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Lora’s 192 Sq. Ft. Tumbleweed Cypress Tiny House on Wheels

This is Lora’s 192 sq. ft. triple-axle Tumbleweed Cypress Tiny House on Wheels that’s located at the Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. She downsized from 1800 sq. ft. to less than 200 sq. ft.

When you go inside her tiny home, you’ll find a cozy couch, overhead loft storage, a ceiling fan, a staircase with built-in storage that leads you to the loft bedroom, a full kitchen with a combo washer/dryer unit facing the living area, a full micro bathroom, and even an office! Not to mention, plenty of storage throughout. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

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She Went From 1800-sq.-ft. to this 192-sq.-ft. Tumbleweed Tiny House

Lora's 192 Sq. Ft. Tumbleweed Cypress Tiny House on Wheels

Images © Full Quiver Photography via Tiny House Teacher

Lora’s Incredible Journey: From 1800 Sq. Ft. to a Cozy 192 Sq. Ft. Tumbleweed Cypress Tiny House on Wheels

In the world of tiny living, one woman’s story stands out as a true inspiration. Lora, a determined individual with a passion for simplicity and intentional living, took the plunge and embarked on an incredible journey that led her from a spacious 1800 sq. ft. home to a remarkably cozy 192 sq. ft. Tumbleweed Cypress Tiny House on Wheels. This life-altering decision not only changed her living space but also transformed her perspective on what truly matters in life. Let’s delve into Lora’s tiny house adventure and explore the remarkable features of her beautifully designed home.

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From Spacious to Simplified: It’s a tale many of us dream of but few have the courage to realize. Lora’s transition from a large 1800 sq. ft. house to a mere 192 sq. ft. tiny house wasn’t just about downsizing; it was about embracing a simpler and more intentional lifestyle. The decision to pare down her belongings and embrace the tiny house movement was a bold step towards creating a life defined by experiences, connections, and freedom rather than material possessions. This move was more than just a change of scenery; it was a transformation of the heart and mind.

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Introducing Lora’s Tumbleweed Cypress Tiny House on Wheels: Lora’s chosen tiny house is a magnificent triple-axle Tumbleweed Cypress model, a true marvel of compact design and ingenious space utilization. Situated on the scenic grounds of the Robins Air Force Base in Georgia, this charming dwelling boasts an array of features that not only cater to Lora’s practical needs but also nurture her spirit. Upon entering, you’ll be welcomed by a warm and inviting atmosphere that radiates comfort and creativity.

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Interior Design and Layout: The interior of Lora’s tiny house is a harmonious blend of coziness and functionality. The living area greets you with a comfortable couch, setting the stage for relaxation and leisure. Overhead loft storage ensures that even the smallest nooks and crannies are used to their maximum potential. A ceiling fan provides ventilation, adding to the overall comfort of the space.

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One of the standout features of the house is the staircase that leads to the loft bedroom. These steps are not only a means of access but also serve as storage units, demonstrating the ingenious utilization of vertical space that is a hallmark of tiny house design. The loft bedroom itself is a haven of tranquility, offering a private retreat for rest and rejuvenation.

Images © Full Quiver Photography via Tiny House Teacher

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The kitchen is a full-functioning culinary haven equipped with a combo washer/dryer unit facing the living area. Lora’s choice to include this feature showcases her practical approach to life; it’s all about saving space without compromising convenience. The kitchen space effortlessly merges functionality with style, allowing her to whip up delicious meals without missing a beat.

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Storage Solutions: One of the most crucial aspects of tiny house living is storage, and Lora’s tiny house delivers it in spades. From the loft storage to the built-in staircase compartments, every inch of the home is utilized to house her essentials. Her craft room at the back serves as a haven for her creative pursuits while doubling up as a versatile storage space. The tiny house’s storage solutions reflect Lora’s commitment to being organized and purposeful in her lifestyle.

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A Full Micro Bathroom and Office Nook: Even in a small space, Lora has managed to create a fully functional micro bathroom that meets her daily needs. Every element has been thoughtfully arranged to optimize space and provide comfort. Furthermore, a dedicated office area within her tiny house speaks volumes about her determination to keep her personal and professional lives separate, no matter the square footage.

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Outdoor Oasis: Lora’s tiny house adventure extends beyond the walls of her charming abode. The exterior offers an inviting outdoor space surrounded by the beauty of nature, providing a serene retreat where she can unwind, connect with friends, and bask in the joy of outdoor living. A well-appointed patio area showcases her penchant for integrating her living spaces with the outdoors, embracing the concept of “living large” in a compact footprint.

