Small House Movement Part 1 – Tumbleweed Tiny House Company

2 Jul

In humanity’s quest for a simpler greener lifestyle, 3 companies have challenged the way in which we live in modern society, arguing that less is more. Over a series of three blog posts we will have a look at these companies and their individual takes on simpler living, starting with Tumbleweed Tiny House Company.

The company was started by Jay Shafer who has lived in homes smaller than most people’s closets for over a decade. Jay was concerned about what impact and enormous living space would have on the environment and also about maintaining unused and unusable space. He took the decision to only occupy 89 square feet and claims all his spaces have met his domestic needs without requiring much in return. Since completing his first tiny house, Jay has made a business of creating small spaces for clients, whether they may be required as studio spaces or full time residences. Jay has also authored the book “The Small House Book” available on

Jay’s key to designing a compact space is by eliminating transitional areas such as passages and stairwells and by using otherwise unusable spaces as storage. In this he succeeds in creating warm cosy and comfortable spaces with attention to light, warmth and energy efficiency. Safintra Roofing loves the little corrugated clad number!

Pictures courtesy of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company.

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