Thursday, November 3, 2011
A Log Cabin on Wheels? Tiny House Company Builds Dream Houses for Depressed Economy
Are you considering downsizing your life in light of the abysmal economic outlook? Do you think you can manage to live in a house you build yourself that measures 65 square feet? The Tumbleweed Tiny House Company offers a variety of small, prefabricated homes, some as cheap as $99 a month!
The cheapest home is a flat-pack to be built by the owner but, if you're not very handy, there are ready-made versions for as little as $38,997. The homes come with fully-functioning kitchens and bathrooms and prove that less really can be more (a lesson millions of Americans have learned the hard way over the past few years!).
The company's founder Jay Shafer, who lives in one of the houses, says that people are slowly but surely learning that bigger doesn't always mean better, as the foreclosure and bankruptcy rates in the US continue to skyrocket, "People are starting to get a clue I think," he says. "People are starting to understand that excess is not necessarily a luxury. It can be a burden, a liability. People are living in 4,000 and 6,000 square foot debtors prisons."
The homes are perfect for single people or couples who do not have the time, money or desire to spend on the upkeep of a larger home. As some of the homes come on wheels, owners have the luxury of enjoying the exciting life of a vagabond, stopping along the way to try out a location before moving on to somewhere new.
To view the full selection of adorable homes and a list of prices, visit the company's official website Tumbleweed.com.