Kirsten Dirksen from faircompanies.com is visiting Northern California from her home in Spain and last weekend visited Jay Shafer’s Open House. I was unable to make it this time but will be meeting with Kirsten during the next couple of days. Kirsten has a real talent for video taping and interviewing people and I am excited to share this latest video with you. Here is what Kirsten has to say about her visit:
At 120 square feet, this one is slightly larger than his previous home (See A tiny home tour: living in 89 square feet). And this time he’s made it modular, so you can choose where to put the kitchen and the bathroom.
For his first open house, dozens of people squeezed through the 18 inch hallway for a glimpse of this Craftsman style microhome.
It was a meeting of tiny house fans. Many drove hours for what Jay calls “house porn”. Some were empty nesters preparing for a downsize. Others wanted the freedom that comes with having all your stuff in one small space.
One family who had recently lost their home had come to preview what they hoped would allow them to become homeowners again. With their toddler in tow, they were excited about the idea that she might grow up considering simplicity the norm.
For Jay, his newest creation for his Tumbleweed Tiny House Company – the Box Bungalow-, is no longer his main home (thanks to the arrival of his first child, he’s now moved into 500-square-feet next door), but he still uses it as an office and “man-cave”.
Thank you Kirsten for this latest video and I look forward to many more. -Kent