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Conclusion: Lora’s story is a testament to the power of embracing change, simplicity, and a life well lived. Her journey from a sprawling 1800 sq. ft. house to a delightful 192 sq. ft. Tumbleweed Cypress Tiny House on Wheels exemplifies the transformative potential of the tiny house movement. Through her thoughtful design choices and commitment to intentional living, Lora has not only created a functional and charming home but also paved the way for others to consider alternative ways of living that resonate with their values. With every step she’s taken, Lora’s story reminds us that life’s grandest adventures can be found within the walls of a tiny house.

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  • gale
    October 28, 2015, 2:05 pm

    Very nicely done but no seating for friends or family. Of course this is not always a bad thing;-)

    • Sharee
      October 28, 2015, 8:36 pm

      seating for friends is outside.

    • October 29, 2015, 2:50 pm

      Hi Gale!

      I usually pull out my ottoman and use that plus, my stool and fold up chair (stored in my office/craft area) when I have people over. Or I just plop down on my counter and let them steal the comfy chair! I also use my outdoor space. There are times where a loveseat would be nice though!

  • Martha
    October 28, 2015, 2:16 pm

    Great use of space; terrific storage capabilities. Very well done.

    • October 29, 2015, 2:52 pm

      Hey Martha! Thank you sonmich for your kind comment. One of the reasons I went with this floor plan was because of the flexible storage options. Love the stairs!!!

  • Kasey
    October 28, 2015, 2:31 pm

    Gosh, is that a craft room in back? I’d love to see a floorplan of this, helps to visualize. Yes, the living space is small, though. Definitely an “Entertain Outside” type of home.

    • October 29, 2015, 2:55 pm

      Hi Kasey! I do have my scrap booking supplies (and triathlon gear) stored in my back room. I usually pull stuff out and work on my fold up table in the kitchen, but the back room offers great storage for all my crafty supplies. If you go to Tumbleweed’s page you can see the floor plans and designs they currently offer.

  • Dennis
    October 28, 2015, 3:00 pm

    I think everything looks great.

    • Lora
      October 29, 2015, 2:55 pm

      Thanks Dennis! I have to say, I love it!

  • Nicolette
    October 28, 2015, 3:50 pm

    I love this home! My THOW is similar, but with no loft. The living space is my bedroom, with only a recliner for me to sit in. I entertain people outside, in my tiny front yard. Occasionally, someone comes in, ans I have rhem sit on a stool from my dining table.

    • Lora
      October 29, 2015, 2:57 pm

      I’d love to see pictures of your house too! I agree my kitchen stool and ottoman work great for “entertaining.”


  • Janp
    October 28, 2015, 4:47 pm

    I love what she has done. Entertaining can be outside or at a restaurant or some place else . her place is not the only place people can go. If she’s like my family they rarely comes if they must travel more than a couple miles. So she’d doing it right for daily living.

    • October 29, 2015, 3:01 pm

      Hi Janp! Sounds like your family is like mine! I usually trave to see them. Plus I am an introvert so I normally only have 1 or 2 people over at a time. We make it work 🙂

  • Trish
    October 28, 2015, 7:03 pm

    Although there is a lot of storage in this tiny house, it lends itself to more stuff than you need. Seems a bit cluttered and closed in for my liking.

    • Doris
      October 28, 2015, 8:47 pm

      And here I thought it was exceptional because she customized it for her needs, included a little washer, and worked in a tiny office/craft room! I would gladly sacrifice square footage elsewhere to have a private room in a TH. Most of us crafters are a bit messy, and people are welcome (and encouraged) to leave if they find my house too cluttered for their minimalist tendencies. 🙂

      • October 29, 2015, 3:09 pm

        Thanks for your observation Doris! One of the things I love about Tiny homes is that they reflect the personalities, values and lives of the people living in them. I kept the things that added value to my life for the stage of lift I am in right now. Tiny living is about knowing yourself and living without regret!

    • October 29, 2015, 3:06 pm

      Hi Trish! Thanks for your perspective. I always say I am a downsizer not a true minimalist. One of the things I love about my tiny house is that it encourages me to be more intentional about what I bring into my home. But I know I have kept more than a lot of people would. It’s about knowing what adds value to your life and why!

    • Sgmaps
      March 18, 2017, 11:18 pm

      To the contrary, I find it very well organized, and the fact that the craft room is on it’s own means that if you are in the middle of a project you can walk away & leave it and it doesn’t interfere with the rest of the space. I like things with a specific space rather than open concept. I am curious as to the size of the craft room, is it large enough for a built in twin sized bed? It could also serve as an office for those that work from home or as a nursery/childs room. Love the storage in the stairs. It’s nice, and one could always build in a seating area with storage underneath and thick seat and back cushions as an alternative to that huge comfy looking arm chair. Great job and you are the one living there and it has to suit you.

