Full Dormer Cypress

Pete became interested in Tiny House RVs back in 2008, just before the movement exploded with popularity. At the time, Tumbleweed was one of the only companies building small. When Pete began exploring in earnest again in 2015, he was drawn back to Tumbleweed’s solid reputation and full-spectrum of options. Working closely with a design specialist, he customized a Cypress 26 Overlook and received his fully built Tumbleweed in 2016. Today, his Tiny House RV is parked in the state of Maryland. 

Pete’s Tiny House RV Features:

  • Full-length dormers
  • Galley kitchen layout (wasn’t standard back then)
  • Upgraded to a large farm-style sink
  • Installed a custom outdoor shower

After six months of ownership, Pete shared a few things he’d do differently. For example, Pete would skip the washer/dryer combo, stating he’d rather have more space for other items. On the other end of the spectrum, he regrets not splurging for triple pane windows and a heat recovery system. Last summer, he struggled with condensation issues in Maryland’s humid climate. Despite a few regrets, Pete adores his Tumbleweed.

“I love the design, the wood, the roof. It’s hard to pick one thing!”

Pete Quinn, Tumbleweed Owner

Pete’s favorite space savers:

  • LL Bean wall-mounted bike rack. Pete says it’s easy to access and keeps his bike safe and out of the way.
  • His grandmother’s cedar chest was repurposed to make a custom couch for the nook. The antique piece of furniture provides plenty of storage and looks beautiful. Pete had a cushion made for the top of the chest.
  • Pete repurposed an antique clock for a bathroom cabinet, installing a few shelves inside.
By |March 15th, 2017|Categories: Tumbleweed Owners|Tags: |8 Comments

About the Author:

Jenna Spesard
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.

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    James March 15, 2017 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    Is there a tiny house that can be pulled by a 6 cylinder Toyota Tacoma 4 wheel drive? It looks like they might be too heavy.

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    Richard Medlock March 15, 2017 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Love it Pete! All of it!

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    Rick Scott March 19, 2017 at 7:14 am - Reply

    Where in Maryland is it located?

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    Pete March 28, 2017 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Woodbine, MD

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    Luke R. March 30, 2017 at 1:55 am - Reply

    so one picture it looks your Tiny House is plotted in a mobile home park. I assume its on a single wide lot? do you have extra room on the lot to expand your tiny home’s space if needed? what did you do for skirting? how does the Tiny Home do in the winter months? does it connect to the lot water/sewer/electrical?
    I currently live in a double wide manufactured home on a rented lot in a mobile home community – have dreamed of downsizing, but do not know of any mobile home communities that allow a Tiny Home RV type building. Most of the homes in my community are 10-30 yr old mobile/manufactured doubles/singles.

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      Pete June 6, 2017 at 3:26 pm - Reply

      Yes, I am parked in a trailer park for now. There is not a lot of space and I am not permitted to build on outside to expand the living space. I spent about $150 for all the skirting supplies (2x3s and wood similar to T111). For the winter, I wrapped all my drain pipes in stick-on insulation and that did the job. I also got a heated water house and wrapped the connection well with the stick on insulation. I have a composting toilet so sewage is not an issue. There is a gray water system which drains directly into the park’s system. This community permits re parking year round so there is a mix of single and double wide trailers, rvs, and one tumbleweed.

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    robert snowden May 20, 2017 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    I’m thinking about buying a tiny home. I live in Frederick md and I’m trying to figure out a place where to put it. How much does the trailer park cost a month? What was the process of buying a tiny house?

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    Pete June 6, 2017 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Trailer park prices vary depending upon what utilities are included so you need to explore and ask all the questions of park owners.

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