As you may know, Joseph and I are undertaking this tiny house build in good company—we’re doing a group build of three tiny houses with two other couples. In this post we’re introducing the great people we’re building with. It was published on the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company newsletter, where we’ll be writing regularly about the group build.
Meet our Group Build crew, and their design plans:
Meg and Dan Stephens will be building Meg’s own design, the Tumbleweed Linden. Meg is the rockstar, ahem, in-house architect at Tumbleweed.
Meet Joe and Breanna in this sweet Valentine’s Day story about how a love of tiny houses actually brought them together. They will be building the classic yet modern Cypress 20 with dormers.
And of course, Joseph and I can’t wait to get started building the tiny house of our dreams, a modified Cypress 20. By the way, did you know were posting tons of build photos to Seeds with Wings Facebook page?
Over the next few months we six will be sharing a work site, some tools and resources, and muscles. Each couple will be working mainly on their own house, but we’ll help each other out as needed, with practical things like lifting up the walls, and with the intangibles, like advice and learning from each others’ mistakes. Even as we’re just getting started, it’s also nice to know that there are others in this with us.
We’ve been planning for our builds and buying materials for a couple of months now, but we felt like we were getting started for real when our beautiful new Tumbleweed trailers rolled into town. As you can see in the photo, the trailers look great (and so do we!)
Joseph and I found out they also roll (and brake!) just as beautifully when we hitched ours to our truck and towed it a few hours into Eastern California to pick up some cedar siding. We’re already seeing a financial benefit to doing the build as a group as we were able to share the cost of a full pallet of surplus siding at a good price. A pallet is too much for one tiny house, but should work out just great for three houses.
Since the trailers arrived, we’ve worked together to get the subfloors into the three houses, and we’re about half a day’s work away from finishing that step. Next step, framing our walls!
Here are a few photos from the first few weekends of group building:
For more photos, please do like us on Facebook and check out our build progress album!