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Don Vardo – Micro House by PAD

This is the Don Vardo by Portland Alternative Dwellings (PAD). The first Don Vardo was designed and built by Katy Anderson in 2010. Plans are now available for this micro home. “The Don Vardo is a great starter tiny house project, perfect for a detached office, guest quarters, or a weekend get-away or hide-away. It’s a […]

Healdsburg High School Students Build Tiny House

Students at Healdsburg High School in California have built a tiny house from plans donated by the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company and modified by Quattrocchi Kwok Architects. The house will be on display on the Healdsburg Community Church campus, at 1100 University Ave., from 9 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013 until 7 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2013. Businesses […]

Jay Shafer Announces the Four Lights Tiny House Company

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 […]

Saturday Tiny House Videos

For your Saturday morning viewing enjoyment – some tiny house videos we spotted online this past week. Also: If you’d like to see tiny house stories in your inbox regularly subscribe to Tiny House Living email newsletter. We also invite you to subscribe to CARazed.com, a blog & newsletter that covers greener transportation options. Below, an interview […]

8×12 Tiny House – Free Plans

This set of free tiny house plans is a classic 8′ x 12′ house with a 12/12 pitched roof. The plans are 20 pages and are drawn to the same level of detail as my other tiny house plans. The walls are framed with 2x4s and the floor and roof are framed with 2x6s. It’s […]

Tumbleweed Popomo

The Popomo is a modern design by Jay Shafer, the original founder to the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. It’s a sleek, simple, and their easiest house to build. The 8′ x 18′ footprint contains a small bedroom, living space, kitchen and bath – all on one floor. Pictured here is an example with COR-TEN steel […]

Tumbleweed Vardo Plans

The Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, originally founded by Jay Shafer, is probably the best known tiny house company. One of their smallest designs is the Vardo – a tiny shelter that can ride in a truck bed or on a trailer. It has no bathroom or kitchen but fits a full size bed with 35 […]

Travis’s Tiny House Tour

I ran across this tiny house project on YouTube posted by travis162002. The first video is a tour of his completed house and the other is a construction slideshow. It’s based on a Tumbleweed Lusby with a couple of nice modifications. Instead of using lap siding he used cedar board & batten siding. He also built […]

The Legality of Tiny Houses

In the following interview with Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, the original founder Jay Shafer, he describes some of his initial motives for choosing to live in a tiny home. Civil disobedience was one item that topped the list. Demonstrating that size was not a requirement for safety, prosperity, or happiness was (and still is) one of […]

Jonathan’s House is Complete

Except for a few minor details Jonathan’s tiny house, a Tumbleweed Fencl, is complete and has left Flint, Michigan. His new temporary home is a well-kept wooded campground on a lake. The only drawback seems to be the tours… yep… tours. His tiny house has rapidly become quite an attraction and his new neighbors are just […]

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