Tiny House Tuesday: Tumbling Tumbleweeds
July 8, 2008
WHO: Jay Shafer, Idea Man and Founder, Tumbleweed Tiny House Company
WHERE: Shafer lives in Northern California, but Tumbleweed Tiny Houses can be found across the U.S.
WHAT: Tiny houses of all stripes and sizes
SIZE: From 65 (yes, 65) to 775 square feet
The man with the (tiny) master plan. Snap!
In honor of this weekend’s Tumbleweed Tiny House workshops in the Emerald City, a tribute to one of today’s tiny house pioneers, Jay Shafer. Sure, I’ve blogged his co. before; but Shafer’s enviable status as a household name (or, a Small-house household name, at least) — to say nothing of his fantastic tiny-home design skillz — certainly makes him worthy of a TH Tuesday homage.
Shafer, spurred by a desire for a simpler lifestyle and by concerns over the environmental impact of a larger dwelling, hand-built his first 96-square-foot home in 1997. Since then, he has been designing and manufacturing tiny homes for folks across the U.S. The company offers both blueprints and pre-fabbed structures, so mini-house builders and tiny-home buyers alike can live Small with just the right amount of elbow grease.
My fave? The Loring, a 400-square-foot, Craftsman doppelganger with sleeping loft. Hot!
Itching for more? Check out the Tumbleweed photostream on Flickr. So many tinies! It’s a bonanza!