      • Natalie C. McKee
        March 19, 2017, 4:51 pm

        I do like a separate craft space! If only because I make quite a mess…

  • Valerie
    October 28, 2015, 7:45 pm

    Very Sweet and Organized. I would not mind this tiny home for me.

  • Theo
    October 28, 2015, 8:37 pm

    Nice, however doesn’t seem made to move, ’cause you’d have to secure everything in it first. And yet another loft bed.

    • Doris
      October 28, 2015, 8:43 pm

      Never moved, dear, or traveled in an RV? You always have to secure things.

      • Theo
        October 29, 2015, 12:16 am

        Moving is entirely different from traveling in a RV, after 20 plus years in the military I know the difference. And, yes, I have traveled in RVs, and lived in a couple. And did NOT have to secure every single thing in them to travel, as would have to be done with this one.

        • Chel
          October 29, 2015, 10:21 am

          THOWs don’t seem to be moved as often as RVs. Makes sense as an RV would be lighter and use less gasoline. Daily life convenience is more important than occasional movement.

    • October 29, 2015, 3:13 pm

      Hi Theo! You are absolutely right about the challenges of moving my house right now! Luckily, right now I am in a long-term parking situation and plan to only move my THOW once every year or two for a while. When I am ready to be more mobile I will have to and some modifications.

  • CharlotteMo
    October 28, 2015, 8:58 pm

    I love this! Can you please tell me where you found those delicious blue raku-looking pots? Wonderful sunshine patio area in the Georgia pines. Great vibes. Lucky girl!
    P.S. Are you always that neat? I’m jealous.

    • October 29, 2015, 3:19 pm

      Hi CharlotteMo! I have to say I love my patio area :). I got most of my pots from Lowes over the last few years. And although I do try to keep my house clutter free, sometimes real life happens! Check out this post for some good chuckles: http://tinyhouseteacher.com/real-life-tiny-house/

  • Liz
    October 28, 2015, 10:05 pm

    Love it! Very neat and organized. Lots of great storage space.
    Beautiful patio too!

  • Great Grandma Ginny
    October 29, 2015, 10:51 pm

    You have done a beautiful job in making your home so cozy and livable. You also did an amazing job with your photos. I have been following the THM for some years now & this is the first time I can actually see where I would put this or that. From your photos I also am getting a real sense of the space or how many steps it is from the chair to the washer, or to the bathroom etc. I can see how I would make the bed and ever so much more. Thank you so much for being so real with your posting. It ranks in the top 3 or all time… Be blessed…

    • Lora
      October 30, 2015, 6:56 am

      Thank you so much for your sweet compliment! I have to give credit for the photos to my amazing photographer (and sister) at http://www.fullquiverphotography.com. She did a great job capturing the feel of my house! I alway encourage people to try and walk through as many times as possible to get a good sense of the space. Good luck to you in your journey.


  • Sue Wagner
    November 3, 2015, 10:02 am

    Love your tiny house! Could you tell me where you got your sign “Been There – Ran That”? My husband does half marathons and has medals and I would love to get him something like that for Christmas. Thanks!

    • November 12, 2015, 8:28 pm

      Hi Sue! Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. My sister got this for me as a gift two years ago. I don’t think the women who made it are still in business, but I will see if I can find out!

      • Sue
        November 12, 2015, 10:45 pm

        Thanks for getting back to me Lora. I did find someone who can make me a sign similar to yours so you don’t have to find out about the woman who made yours.

  • Carole
    November 11, 2015, 8:10 pm

    So are you parked on the afb? Are u at the fam camp? I thought there was a limit to the time u spend there.

    • Lora
      November 12, 2015, 8:30 pm

      Hi Carole! I am parked on base right now. Each park has different rules for how long you can stay, so it’s worth checking out the base where you are considering staying. I have a back-up local park in case I have to move 🙂

    March 18, 2017, 8:42 pm

    I love it when I see what I believe to be natural light coming in through the windows from the sun.. It gives the house a very much bigger look and helps making the rooms not feel so claustrophobic to some degree …. Always a big plus in my book…

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 19, 2017, 4:52 pm

      I completely agree 🙂 It’s grand!

  • Patty
    March 19, 2017, 2:50 am

    Very cozy, light & bright with one of the best space utilizations I have seen in a tiny house. Well done!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 19, 2017, 4:47 pm

      I just loved it 🙂

  • Fran Marie
    February 2, 2022, 8:55 pm

    Just perfect!

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