Tumbleweed Get Together

Saturday I had the opportunity to go to Jay Shafer’s home of  Tumbleweed Tiny House Company and meet Amanda Abel and her boyfriend Tyson Stottrup. Amanda is working on her thesis on Tiny Houses and had come to interview Jay and photograph his home. Since I live near by she invited me to come on over and get aquainted as well. You can visit Amanda’s blog here.

Amanda Abel

Amanda is a grad student in Documentary Photography at UC Santa Cruz and has been traveling all over the U.S. visiting, photographing and interviewing tiny house builders. I have also been in touch with her as Tyson has been relocating a tiny house onto his property and will soon be remodeling it so that he and Amanda can move into it sometime in the future. I will get a post up on their progress soon.

While I was there Jay gave me a rough draft of his new book that will be coming out soon called The Small House Book. It really looks neat and I look forward to writing a review on it once it is available and in print.

It is always fun to get together with like minded people and I enjoyed the two hours we spent at Jay’s discussing tiny house issues and communities.

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ThisTinyHouse - January 20, 2009 Reply

I think Amanda is going to try make it to my Tiny House meetup down here in San Diego, too, so I’ll keep you updated!

Christina Nellemann - January 21, 2009 Reply

What a great thesis idea!

Tiny House Design , Archive » Get to know Jay Shafer - July 1, 2009 Reply

[…] for a project she’s working on as a graduate student in photojournalism. Kent Griswold from Tiny House Blog was actually there too and posted a short report on the visit on his blog […]

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