Jay’s Fencl in Columbus

Eric from Columbus Ohio was able to attend the open house with Jay but only had his cell phone camera with him. He has his own blog and he has written a nice piece on his visit. I will summarize his writing and you can go to his site to read the entire story. Here it is:

One of my lesser known hobbies/passions is minimalistic living and travel. I’ve been interested in the small house movement for some time now, and Jay Shafer of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company has been at the center of that movement since the beginning.


I was more than a little excited to find out that Jay was personally bringing a brand new Tumbleweed Fencl on tour across the country.  I was even more excited when I realized that one of the stops was 15 minutes from my house!  I was lucky enough to go down tonight and see the Fencl.

There were about 15 tiny house enthusiasts there tonight to see the house.  Jay hung out inside and answered just about any question you could think of about his houses and company.  It was a real pleasure to meet him and some of the other folks from the Columbus area interested in these homes.

To wrap this one up for anybody who’s still with me… call me crazy (many people have), but I’ve always thought I could live in this type of house, and tonight definitely confirmed that.  When you go small, the quality can be really excellent, and to be honest, I think all of my stuff would fit in. The simplicity would be freeing, I think.

Maybe someday… for now, I’m just glad to say I finally got to see one in person! – Eric

Thanks Eric and now only three more open houses. If you are in Pittsburgh this evening and Philadelphia tomorrow and then it’s off to New York this weekend. Please send pictures and a story to tinyhouseblog(at)gmail.com replace (at) with @ and thank you ahead of time.

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