Tumbleweed: An RV Like You’ve Never Seen Before

The year was 1999 when the first Tumbleweed Tiny House was mounted on a trailer.

The openness of the Linden great room, perfect for small gatherings of family and friends, and the innovative new loft are the major features of this Tiny House RV.

The openness of the Linden great room, perfect for small gatherings of family and friends, and the innovative new loft are the major features of this Tiny House RV.

The RV was named Tumbleweed because it had roots and was mobile at the same time. And in that moment, the seeds for an RV revolution were planted.

Designed to fit specifically on trailers, these bona fide mini wooden homes can hook up to your tow vehicle, or be permanently fixed on land and connected to water and electricity.

With an original focus on do-it-yourself homes, Tumbleweed issued The Small House Book, created new house designs, and offered workshops across the country.

Tumbleweed’s two-day workshops (pricing starts at $279) attracted more than 2,500 attendees a year.

The workshops revealed that not all customers want to build their own homes and would be interested in purchasing completed projects.

In response, Tumbleweed began building and delivering houses on wheels. In 2013 its mobile models gained national certification from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) as park trailers—a move that helped overcome zoning obstacles and qualified the residences for financing.

The design of the Cypress Tiny House RV makes use of the most interior space, by incorporating a corner porch and utilizing the extra room as interior space.

The design of the Cypress Tiny House RV makes use of the most interior space, by incorporating a corner porch and utilizing the extra room as interior space.

Tumbleweed has become a lifestyle choice for a diverse set of customers, from young people with a need for an affordable first home to Baby Boomers who want to downsize to those who simply want to add space, perhaps by putting a tiny house on wheels in the backyard or at the lake.

Designed to fit specifically on trailers, these bona fide mini wooden homes can hook up to your vehicle, or be permanently fixed on land and connected to water and electricity.

Built on wheels which can be covered when parked, this Tiny House RV is easy to move and requires no special permit to tow.

In all, the company now offers over 20 floor plans for houses starting at 117 square feet.

The house-like RVs, has been certified “Green” by TRA Certification. Tumbleweed Tiny House Company will begin labeling its homes with TRA’s green label, having earned the bronze level of certification.

TRA Certification reported that Tumbleweed earned high marks for resource efficiency with a manufacturing facility that recycles multiple materials, down to the smallest pieces of wood and wire.

The iconic Elm facade features a custom arched window above the door. The beauty and function of this Tiny House RV has withstood the test of time.

The iconic Elm facade features a custom arched window above the door. The beauty and function of this Tiny House RV has withstood the test of time.

Design your own customized Tumbleweed. Start by finding the right house model for you, select the floor plan, and choose your layout options. From there select from an array of standard options and upgrades.

Check out some of their models, and decide where to RV with your Tiny House.

The Cypress design makes use of the most interior space, by incorporating a corner porch and utilizing the extra room as interior space.

The iconic Elm facade features a custom arched window above the door. The beauty and function of this Tiny House RV has withstood the test of time. Optional dormers are available in the loft for added space, light, and cross breeze.

The openness of the Linden great room, perfect for small gatherings of family and friends, and the innovative new loft are the major features of this Tiny House RV. The roof includes two dormers that not only let in more light and give space, but also add to the overall classic proportions of the design. The full porch across the front provides a nice outdoor sitting area to enjoy a relaxing evening.

The Mica is a sleek and modern Tiny House RV design.

The Mica is a sleek and modern Tiny House RV design.

The Mica is a sleek and modern Tiny House RV design. At 8 feet 6 inches wide, this model maximizes living space without requiring any special permit to tow. Enjoy single-level living complete with a full-sized bedroom, separate kitchen and bath, and great open views.

Details

Tumbleweed Tiny House Company

Tumbleweed is a Sonoma, California, company that conducts workshops around the country on how to build your own Tiny House RV.

They also offer tiny house floor plans and are building for people that want their “houses-to-go” readymade and delivered.

Tumbleweed Office

Address: 15 West MacArthur Street, Sonoma, CA 95476

Website: www.tumbleweedhouses.com

Tumbleweed Showroom

Address: 1450 Valley Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Phone: (877) 331-8469 ext. 533 (toll free)

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