Jay Shafer on the Politics of Tiny Houses

  An interview from February 2011, with Jay Shafer (formerly of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company), in his 96 square foot house-on-wheels in Sebastopol, California. Jay is one of the more well-known and successful tiny house designers, and there’s no denying the “curb appeal” of his designs. That appeal is generated by Jay’s careful attention to proportion as well as by his decisions about which elements to include in–and more precisely, what to leave out of– his designs. But as much as he enjoys talking about design, what he really wanted to talk about [.

Where to Park Your Tiny House …

This is a question that is on EVERYONE’s Minds even before they start their build, and rightly so, after all, why spend months of your life and $20,000-$50,000 or more to end up with a house but nowhere to put it… So the way I see it, there are Two main issues… 1) The legal issues, of where you can park legally, and can the authorities do anything, fine you etc – (this will be the topic of a future blog post / rant lol) and… 2) Finding a place to put your Tiny through various means on privately owned land (where the councils etc have even less of a hold on you) This post continues […].