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Just the other night 60 Minutes featured homeless families throughout the United States.

One of which was a father and his two children living in their box truck in Florida.

The show also features other homeless folks making it work in cheap motels and others are living out of their vehicles.

There are millions of people right now struggling to keep their homes.

Is there anything you can do in your town to help those who are less fortunate than you?

It’s unfortunate to see people in situations like this yet encouraging to see them helping each other, former strong relationships with each other and appreciating the simple things.


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Woolywagon Gypsy Wagon

The first thing I’ll show you is their gypsy wagon which they call a woolywagon.

One of them is up for sale which is made out of an overgrown sheepherder wagon.

Gypsy Wagon Dubbed Woolywagon for Sale

It’s got an insulated metal roof and is 14′ long by 8′ wide. Sometimes he’ll build them 10′ wide.

They’re located in Central Indiana at the Lazy AA Bed & Breakfast Ranch.

Steve, the owner, is selling it for $7,500. It’s 4 years old and can be delivered. (Update: SOLD)

Woolywagon Gypsy Wagon

Photos Courtesy of Lazy AA

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Deek gives you a tour of Jay Shafer's first Tumbleweed Tiny House

Derek “DEEK” Diedricksen author of Humble Homes, Simple Shacks gives you a tour of the original Tumbleweed tiny house built by Jay Shafer.


He’s also the host of Tiny Yellow House and the blogger behind RelaxShacks.com. Let’s go…

Jay Shafer’s First Tumbleweed Tiny House: A Tour with Deek

The little house is currently in Boston and is actually up for sale. So if you really like it, consider inquiring below.

It hasn’t been lived in for a while so it isn’t currently furnished but it has a micro kitchen, living area, bathroom and upstairs sleeping loft.

Deek gives you a tour of Jay Shafer's first Tumbleweed Tiny House

Photo Courtesy of Derek Diedricksen via YouTube

The Video Tour

Length: 8:54

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Alex Pino and Jay Shafer at a Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshop

I had to get this message out to you guys before the end of the month because Tumbleweed Tiny House Company is having a special Holiday sale.

Right now, if you act before November 30th, you can save money on workshop tickets, building plans, books and their brand new poster.

Tiny House Workshops on Sale

If you have ever wanted to go to a tiny house construction workshop there are some new locations that have just been announced and if you reserve your spot by ordering before November 30th you’ll save 40% on your admission.

So below is a list of locations that might be convenient for you.

Boulder, COAlex Pino and Jay Shafer at a Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshop
January 21-22, 2012

Nashville, TN
January 28-29, 2012

Madison, WI
February 18-19, 2012

Seattle, WA
February 25-26, 2012

Toronto, Canada
March 3-4, 2012

Austin, TX
March 10-11, 2012

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Tiny House Talk Weekly Roundup

I know that I don’t always get to it but on Sundays I like to give you all the “Tiny House Talk Roundup” for the week so you can see what you might have missed last week.

Below you’ll find a list of links to what I believe was worth checking out last week. If you think I missed anything, just let me know in the comments at the bottom of this post.

Tiny House Talk Weekly Roundup

9 Ways You Can Use a $200 Micro Shelter
Featuring Derek “DEEK” Diedricksen’s micro houses along with Christopher and Merete of TINY: A Story About Living Small.

Living Tiny for 7 Years
This is an interview that features Dee Williams, who has lived in her own tiny house for more than 7 years now.

Top 5 Washer Dryer Combos for Tiny Houses
On this post you’ll find the top 5 options for your laundry needs in a small space.

Tiny House Talk Weekly Roundup

Photo by Alex Pino

Tiny Houses “Around the Web” Weekly Roundup

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Deek's RelaxShacks Micro Cabins

The filmmakers behind “TINY: A Story About Living Small” just visited Derek “DEEK ” Diedricksen, author of “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks“.

Derek has built several micro houses in his backyard out of reclaimed materials. In this video interview, Merete Mueller and Christopher Smith give you a glimpse into Deek’s world.

Micro Houses & Backyard Forts

What I like the most about small structures is all of the different ways that people can benefit from them. Many of the micro homes that Deek creates cost less than $200 to build.

If you’re willing to look around with an open mind, you can find lots of your materials for free as long as you have the time and willingness to look around and talk to people.

9 Ways To Use a $200 Micro Shelter

  • Backyard office
  • Children’s playhouse
  • Micro storage unitDeek's RelaxShacks Micro Cabins
  • Chicken coop
  • Micro Cabin
  • $100 Homeless Hut
  • Occupy Wall Street Shelter
  • Tree house
  • Micro camper

What are some other cool ways that people can use these micro houses? Share your ideas in the comments after you watch the video.

Photo Credit: Me

Video Interview with Derek “DEEK” Diedricksen

Length: 4:31

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Dee Williams - Tiny House Radio Interview

A radio interview with Dee Williams, author of Go House Go, was just published how she has been living in a tiny house for 7 years.

She was interviewed on Earth Beat by Radio Netherlands Worldwide. Dee has gone from 1,500 square feet to a tiny house on a trailer that consists of just 84 square feet.

Dee Williams has been Living in a Tiny House for Seven Years

In the interview Dee explains how her only living expense is a $7 per month propane bill. Her water comes from the tap from her neighbor, who’s backyard she’s parked in. In exchange, Dee barters her time.

Thanks to her low living expenses she only has to work part time which frees her up to do what she loves and help the people around her. According to the interview, Dee owns about 305 things, if you count everything.

Seven Years in a Tiny House

Listen in to the interview so you can hear someone’s direct experiences on living in a tiny house for seven years, including…

  • Reasons why she loves living tiny
  • Why she could go even smaller
  • Her biggest surprises since downsizing

Dee Williams - Tiny House Radio Interview

Photo Courtesy of Dee Williams

Listen to the interview with Dee Williams on living in a tiny house at RNW.nl.

If you enjoyed this interview (there’s more here) and also you’ll love our free daily tiny house newsletter with even more!

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