and exterior. You have given me many great ideas! Best of luck to you!!

  7. Celia February 21, 2017 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    So happy all your dreams are coming true.

  8. Celia Dunn February 21, 2017 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Happy your dreams are coming true.

  9. Ebony Diaz February 23, 2017 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    BEAUTIFUL!! Congratulations! I am curious about taxes in Florida..I am so excited about getting my Tiny Home someday soon!!

  10. Lizzy Flowers April 16, 2017 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Hi Everyone! I don’t receive notifications when you post unfortunately (I do on my youtube channel but not on here). So sorry for the delay!

    Kathie: Our farm we were considering NorCal or Oregon but we looked in the Salinas area also!

    Gary: I think we have a dehumidifier system in the A/C but we have to be plugged in to 50 amp service which we haven’t done so far so we don’t know if it works well yet! Good luck on your TH journey! If our built in dehumidifier doesn’t work well once we get 50 amps then we will consider your option for sure!

    Terry: Each to their own of course! We designed this house to be perfect for our needs and taste! We haven’t decorated really at all, we only had spent a week and a half in the house when this was filmed. There is no furniture. As far as clutter goes, tiny houses are designed to have every square inch used, not for looking pretty, and anyone who wants to look at empty space better not buy a tiny!

    A little info for those considering Terry’s suggestions:
    Around the sink is sealed thoroughly with a clear coat and clear caulking. The shower curtain is actually the only way you can expect to seal a shower or tub in a tiny house. Tiny house builders making tile or hanging door showers are making tiny houses that cannot be driven down the road because they *will not* stay sealed. The houses shift and when weight is put on one and not all of the wheels evenly (like when driving into a crappy diesel station), the house is torqued and shifts slightly. This will break any shower seals unless the house is extremely light. This one was made for durability and weighs 14,500 lbs. We love our home, so if Terry wants to hate it we don’t mind, but I wanted to share some info about why we made certain design decisions and how we executed them 🙂 D+ for manners Terry!

    Gail: I also do not understand 🙂

    Rozalyn: There is coastal land but in San Fran it is too expensive!! Every now and then there is a piece of land that has some problem that people don’t want to deal with (like easements) and the price is low. You never know!

    Melissa: I am in Orange County right now but the tiny is up in Monterey! Yeah taxes bit me in the tush!

    Jim: Thank you!!

    Celia: Hi mom!! Thanks!

    Ebony: Good luck on your TH journey!

    Thank you everyone for your comments and compliments 🙂

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