I’m engrossed in little house plans and have done extensive research in my quest for the perfect little house. Though I’ve found lots of options for small and tiny house plans, Tumbleweed Tiny House Company is still one of my favorites. Many of their homes can be built on a trailer and offer excellent space utilization. They also have small, stationery homes as well that require a foundation. Now, fitting a family of 4 into one of these homes may be a stretch.  Their homes are meant to comfortably fit one to two people; say a single person or empty-nesters who are ready to downsize and be more mobile. I also just wrote a post about how inflation over 40-years has really modified the “American Dream” and maybe it’s time to think outside the suburban track-home. 😉

For those ready to make a move and go small, Tumbleweed is having a sale on one of their tiny house plans, the Popomo, until the end of this month. This mobile style home appears to be one of their easier to build homes. It’s basic structure is a rectangle and estimated cost to build is $20,000. This home is also one they have actual photos of inside and out. By the looks of it, it’s quite modern and can easily be pulled by a full-size truck. Ready to make your move?

Now, for some weekly reads:

  • Money Beagle shares his debt perspective over the past four-years. He’s been doing a terrific job paying off their student loans.
  • Bucksome Boomer with Should Retirement Include Living Apart from Spouse? I can’t imagine living apart from my husband, but the couples discussed in this post had very different views of retirement. For some, this works, but I can see where it wouldn’t work for all. Interesting topic.
  • The Squirrelers with Gift Cards: Hurry up and Use Them! Not all gift cards are created equal. Some expire, some stores close, and sometimes the vendor who sells the gift card has no affiliation with the gift card store. Beware gift card users!
  • Mighty Bargain Hunter with Netflix is still Cheap! I agree. Even with their price increase and change in plans I’m still a Netflix subscriber and have been for years. I’m not going anywhere anytime soon.
  • Mom’s Plans with I Closed My eBay Store. Melissa’s been working on decreasing her inventory and closing out that store and she finally did it.

9 Comments

  1. Interesting layout. I’d be curious to see the bill of materials and note what they suggest for the exterior siding. From the picture it looks like thin-gauge steel sheets.

    • @101 Centavos – Tumbleweed estimates building costs at $20,000. Not too bad. The sides are steel but they also say you can use other material as well like painted board and baton siding. I love all of their plans, they’re so cute!

  2. Little houses are so interesting. I love the concept of them but I don’t know that I could live in one. I’d feel like I’d have no where to hide.

    • @Jana – That’s a good point. I suppose a single person wouldn’t have this dilemma, but a couple would need to maybe have a place to “get away” for a while. 😉

  3. Squirrelers Reply

    Thanks for mention!

    As for those houses, I think you’re 100% right about them being better for 1 or 2 people vs. a family! That said, for the right people, it could be viable. With the cost of housing the way it is, despite the recent price declines – as well as economic issues overall – maybe this is going to be more prevalent in the future. If one is in an area with a mild climate year round (NOT where I live now!), this could really work.

    • @Squirrelers – A family of 4 would be a tight squeeze, but who knows, there might be a family out there that can make it work. I love the idea of this for a young couple or empty-nester. The mobility is awesome.

  4. Money Beagle Reply

    Thanks for including me. Good luck with the decision, I look forward to hearing how everything pans out as I’m sure there will be decision after decision!

  5. retirebyforty Reply

    Wow, that’s really tiny. I think 1 person might be able to make 172 sq ft. works, but it’ll be a stretch for 2.

    • @Retireby40- 172 is really tiny, but if you look at most Tumbleweed layouts, they are really well designed and space-conscious. I think two people could make it work as long as they had a space to get away for some private time.

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