Tag Archives: Kent Griswold

Straw Bale Construction Workshop with Andrew Morrison

My friend Kent Griswold is in town attending a straw bale building workshop taught by Andrew Morrison. I stopped by for a look, snapped a few photos, and got the inside scoop from Kent. The seven day long hands-on workshop lets you get down & dirty, and delivers  not only the information but the experience […]

Tiny House Tour with Bill Brooks

Bill built a tiny house from one of the free tiny house plans I’ve posted here at Tiny House Design. He’s made some smart modifications to it including the addition of a storage box for the solar system batteries and propane tank. My friend Kent Griswold at Tiny House Blog recently took a trip to […]

Tiny House Blog featured on Aol Housing Watch

It’s always nice to see tiny houses and simple living featured in a main stream publications. My friend Kent Griswold just had his story written up on Aol Housing Watch by Kaomi Goetz. Kent runs TinyHouseBlog.com and has been blogging about tiny houses full-time for some time now. It was actually a combination of Kent’s […]

A closer look at the Sonoma Shanty tiny house plans

The Sonoma Shanty is an affordable tiny house solution that came out of a collaboration between Kent Griswold and Stephen Marshall of Little House on the Trailer. This is actually one of the projects that was born from a meet-up a few of us had last year at Jay Shafer’s place in Sebastopol, California. You […]

Sonoma Shanty Tiny House Plans

Kent Griswold and Stephen Marshall have finished up the printable plans for the Sonoma Shanty and they are available for download now, the cost is $27.00. The Sonoma Shanty is a simple 8′ by 15′ building that can be built for about $1300 in materials and is intended to be used as a tiny house, […]

Jay Shafer’s Fencl is ready for New York

My friend Kent Griswold had a very busy day traveling up and down Sonoma County. He visited pretty much every local tiny house builder. Read about his busy day at Tiny House Blog. The most exciting part was a visit to Jay Shafer’s place where Kent found a complete Tumbleweed Fencl that Jay will be […]

The Sonoma Shanty – Workshops, Kits, Plans, Tiny Houses

If you’ve been a reader of Tiny House Design and Kent Griswold’s Tiny House Blog for a while you might recall that a small group of us bloggers, designers, and builders got together for a visit at Jay’s Tumbleweed Tiny House in Sonoma County, California. Jay called it, a meeting of the tiny minds. You can […]

Tumbleweed Fencl Update

Kent Griswold from Tiny House Blog visited the Tumbleweed Fencl construction site again this week and posted an update on his blog. As you can see Jay Shafer and crew are coming right along with getting this tiny house built in time for his cross country trip this summer. Jay is also shooting a lot […]

Get to know Jay Shafer

Thanks to Twitter and Stephanie over at Coming Unmoored I noticed that Amanda over at Constructing a Simpler Life posted the text and photos of an interview she recently had with Jay Shafer at his tiny house in Sebastopol, California. Jay is considered by many to be one of the central people of the tiny […]

Kent and Bill’s Tiny Adventure

Kent told me a while back about this day trip he was planning to take with Bill. Kent Griswold runs TinyHouseBlog.com and Bill Kastrinos owns Tortoise Shell Home, a tiny house company in Sonoma County, California. I must admit I am a bit jealous but happy to hear about the trip from Kent today by […]