Have you heard of Tumbleweed Tiny Houses? The company was founded by Jay Shafer, who built a tiny house for himself in 1997. A lot of people expressed interest in it, so he began designing and building them for others who want to live a simpler life.
He says his decision to try to live in 96 square feet came from concerns about the impact that bigger houses have on the environment, as well as the desire to live a simpler, slower lifestyle.
The little bungalow shown above is called The Loring and has 251 square feet of living space. You can see by the floor plan that has a sleeping loft that offers some additional space for the owner to stretch out:
The Harbinger house has almost 300 square feet and is one of the larger plans Tumbleweed offers:
Here’s the Epu, which is unbelievably tiny, at only 89 square feet:
Shafer took Oprah viewers on a tour of this home last year. Here are the interior photos, which show how he has made clever use of every inch of the space:
To learn more, go to Tumbleweed’s website (all photos are theirs). You can see a video tour of this home on the CBS website. Read about a Yale grad student who is saving money for tuition by building her own Tumbleweed Tiny House to live in while she’s there.
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