Skip to comments.Tumbleweed Tiny House Company (Oh No.)
Posted on 07/21/2010 8:30:00 AM PDT by combat_boots
(I have no connection to this company). My name is Jay Shafer and since 1997 I have been living in houses smaller than some peoples closets. I call the first of my little hand built houses Tumbleweed. My decision to inhabit just 89 square feet arose from some concerns I had about the impact a larger house would have on the environment, and because I do not want to maintain a lot of unused or unusable space. My houses have met all of my domestic needs without demanding much in return. The simple, slower lifestyle my homes have afforded is a luxury for which I am continually grateful.
(Excerpt) Read more at tumbleweedhouses.com ...
I bet this guy is a chick magnet!
Doesn’t everyone want to live in a closet? Closets all around!
Why not just buy an RV?
I’m not sure if all of my wifes shoes could fit in that house, let alone everything else...
Or build one?
I don't know about that.
What kinda straight guy names his house...Tumbleweed?
I could live in a small house on a large piece of land.
But only if I had a large barn/garage/workshop.
I questioned this also. His tiny house looks like a tiny house for a vacation getaway. Can you imagine living in this place full-time?
Some of us think tiny houses are really neat.
No need to belittle personal preferences.
See http://tinyhouseblog.com/ among many others.
More power to him. . .as long as he doesn’t start demanding that everyone live in a house that small.
Jay Shafer...come out of the closet.
Cute, but could you afford the rent?
Omly those living alternative lifestyles......;-)
. . . but we built an architect-designed passive solar house with a little over 800 s.f. heated and cooled. It had a full basement and an unheated solarium with a solar mass (huge concrete cube buried in the ground) on the south side, but the actual living space was just 800 s.f. + or -.
Nice spacious master b.r., big living room, galley kitchen, good sized bath with dressing room. Plenty of closet space on the north side (doubles as insulation).
It was perfect for a couple, plenty of room, but a bit crowded for 3, and when we had our 2nd child we had to sell. Now that our last kid is out of the house I'd happily build another, although I'd probably bump up to around 900 s.f. to get a bigger kitchen.
He is an environmentalist, and as such is deeply concerned that the world has already reached a point of “peak space”, and soon we will all run out of space.
So unless we stop using all fossil fuels, limit families to only one child by forced abortion, pay international taxes to the UN, redistribute wealth from the wealthy nations to the poorer nations, and have one world government, we will all run out of space.
As such, all living areas must be restricted to a 6’ x 2’ x 2’ box for all humans, toilets must be limited to 1 gallon cans, the only artificial light will be provided by one LED for one hour after dark, food must be restricted to 1200 calories a day with all protein coming from tofu, and all clothing must be made out of recycled paper, including shoes.
Or we’ll run out of space!!!
This is a great house if you are on the road 364 days of the year...
Will the kick about, “small to save the world” ever be applied to government?
Maybe that’s the solution - the entire Federal government has to fit into an 80 square foot building.
That was my thought when I saw this on Yahoo a few days ago. He was crowing that you can build one of these contraptions yourself for 20K (materials) and be on the forefront of some great social trend. Well you could get a really nice late model Airstream for less than that with 2x the room, better ergonomics and waaaaay better lighting. And save on your labor. Guess that wouldn't impress the granola eaters.
I want to sing.