Meet Adele Smith, a recent addition to the Tiny House movement. Her cross-country downsize begins in Nashville, Tennessee, where she found herself living in a cluttered 1,300 sq. ft. townhouse and using only a fraction of the space. Her daughter was grown and she was about to retire from teaching. Adele decided it was time for a big change and it came in a tiny package!

Adele’s Tiny House Retirement

Tiny House Retirement

As an outdoor enthusiast, Adele had always been interested in camping. She came across Tumbleweed Tiny House Company and loved that her house could also be a certified RV. She attended a Tumbleweed workshop and listened as the other attendees shared their dreams. It was inspiring. By the end of the weekend, she had a clear picture in her mind; be near her family in Oregon. And a Tumbleweed was part of that plan.

After visiting the Colorado Springs showroom and touring a few Tiny Houses for Sale, Adele ordered a 20-foot Tumbleweed Cypress. She spent months working with Tumbleweed design specialists to perfect and customize the design.

“Another thing I did like about Tumbleweed, is that it is built above standards for being green.”

Adele Smith, Tumbleweed Owner

Adele’s Design:

  • Eliminate the Cypress’s built-in porch for more interior space
  • Move the entrance to the side
  • Eliminate the hipped roof for a gable roof and gothic window
  • Add a storage in the staircase
  • Add built-in storage along the sides of the loft

After receiving her Tumbleweed, Adele moved it to a 20-acre farm in Oregon. She helps out around the prop