Journal Assignment: Think about what home means to you. Jot down notes in your journal as to what an "ideal" home would feel like, what qualities would it express, how would you feel when you are living in your dream space. Now, think about the least amount of space you could actually live in, and learn about the new Small House Movement, which is gathering steam to help people build more efficient and affordable dwellings. Write Now! GO!
Start by Ordering and Reading The Small House Book:
Some of what you’ll find in
your copy of The Small House Book
|• How to build a small home for just 20 grand!
• 196 full-color pages.
• You’ll discover why you really don’t need to own land to call one of these small houses home. Jay’s portable homes can be put nearly anywhere. These structures have been placed in backyards, RV parks, rural settings, and even in a National Park. Imagine the freedom of being able to pick up and move as you wish. Tired of your neighbors? Don’t like your view? Just pick and move.
• You’ll see 22 beautiful home plans from 64 – 840 sqare feet… plans you won’t find anywhere else that are tested and proven to work in real world conditions.
• You’ll learn which 14 tools (many of which you probably already own) are needed to build your home.
• The building materials you’ll need.
• Step-by-step instructions for making your house portable- pictures included.
• You’ll discover heating and cooling ideas for extreme climates.
• For those wishing to design their own home, Jay provides 7 organizing principles and 42 design elements to create a very efficient little abode.
• How to fit you, your family and your stuff into a small home with elbow room to boot.
• Simple tips for meeting or beating the laws that prohibit small housing.
• Plus much, much more!
And it’s Easier than you Might Think.
Many of our customers had never built a house before. Zoey, a single mom in Washington, built her Tumbleweed from scratch.
If you’re like most tiny house fans I know, you’re family and friends probably think you’re crazy. And they’re most likely right. But just for fun, you can show them cool pictures of my tiny houses, and they’ll know there’s someone out there crazier than you.
Own a Home for Less than 20 Grand!
Today in America, 1 in 5 homeowners owe more money than what their home is worth. Many people are literally walking away from their homes because of this tragedy. But that’s only part of the story!
Last year banks foreclosed over 2.8 million homes in the United States.
We were sold a bill of goods! For decades we’ve been duped into buying more house than we really need. It’s more clear now than ever that our housing system is failing. Even worse, we are all paying for this mistake in the form of government bailouts.
Can you believe that the average price of a used home in America today is an alarming $244,000? That’s 30 years stuck with mortgage payments, utility bills, creeping property taxes, fees and regulations!
Imagine owning a house without a mortgage. What would you do with your new found freedom? Most Americans pay far more in interest than for the actual house … and that of course doesn’t include taxes, insurance, or maintenance costs.
Do you realize that most people will not have any real money to retire on? It’s true. Look at these sobering retirement statistics:
Take any 100 people at the start of their working careers and follow them for 40 years until they reach retirement age, and here’s what you’ll find, according to the Social Security Administration: only 1 will be wealthy; 4 will be financially secure; 5 will continue working, not because they want to but because they have to; 36 will be dead; and 54 will be dead broke – dependent on their meager Social Security checks, relatives, friends, even charity for a minimum standard of living. That’s only 5% who retire with the American Dream.
Imagine Paying as Little as $65
Per Year in Utilities!
Now you can go from this ... to this ...
Saves Money & Saves the Environment
The average American home consumes about 3/4 of an acre of forest and produces about 7 tons of construction waste. Add to that 18 tons of greenhouse gases every year!
A typical Tumbleweed Tiny House is made with only 4,800 pounds of building materials, and less than 100 pounds of which goes to the landfill. Plus … it produces less than 4 tons of greenhouse gases during a typical Minnesota winter!
12 Years in a Tiny House
|I’m Jay Shafer, author of The Small House Book. Twelve years ago I designed and built the tiny house that would later become known as Tumbleweed. I’ve been, designing, building and inhabiting little houses ever since. I’ve built a dozen with my own hands and created designs for hundreds of other folks. My small houses and ideas for efficient living have been featured on Oprah, CNN, and in Natural Home Magazine.|
|I’ve shared my vision of living small by creating The Small House Book and Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. Today, I lecture across the nation on small house living and design. All of my home designs are tried and true. I’ve traveled 7,000 miles across the country in one of my tiny houses. To my knowledge, no one else has been doing it longer and no one else teaches workable designs teaching people how to design and build along the way.|
Viva la Tiny Revolution,
Tumbleweed Tiny House Company