Jay Shafer brought tiny houses into the public eye when he appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show (original video here) in February of 2007. At the time the idea of living simply in a small space was refreshing approach that inspired many to follow. Jay’s Tumbleweed Tiny House Company thrived over the following years as more and more people discovered tiny houses.
Scott, the owner of a historic restoration company, lays out the benefits of tiny home living.
“My wife and I just finished turning our detached garage into a mother-in-law suite and it really got me thinking about Small and Tiny Houses. Our new guest house is about 400 square feet, and it has inspired me to push forward toward building a Tiny House on wheels for my wife and I. Of course, convincing her might require a little work. So, I’ve been putting together a list of reasons I want a Tiny House. Tell me what you think!”
A nice Tumbleweed EPU recently completed in Vermont.
“This month my tiny house was completed after a few years of preparation and three months of building. Josh Wengard, a terrific carpenter of Re-Design Construction in Londenderry, Vermont did most everything. I sealed the cedar siding, sanded the maple kitchen counter and generally got in the way. The house was built using the Epu plans from the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, though some modifications were made. The final cost was just under $32,000 for building.”
Ryan shares how he plans to anchor his tiny house to the trailer in this YouTube video.
“Many people have asked how do you anchor a Tiny House to the trailer so that it doesnt come off while moving down the road or get lifted off during a storm. The four front blots will help with any forces the could cause the house to slide off and the eight tie downs will prevent from any lifting forces they also have a really high sheer sideways strength.”
“Currently we our living in the house full time. It is amazing! I love it so much! I cant believe the difference in my life now. I for one have so much more time. It is so relaxing. I am amazed how great everything has worked out! Nothing has failed. I dont feel so crowed or cramped. I do think I need to downsize more of my clothes.”
“Today I did a quick video of some of the tools I have on hand to build my Tiny House. These certainly isn’t all of them, but they are the main players. I will do an update after I am done building the house to talk about what I used, what I didn’t use a lot, what tools I needed to get along the way, etc.”
This looks like it might be a nice opportunity for someone.
“So here the Our tiny house sits in Sky Meadows, Cle Elum, WA. We are waiting for the snow to come. We have decide with a heavy heart that our tiny cabin and the property it sits will now be for sale.”
One of my readers sent me this link, thanks Anka! What an amazing place to build a cabin and talk about roughing-it. Also, please forgive the Google Translate translation:
“Fieldfare cabin is a true copy of that war Quarter Linge officers and Ålesund Sunnmøre Association members Joachim, Birger and Olaf Aarsæther built in spring 1944, where they spent the last year of the war. The three had trained as saboteurs of Britain, and with several different missions in Norway and England behind him were dropped in Tafjordfjella to destroy communications in Romsdal and Lesja.
The cottage was rebuilt by Joachim summer of 1990 and then donated to Alesund Sunnmøre Association. It unattended DNT standard with four berths and is hidden beneath a cliff ten minutes from Veltdalshytta.”
They are battening down the hatches at this tiny house community under construction.
“DC is preparing for Hurricane Sandy: the metro system has closed, federal government has shut down, and sandbags were put in all around my neighborhood. While I’m a bit worried about the fate of our little houses, I do feel assured knowing that my house and trailer already survived 60mph+ winds during a storm earlier this summer that left us without power on the lot for five days. Moreover, the house is much more weatherproof now than it was a few weeks ago.”