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Would you ever live in a tiny home? By tiny, I mean under 600 square feet. Could you live in one? Take a look at the website of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, they have over 30 plans for different types of Tiny Houses.
When the economy dropped like a rock several years ago, several companies began offering plans for small homes. Some are even towable behind your truck! We saw a Tiny Home being towed while we were in Southern California. How cool would it be to travel like that? You could see the country and sleep in your own bed every night! Sounds pretty appealing to me.
Jay from Tumbleweed has been living in a Tiny House for more than 10 years now. He’s the inspiration behind Tumbleweed and all it has to offer. For about $20K, you can build your own home. That is a really good price!
Years ago, I visited a colleague of mine at his home, which was located right in town. He had 3 children, the oldest was a boy about 16 years old who really wanted to spread his wings a bit and become more independent. He and his father build a Tiny House in their city backyard! It was probably not more than 100 square feet, as anything larger than that would have called for a building permit. He had a lounging area, a loft for sleeping, a hot plate and microwave and best of all, Mom was in the big house about 40 feet away!
The son “lived” in this Tiny House for several years, until he had graduated from high school and went off to college. I thought that was a great way of allowing him to have some of his own independence, while being able to keep an eye on him at the same time. (Any of us who have raised teenagers know what that is all about!)
Jay’s company also offers 2 day Tiny House building workshops all over the United States. Upcoming cities for the weekend workshops include Portland OR, Washington DC, Houston TX and Durham NC. More and more workshops are being set up all the time, so the chances are very good that a workshop will be held close to your own town.
Learn literally everything you need to know at the workshop, then return home and start building your own Tiny Home.
I am going to put up some kind of widget on the right sidebar with upcoming dates for Jay’s workshops. I have a feeling there could be a lot of interest in this kind of thing.
So, could you live in a Tiny Home? Would you? Are you concerned enough about your financial situation and the environment to consider such a move? If you already live on property, perhaps you are considering building a rental unit to gain more income. Or, like my colleague, looking for a place to park a teenager for a year or two!