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.
The bungalow above is called The Loring and has 251 square feet of living space:
The Harbinger house has almost 300 square feet and is one of the larger plans:
The Epu, on the other hand, has only 89 square feet:
Shafer showed Oprah his own tiny home:
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.
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.