Jay’s Fencl in Cincinnati

I had great response from the Cincinnati open house with Jay Shafer and his Fencl.

Two people responded, Ryan and Cassie so I will post both of there responses to the open house here.

I will start with Ryan as she contacted me first and conclude with Cassies. So sit back and enjoy another open house.

Ryan and Jay visiting the Fencl in

Ryan with Jay Shafer visiting the Fencl in Cincinnati

Hi.  My name is Ryan and I live in Northern Kentucky.  Today Jay Schafer of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company came to Cincinnati at noon with his largest portable home, the Fencl.  I was so excited to see him pull in.  I’ve been looking forward to seeing the house ever since he announced he was taking the Fencl to the east coast.

About 30 to 40 people showed up to see the tiny house.  It was everything I was expecting from the pictures I have seen.  Jay is so nice.  He was nice enough to take a picture with me outside of the house.  He sat in the “great room” as people came to see the house and to ask him questions.

Jay’s tiny houses have so many great benefits.  Think of paying for a house you don’t have to work most of your life for.  You would have a lot more money to put towards the more important things in life.  You would have so much more time.  There is a lot less to clean, and a lot less maintenance than a normal house in today’s society.  You’ll never end up on Clean House by living in one of these.

I believe we need to all cut back on all the crazy things we think we need and control our wants.  America needs to change the way they view the “American dream”.  I am looking forward to having one of his houses as a home of my own, hopefully in the very near future. Thanks – Ryan

Cassie sitting on the porch of the Fencl

Cassie sitting on the porch of the Fencl

There was a fantastic turnout today in Cincinnati as Jay rolled into the park with his Fencl.  It was really surprising to see so many people come out to view the house, which speaks volumes about the tiny house movement, especially here in the Midwest.  Jay got there earlier than the scheduled arrival time of noon, which allowed plenty of time to view the Fencl and ask questions.  There were people of all ages, from moms carrying newborns to senior citizens that came to meet Jay and see the tiny house for themselves.  It was interesting how many people were there to study the bones of the structure, with plans to recreate their own tiny home locally. I am hopeful that Cincinnati will move toward smaller homes and greener ways of building in the future.

Jay is such a gracious tour guide, so personable and warm.  He answered all questions with great information and posed for pictures and signed copies of his book.  The house is amazing inside and out and it is surprising how much storage you can fit in something so small.  No detail was overlooked in the design and you could smell the fresh wood, even while standing outside the house. I have always loved the Epu Tumbleweed House, but upon seeing the Fencl, it’s hard to deny how cozy and airy it is, with big windows at every turn.  There is no question that quality and precision are paramount to effectively building small. Tumbleweed gets it right!  We had some pretty high expectations about the tour today, and I have to say that Jay and the Fencl far exceeded what we had hoped for.

Also, thanks to you, Kent, from the tinyhouseblog.com or I would have missed the opportunity to see the Fencl today!  Keep up the great work, your site has long been a favorite neccessity of mine!

Sincerly Cassie – Cincinnati, OH

Thanks Ryan and Cassie for such nice reports. The next one is from Columbus and I will posted later today.

Allen in the kitchen

Allen in the kitchen

Group lined up to go into the Fencl

Group lined up to go into the Fencl

Waiting to get Inside

Waiting to get Inside

Cassie checking out the loft

Cassie checking out the loft

Jay talking about the Fencl

Jay talking about the Fencl

Off to Columbus

Off to Columbus

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Rebecca of Wilmington - June 11, 2009 Reply

I was there at this showing, too, and it was great! I was so excited to actually, finally see a tiny house in person! It was really a lot bigger than I imagined. I was so glad to see other people in Ohio that are just as interested in this stuff as I am!

Daniel Allen - November 26, 2016 Reply

Hello,
I have a few acres in northern Kentucky. It is about 25 miles from city center. I have toyed with the idea of starting a tiny house community. Specifically providing rental lots.

Just looking for feedback and wondering if there would be a real interest in it.

Thanks
Dan

bob baker - January 26, 2017 Reply

Would you consider bringing your tiny house to New Richmond, Ohio in mid august for the Riverdays celebration? You can park it on my lot near the river, if you go let people tour it, that would be what we are looking for. We’d like to invite others, can you point me in that direction to others who are willing to travel and show their tiny houses? Thanks!
bob baker

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