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Jay Shafer felt overwhelmed by the 4,000 square foot home he grew up in back in Iowa.

Time, energy and resources were spent maintaining space that added very little to their lives on the whole.

This distaste for wasted space emerged as a creative influence when Shafer was in his 20s.

After college, he started making blueprints of tiny homes just for fun.

Exploring how space is used, brainstorming how to use it more efficiently and learning about the materialism of our culture, he decided to pursue the passion further.

One of the legal difficulties he found right away was zoning laws that restrict how big anyone living establishment must be.

In most states, to be considered a house a building has to measure at least 220 square feet.


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Jay Shafer of Tumbleweed Tiny Houses

Photo Courtesy of Tumbleweed Houses

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I was excited to see tiny houses featured on Fox Business today with Jay Shafer founder of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company.

Their 170 square foot Popomo was featured with an interviewer commentating and exploring it inside out.

She’ll show you the bedroom with shelving.

The closet for your stuff. The open living room.

The tiny kitchen and the teeny bathroom (with a surprise).

Little Houses, Big Profits on Fox Business News

Video length: 6:05

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Source: Buy a 70 Square Foot Home – Fox Business