Tumbleweed Tiny House Company designs and builds homes between 65 and 887 square feet in size, as well as offers workshops teaching others how to build their own small houses. In addition to offering ready-made homes for shipping, the company sells plans to those who want to build their own.
Tumbleweed Tiny House Company places most of its houses on wheels, making shipment easy. However, while the business builds several houses each year, customers build the majority of the homes themselves.
The homes sleep from one to four people and are ready for hooking up to utilities. Company founder Jay Shafer and his staff build and design Tumbleweed Tiny House Company homes to be energy efficient and aesthetically pleasing. The homes offer a great deal of natural light. Shafer maximizes the livable space in each building by converting spaces that people ordinarily do not use into storage and using ladders instead of stairs.
The company hosts workshops throughout the nation to reach the greatest number of prospective customers as possible. It also allows those who wish to design their own homes to do so by choosing a model and then customizing the floor plan, exterior materials and color, kitchen amenities and other aspects of the final product.