As you may already know the first Tumbleweed Tiny House was built by Jay Shafer who founded the company.
Here’s what’s special about a Tumbleweed tiny house...
Jay started to live in tiny houses because of a few main reasons. I’ll quote him from the introduction of his fun to read book:
“I live in a house smaller than some people’s closets. My decision to inhabit just 90 square feet arose from some concerns I had about the impact a larger house would have on the environment and because I just do not want to maintain a lot of unused or unusable space. My house meets all of my domestic needs without demanding much in return. The simple, slower lifestyle it affords is a luxury for which I am continually grateful.”
- Jay Shafer, The Small House Book, Introduction
He was recently interviewed by George Packard of CuriouslyLocal.com.
You'll hear him talk about the freedom that living small gives you and how the most difficult part is getting rid of all of your stuff. You know, when you're at the point that you have quite a bit of it collected.
He'll tell you about codes and zoning including reasons why the laws
are so restrictive. Then he'll go into the sacred geometry that's
behind all of the designs that are available to you from Tumbleweed Houses.
I recommend The Small House Book if you find tiny houses interesting and want to learn more about them. It’s an enjoyable and easy to read book on all the details on building and living in a small space. It costs $29.99 and is worth every penny. You’ll find a great deal of useful information throughout it. You can buy the book here. (Link opens in new window)
He has inspired many people to consider, build and purchase smaller homes because of his vision and the way he lives.