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Monday, July 26, 2010

Down-Size, Anyone?

Sometimes you reach a point in life, where it's time to make some changes; the kids are grown and gone.  You find yourself sitting in a 5 bedroom house and you only need one.  Or maybe you are widowed or divorced, and the cost of your current mortgage or rent for the space you are in is a burden you can no longer bear.

If you've ever thought of down-sizing, because up keep of your home is getting to be just too, much, this video is for you!   





Personally, I'm not sure I could fit my wide butt through the front door,  though I find the whole idea fascinating!  I know I couldn't climb that little ladder to the attic sleeping quarters, either, but those are obstacles that most people wouldn't face.  I like his idea of making minimul impact on the environment, and economically, you can't beat the bargin!  The portablility factor is pretty appealing, too.  Want to winter in the south and summer in the north?  Done!
He has his own website (click here), and your can purchase custom-designed house plans from him so you can build your own home, or buy a ready-made home from him and have it delivered.  The website has lots of photos and videos; you may want to visit, just for the novelty of it!

Note:  I have not been compensated in anyway for featuring this information on Tumbleweed Tiny Homes; I just was so fascinated by the whole idea, I had to share it!

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15 comments:

The Vegetable Assassin said...

I love the little tiny houses. Jay's a pioneer of making tiny houses that have all you need. I love it. Imagine how tiny your heat bills would be? Of course you can forget doing Zumba in it.... Hee.

As I plan on living in my Airstream one day, I'm all for tiny living. People have way too much space they don't even need in my opinion.

Of course also, it's hard to squeeze many of those hunky calendar men of yours into a tiny home. Maybe I need to reconsider...

Brian Miller said...

unfortunately the video is no longer available...at least that is what it is telling me...when we downsize it will be to a log cabin in the mountains...

The Good Cook said...

Love that tiny house - but where does he hold dinner parties?

natalee said...

Oh soooo small..... What an amazing concept.. Personally i think its amazing but not for me.... I like big...lol

DJan said...

I have lived in as little as 250 square feet of living space, and it was adequate. But it's sure nice to be able to spread out a little! I also couldn't see the video, but I can imagine.

gayle said...

I love the tiny houses!! I could never live in one unless it was by myself. We love being able to spread out!

Randa @ The Bewitchin' Kitchen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Returning the favor.

-I'm looking to upsize my house :)

Steven Anthony said...

that is brilliant.....I think I need one, it should be big enough for me , and my pooch and cat...dont ya think? :)

Pat said...

I'm living that life now. Although my husband keeps telling me that we live in about 400 square feet when our trailer is opened with all four slide outs. That house is cute - but did you notice that he lives by himself? Yeah. Therein lies the problem. If there were two people - where do you escape to? In my case, wherever I go, there he is (my husband). Believe me, there are advantages AND disadvantages to living small. Yes, it's freeing. (Although I do have a storage room filled with - well, I don't know exactly, but I'm paying a monthly fee for it!)

Pretty Things said...

I've seen those and read an article by a couple who lives in one -- I tell you, you have to REALLY know your spouse if you can make it in that space! But I guess apartments in NYC are about the same, and at least the house wouldn't have roaches and vermin (yeah, I've visited some flats in NYC).

Canadian Blend said...

It was a cute place, but a bit too tiny for me -- even without the kids.

Joann Mannix said...

I was immediately charmed by the whole concept. I live in a very big house, a 6,000 sq foot house and it is one big constant chore. Don't get me wrong. I love my home and I love stretching out, but all I saw when I watched his video was freedom. Freedom from the trappings of this big-ass house. I love it. Although, I think it would have to be a solitary venture. Maybe I should build one in my backyard and lock the doors when I'm writing, where no one could bother me.

Debbie's L'Bri said...

I'd like small but not that small.

Haupi said...

Hello Eva, I did a blog about these tiny homes a few months back - aren't they amazing. Hey my butt would have a problem turning around in there too, ha! ha! ha! I was looking into alternative living spaces - not quite totally off the grid. Anyway, I'm your newest follower from the blog hop! Let's be friends and followers of each other - so come visit and follow my blog too. I love it here in blogsville and you can't have too many blogging buddies if you ask me, smiles.

Haupi
http://hauplight.blogspot.com/

Rose said...

what he makes is cute.I need more space that makes me feel free. i'm large and that house would be a problem.cute video thanks.