Solar Tumbleweed











A 200 square feet off-grid Tumbleweed Tiny Houses design in Bailey, Colorado. More info. Tiny House For Sale in Colorado.



  1. gunguru01 February 21, 2016 at 10:46 am - Reply

    This looks like it was dried in by Tumbleweed and someone tried to live in it while building the interior. I know how hard it is to work in a tiny living area. Its a disaster! Looks to me like they gave up really quick too!

  2. Liz February 21, 2016 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    Okay. It’s a typical THOW with a solar panel on the top. It works.

  3. Julie February 22, 2016 at 9:31 am - Reply

    This is really interesting. I like the stairs. How did you pick that particular design, and why?

    • Nerida February 23, 2016 at 8:24 am - Reply

      Julie, I suspect a fridge or something else is going under the stairs.

      I have seen a few with this individual steps set up. Not for me but others like it.

      Its still a work in progress by the look of it. Good luck to the owner, making do as he/she goes along I think, at the moment anyway. Would like to see it again when finished off and set up.

      My query is the size of the chimney and placement of the heater but everyone has a reason that suits their particular purpose and aesthetic. I appreciate that so many are happy to share what is a very private space. So many ideas to pick tidbits from.

  4. Dorothy February 22, 2016 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    I do like the steps. They have a normal step height and they don’t have the high “crawl in” at the top. With some finishing it could look a lot better. It’s rough looking as is.

    • gunguru01 February 25, 2016 at 9:47 am - Reply

      The reason for the big chimney is that they put those god awful panels on the roof. Now they will have to remove the stack on the outside to haul it. Another thing, when going through the wall or roof you have to use triple wall pipe and a thimble to allow 3″ of clearance so the pipe’s heat won’t start a fire. Truely, they should have used a smaller size pipe and went through the roof. Obviously, they wanted roof mounted solar right over the woodstove. (Not very well thought out) But, thats another problem entirely!:-)

  5. Marjorie cox Fabian February 22, 2016 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    I never saw steps that way before. It seems like a good idea, but I wish they would have had more photos of
    how they look, both up and down.

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