The Loft House – Grand Opening

by Kent Griswold on September 20th, 2012. 30 Comments

Only three days until Little House on the Trailer’s New Unit Grand Opening coming up this Saturday!

We’re excited for the release of our first-ever factory-built unit, the Loft House.

This new display unit was custom ordered through the factory and finished by our Little House crew in Petaluma. With upgrades such as a 100 sq. ft. veranda and a 200 sq. ft. loft, the Loft House is priced at $53,000, although it can be offered for as low as $36,000.

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You are invited to join us for refreshments this Saturday at our showroom in Petaluma from 10:00 to 4:00! Click here for the invitation. We hope to see you on Saturday!

1840 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma CA

Stephen Marshall
Owner & Designer

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Home Care Cottages

by Kent Griswold on November 4th, 2011. 20 Comments

Last week, I made a trip down to visit with Stephen Marshall of Little House on the Trailer. He is introducing his new line of little houses and going after a new need in the area. It is called Home Care Cottages, Solutions for Independent Living. These homes are built specifically for the elderly with requirements such as wheel chair access and maneuverability. Stephen agreed to let me do a video walkthrough with him and take some still photographs.

This Home Care Cottage is 400 square feet in size and has a downstairs bedroom and a loft bedroom. This home is mobile but at 12 foot wide by 33 feet long you need a special permit to move it. It felt very roomy with standard room width. Stephen says that this home is priced at $65,000.

I hope you enjoy the video walkthrough and the photo gallery. You can learn more about the Home Care Cottages by going to Stephens new website Home Care Cottages.

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Stephen Marshall Video

by Kent Griswold on August 21st, 2011. 5 Comments

Joan Packard sent me a link to a recently completed video interviewing Stephen Marshall of Little House on the Trailer. It turned out real well though longer than some. It is well worth the time to watch if you can.

They are also working on a video of Mike Litchfield who wrote Inlaws, Outlaws and Granny Flats. A book I will be reviewing shortly. George Packard of curiouslylocal.com is donating his time and expertise to cover these tiny house interviews because of Joan’s passion for tiny houses. I hope you enjoy them and I look forward to bringing you more in the future.

Tiny House Movement Thrives

by Kent Griswold on November 30th, 2010. 20 Comments

A couple of months ago Terence Chea from the Associated Press contacted me wanting to do a story about the tiny house movement. Terence wanted some local examples of tiny house builders so I put him in contact with Jay Shafer and Stephen Marshall. I also gave him Gregory Johnson of Small House Society contact information. Terence than arranged to come out and interview and video tape us at different locations.

Yesterday the Associated Press published the story with Jay Shafer and Tumbleweed as the top story. He than went on to quote Gregory and myself and closed with Stephen Marshall and Little House on the Trailer. The article went live yesterday and than spread almost virally across the web. Below you will see the story highlighted on Yahoo.com.

The good news is that there has been a huge spike in interest and traffic to our websites and blogs. I had triple the traffic yesterday and if you tried to get to the blog you found it extremely slow. Many more people have discovered the idea of tiny houses. I have been asked to be interviewed on two radio broadcasts and more requests are coming in. You can read the Associated Press article here.