The Tumbleweed DIY Book of Backyard Sheds and Tiny Houses: Build your own guest cottage, writing studio, home office, craft workshop, or personal retreat by Jay ShaferThese tiny backyard buildings, no more than 110 square feet, can become guest cottages, art or writing studios, home offices, and craft workshops. For the DIY enthusiast, here are photos, elevation drawings, and door/window schedules for six Tumbleweed box bungalows, plus an extensive how-to set of instructions that can be applied to any backyard building project. What they are not is home-center garden sheds. Though conventionally built, these handsome little buildings have real doors, windows, and skylights with interesting and practical details throughout. Paint them and finish them to suit your tastes and needs.
The term Box Bungalow is a trademark of Tumbleweek Tiny House Corp. It refers to their idea of packaging these backyard buildings on a flat skid, for weekend DIY assembly. Theyll also sell a prefab building for delivery to your prepared site. Theyll also sell complete sets of plans for any of the houses shown in this book.
This tiny farm house on wheels starts at 63K
Time to fall in love now! Image source: Itinyhouses. This rustic Tumbleweed house is known as Roanoke. It includes all the amenities that you will need in a nice modern look. Its unique features of high ceiling and open floor plan makes it even more comfortable to customize and live with your family. Image source: Intinyhouses. The high ceiling design allows for building such lofts as you can see from the photo.
Also notice the little refrigerator in the photo above. Then enjoy some more interior shots below without missing the hide-away ladder to the loft and the surprising amount of storage throughout. Want to build this tiny house? If you want to download the free study plans click here. For more information on buying and downloading the actual building plans go here. You can also join our Small House Newsletter! Thank you!
Tumbleweed Cypress 20 Overlook — TumbleweedHouses. Tumbleweed Tiny House Company is known by most in the tiny house movement. In addition to their custom-built tiny house RVs, the company offers building guides and resources for people looking to build their own tiny houses. The plans are very comprehensive and easy for a beginner builder to follow. Note: the plans we reviewed are Cypress 20 Overlook Fencl plans from House plans purchased from Tumbleweed today may look different from those we viewed.
One of our favorite designs is the brand new Farallon RV with a modernized farmhouse aesthetic. Not only is this tiny home a beauty to behold, but it is surprisingly affordable and can also connect to standard RV water and electric hookups, making it a breeze to set up. The Farallon comes in several different styles with multiple floor plans, ranging from to square feet of usable space. Up to six people can sleep comfortably in the home, depending on the options a customer selects—most floor plans include a loft large enough for a queen-sized bed and an option to include an additional bedroom or second loft. The RV can be set up to function off the grid or to use propane, while the bathroom can be equipped with a composting toilet or low-flush toilet to reduce waste. Tumbleweed is making it easier than ever for tiny home lovers to easily pick up and move anywhere recreational vehicles are allowed.
The Epu tiny house is another design by Tumbleweed Houses. This house is 89 square feet with an actual porch. Well, a mini porch! This model has a kitchen in the rear with an open main room with a built in desk. The sleeping area is designed to be upstairs in a loft.