Review of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company and Their Houses

Thinking about buying a Tumbleweed Tiny House? Read this first!

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Unless you just found out about the tiny house movement yesterday, you’ve already heard of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. The Tiny House Blog is here to give you the full scoop.

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* Their work is the real deal. Tumbleweeds are considered recreational vehicles, and they come outfitted with many of the same fixtures you would expect to find in a conventional RV. They’re insulated to a value of R-20, and can easily withstand sub-zero temperatures.

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* They have a wide variety of customizable options. From a specific interior layout to obscure aesthetic choices like Japanese-style charred exterior siding, Tumbleweed is prepared to work with you to design the right tiny home to suite your lifestyle and tastes. Many of the options they are offer are interchangeable, and they do all sorts of custom work.

When it comes to your utility fixtures, you can opt for an all-electric system with standard hook-ups, an off-grid system using alternative energy sources, or a hybrid system that uses propane for heating domestic water and winter atmosphere control.

All of their models come equipped with a fully outfitted kitchen and bathroom, and you have flexible plumbing options to choose from for dealing with your grey-water. They come with a composting toilet as well, which is easy to use, low maintenance, saves space, and is far more eco-friendly than a chemical-based RV toilet.

Check out their standardized models to learn more about the square footage and layouts they have to offer, as well as pricing details.

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* Tumbleweed has an excellent reputation as a company that you can trust. Since April 2014, they’ve only received a measly 3 registered complaints with the Better Business Bureau. (If you’ve ever worked with the general public, you know that a track-record this good isn’t easy to maintain.) They’re recognized by the Recreational Vehicle Association and the US Green Building Council, and they’ve achieved TRA Green Certification.

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* Their homes are made for the open road. If you’ve been dreaming of traveling the country in your own tiny house on wheels, Tumbleweed definitely has you covered. They’ve done the legwork to ensure that their work is road-legal throughout the United States. They’ll even deliver your finished home to you for a nominal fee.

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* Financing options are available. The biggest barrier to home ownership is financing, especially for younger folks. Tumbleweed offers 100% financing on all of their projects, which may even include sales taxes, registration and shipping costs. Depending on what package you opt for, you could see an interest rate as low as 3.99%, with payments as low as $215 a month.

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* You’ll have a tiny home built by the pros. I’m sure you’ve heard all the cautionary tales circulating on the web about how the tiny house movement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In a vast majority of cases, these horror stories come from wiseacres who tried to build their own home in some remote location with no experience, zero expertise, and poor planning in all regards. (Would you be surprised if someone drowned after diving headfirst into the deep end, if they didn’t know to swim?) The Tumbleweed crew has done their homework, and they’ve developed a well-oiled machine to construct quality homes at the best price they can offer. Let them work their magic.

In any case, if you really can’t resist the siren call of a DIY job, they have scads of plans available for you to choose from, as well as partially constructed packages for assembly by those with more time on their hands than money. (Still, I can’t overstate how much you need to ACTUALLY know your nose from your elbow before you take on a project of this type.) There’s no need to reinvent the wheel here. Seriously.

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* Want to learn more? Tumbleweed hosts tiny house workshops at numerous times in different areas of the country, one of which is sure to be near you.  You’ll be able to talk to one of their agents in person and see some of their craftsmanship firsthand. Home ownership is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make, so you want to take the necessary steps to ensure that you’re making the best choice for you. Taking some time to attend a workshop before you start etching plans in stone could be an excellent step to take.

In fact, before you go all-in on the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, or any other tiny home builders, I’d advise you to review this article on how to select the right contractor.

Or, if you’re looking for a tiny house that’s already been built that you can buy right now, check out these ten cool tiny mobile homes featured on TinyHouseListings.com.

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Gil Palmer - June 17, 2016 Reply

Signed up and payed for one of their workshops once and Traveled 90 miles to get there. When I arrived I found out it had been canceled. My card had not been charged but I had received no notification at all of the cancellation. “Excellent reputation as a company you can trust.” I guess that depends on whom you ask. I won’t do business with them again.

Caroline - June 20, 2016 Reply

Omg i Love the little staircase with drawers! Such a cute and brilliant idea!

Charlie Caldwell - February 10, 2017 Reply

Interesting how they block negative feedback on their Facebook page. I have been trying to resolve an issue for 6 weeks and I can’t get a resolution via email or on company phone. Actually you cannot actually get a live person, just passed from one voice mail to the next. No return calls. Will not do business with them again.

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