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People Have Been Living in Tiny Houses Since We Moved Out of Caves

Today Jay Shafer is featured in a video on Yahoo today talking about the benefits of living simply and in small spaces. If the idea of living in less than 100 square feet sounds crazy, I’d like to point out that McMansions are the fad; people have been living in tiny houses since we moved out […]

Tumbleweed Mulfinger at Potluck Community Farm

Last Friday I posted news of a tiny house bike trailer built by a fellow named Michael Moore. I was then contacted by another Michael Moore, (also no relation to the movie producer), who lives at Potluck Community Farm which is a community of 13 families in Rougemont, North Carolina. Michael lives in a slightly […]

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 […]

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 […]

How To Find Trailers For Your Tiny House

Steve over at the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company just published a great write-up on what to look for in trailers when shopping for a tiny house foundation. He describes the size, weight, height considerations as well as the need for trailer breaks and where to buy trailers. New trailers are fairly expensive; they generally cost […]

Tortoise Shell Homes on CNN

Bill & Sharon Kastrinos and Jay Shafer are on CNN today talking about their tiny houses. Bill and Sharon downsized from a 1,800-square-foot home and now live in a 154-square-foot Tortoise Shell home. Bill is a contractor and as the housing market imploded Bill & Sharon traded in their big house for a tiny one […]

Tumbleweed Tour Video

The folks at the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company just posted a new video of Jay and Greg’s big adventure. This past summer these Small House Society Co-Founders took Jay’s tiny house on the road and traveled from the Canadian Border to the Mexican Border stopping along the way to give workshops and have open houses.