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Toledo Museum of Art Features Tumbleweed XS Tiny House at its Small Worlds Exhibition

In 2011, Toledo Museum of Art received a donation from community partners The Andersons and The Lathrop Company for materials, labor, and transportation costs to build a Tumbleweed tiny house.

The model chosen was the 65-square-foot Tumbleweed XS House which you can purchase plans to build your own, if you wanted.

The little house was included as part of the Small Worlds exhibition to represent the small house movement.

It features a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and a sleeping loft and sits on a 7′ x 10′ utility trailer. This is one of the lightest and smallest tiny houses you can tow from Jay Shafer’s designs.

The house is going to be auctioned off this spring and the proceeds will go towards benefiting early childhood programming at the Toledo Museum of Art.

Toledo Museum of Arts Tumbleweed XS Tiny House designed by Jay Shafer

Photos by Andrew Weber and Tim Motz

I encourage you to check out the construction photos of the house below: Toledo Museum of Arts Tumbleweed XS Tiny House designed by Jay Shafer

Toledo Museum of Arts Tumbleweed XS Tiny House designed by Jay Shafer

Toledo Museum of Arts Tumbleweed XS Tiny House designed by Jay Shafer

Toledo Museum of Arts Tumbleweed XS Tiny House designed by Jay Shafer

Toledo Museum of Arts Tumbleweed XS Tiny House designed by Jay Shafer

Toledo Museum of Arts Tumbleweed XS Tiny House designed by Jay Shafer

Photos by Andrew Weber and Tim Motz

Toledo Museum of Arts Tumbleweed XS Tiny House designed by Jay Shafer

You can see even more pictures of the interior like the desk and living area right here. Link opens in new window.

Toledo Museum of Arts Tumbleweed XS Tiny House designed by Jay Shafer

Photos Courtesy of the Toledo Museum of Art. Photos by Andrew Weber and Tim Motz.

Watch the Video by Toledo Museum on YouTube

Yesterday, April from Sustainably Small, went and visited the house and got some great pictures. Head over to her blog to check it out.

On 3/20/12 we added a video question & answer interview with Jay Shafer on tiny houses at Toledo Museum of Arts at the Small Worlds Exhibition.

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  • sesameB March 26, 2012, 4:38 pm

    I will always live in a small/tiny home. I have never been into living in big houses, case in point: Heavy damage to Beauclerc Road house after Monday fire
    Posted: March 26, 2012 – 2:12pm—
    Firefighters at the scene of a house fire in the 2600 block of Beauclerc Road. A two-alarm house fire caused an estimated $300,000 damage to a home at 2648 Beauclerc Road, at Forest Circle, according to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.
    Firefighters were called out to the big 2-story brick home on the St. Johns River about 1:30 p.m. to find heavy flames coming from its three-car garage, according to department spokesman Tom Francis. Firefighters had to go 500 feet from the home to hook up to a hydrant, so the first teams in used a tanker truck to fight the blaze, Francis said.“Flames began to escape and get into the attic above the garage,” Francis said. “ … The fire was subdued after 45 minutes.”

  • sesameB March 26, 2012, 4:51 pm

    Garden and Gun magazine, APRIL 2012/MAY see pg. 133, “Mansion Hopping, Owning a grand estate may be a thing of the past, but staying in one is easier than ever writes Besha Rodell.
    Garden and Gun magazine, APRIL 2012/MAY – Sissy Spacek’s Virginia Farm — see pg. 18, “Talk of the South, actress Sissy Spacek (one of my favorite actresses from long ago) says in this magazine: “I wanted to give my children roots. Have them grow up with animals and dirt between their toes. I love cities. I do. But nature is my refuge. A bug hitting a screen on a summer night is music to me. The wind in the trees, the creek running full after a storm. All of those sounds are a choir that fills me up and calms me. It took me a long time to realize that. ”
    Way to go Sissy Spacek. I agree with your interview 100%.
    Living small, barefootin’ – dirt between my toes & drinking spring water in rural south central sunny Arkansas, Nature is my refuge also!!!!

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