Wishful Thinking: Building my own Tumblewood beach house

July 24, 2012

Why doesn't someone come around and build more little Tumbleweed house communities? I think most people have heard of Tumbleweed homes by now but I haven't actually *seen* any around in real life (at least not here on the east coast). 
Wouldn't it be so neat for a developer to come along and build a community of these tiny affordable homes near the shore for people who wanted to purchase a vacation home but not spend a fortune? Sort of like the ones below via the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company's flickr photostream. PS also, Ross Chapin Architects have some REALLY cute homes under 1,000 square feet.
Their website says that the cost to build a home like this (their largest house 874 sq ft with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and two floors) in Dover, Delaware is $113,145. Of course, that doesn't include the land. If you lived in a tightly packed community it might be cheaper than you think. I'll admit, it's still a bit pricey but for a brand new beach house it's less than most. Some skilled individuals choose to build it themselves for only $58,000. Not me, but I'm sure someone. Tumbleweed has workshops around the country teaching people how to build their own. It's pretty cool!
Source: flickr.com via Kathleen on Pinterest

Source: flickr.com via Kathleen on Pinterest

Source: flickr.com via Kathleen on Pinterest

Source: flickr.com via Kathleen on Pinterest

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Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I’m sure that a lot of people would love to live in these houses. The cost is reasonable and affordable. First time homeowners might consider building these kinds of houses, especially if they have a small land. It is economic and space-saving.

Tyrone Speelman

Randell Jeffries said... Best Blogger Tips

Cool!! :D These colorful houses remind me of theme parks! Haha! If I lived here and happened to be in a bad mood, I think seeing these houses will help me brighten up my day. :)

Kayce Church said... Best Blogger Tips

How lovely! Last year, my husband and I went to Cape Town, South Africa, and I tell you, you will really see a lot of colorful houses there. It’s indeed part of their cultural identity. Each house has a vibrant charm and I really find it fascinating! :D

Kevin Noel said... Best Blogger Tips

It’s actually great to own a Tumbleweed house. You can learn how to live with less stuff, which can help you save a lot of money, especially on heating, water, and other utilities. Anyway, I hope someday you can build your own Tumbleweed house.

@Kevin Noel

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