downsizingLifestyleReal EstateSmall Space Design September 1, 2010

Tumbleweed Houses

Now, when most of us think of downsizing we think – “Let’s move from a four bedroom to a two bedroom.” Jay Shafer, owner of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company takes downsizing to a whole new level.

His charming little homes range from an itty-bitty 65 square feet to 743 square feet. Jay lives in the EPU model, a mere 89 square feet!

Check out this video tour of his home that was featured on Oprah

Each model has been designed with immense precision, since every inch counts.

Jay’s desire for a debt free, environmentally friendly lifestyle, without the constraints and maintenance of a larger home led him to design and build many of these homes himself. Now, nationally recognized, he is on a mission to change how people think about their homes and what we truly need to be happy.

Could you live in one of these? Do we value square footage over peace of mind? Let me know what you think.

Have a fantastic Thursday!