When I suggest I plan on living in a small home I am talking about roughly 500 square feet. Is it possible? I think so. Can I do it? I am not so sure. I may bump it up to 800 square feet. Ha!
There are two small home companies in the forefront of my mind these days. One is Tiny Texas Houses and the other is Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. I love the unique designs and concepts that Tiny Texas Houses creates. They are entirely made of recycled materials from older abandoned homes. They will design a home based on what you are looking for. The designers take creative liberties and each home they create is never alike. These homes are built in their factory and shipped to you. I would love to have one, but I don’t think they ship past Louisiana (sigh).
Tumbleweed homes are amazing. They have two categories, tiny homes and small homes. Each home is predesigned and built the same, but they will make alterations to their designs upon your request. For the small homes, that have a foundation, you purchase the plans and have a contractor build them. For their tiny homes, which are built on wheels, you may purchase the plans and build it yourself or they will build it for you. The tiny homes on wheels are just adorable, but I know are way too tiny for me.
Here are some pictures of one of my favorite houses built by Tiny Texas Houses.
Again, all of the materials are recycled from old abandoned houses. They even reuse fixtures such as sinks and tubs, etc. The homes are constructed to today’s standards with new insulation, electric wiring and plumbing. They are constructed on site and delivered on a truck! In the case of this house, the porch collapses for transportation.
Here are some pictures of my favorite houses built by the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company.
I do rather like the Victorian design, the high pitched roof makes for useful space in the loft, though technically not a habitable space. Unfortunately, they have no pictures of any being constructed. There is however the floor plan.
This next plan was actually built somewhere here in North Carolina apparently. I would love to talk to the owner about their experience working with Tumbleweed and about the general building experience.
Tumbleweed has a nice selection of cottages and “houses to go,” you should stop by their website and check them out. You won’t be disappointed.