Thank you for your interest in Tumbleweed Tiny House RVs.
We would be pleased to assist you with your article. We can arrange an interview at your convenience; what is a good day and time for you? We are located on the west coast, Pacific Time.
Here is an online source for print quality images:
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We can provide some b-roll from our Construction DVD:
Here are some personal stories about tiny house owners:
http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/pages/about-us Select Workshop Presenters and Hosts
Here is our NADA Listing: http://www.nadaguides.com/RVs/2015/Tumbleweed
Below are some common Q & A that may be informative.
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Frequent Q & A that may be informative.
1) Who is buying Tumbleweed Tiny House RVs?
There are three demographic groups that always attend our Dream Big Go Tiny Workshops across the US and Canada:
A) 18-30 years of age: high student loans, little affordable housing, no social security future, no jobs with pensions, limited full-time jobs so flexibility to move home, already living small, want to save for the future and the environment. This group faces a higher than average unemployment and underemployment rate.
B) 31-60 years of age: want affordable housing for a family member (college graduate with no job, elderly parent needing more care), want a vacation home, want a detached office, may simply want to downsize, the cost of housing is too high – especially in boom areas.
C) 60+ years of age: lost house and/or savings in downturn, need to save money but want own home, re not prepared for retirement costs, want to seriously downsize to save time and money and pursue other interests such as travel, volunteerism, and environmentalism.
2) What is the biggest challenge for people wanting to live full-time in a tiny house on wheels?
The biggest issue is that most building departments (15,000+ across the US) restriction the placement and usage of an RV. Tumbleweeds are Certified RVs, which are allowed in RV Parks and Mobile Home Parks, as well as a number of urban and rural locations across the US. IT si best to check with the local Building Dept.
Tiny House Communities: http://www.tinyhousecommunity.com/map/communities/
3) How big is the interest in tiny houses on wheels?
In 2015, we have received over 36,693 emails and phone calls asking about tiny houses. We have also had over 2,500 people to attend our two-day workshops, Dream Big Live Tiny, on how to build a tiny house – they are willing to built it themselves! We have over 300,000 active followers and we receive phone calls monthly from TV production companies wanting to do a show like Tiny House Nation or Tiny House Hunting or HGTV Tiny House episode, not to mention national and international media stories.
The Tiny Houses movement is similar to other changes in our society over the last 30-years that addressed pressing resource needs: recycling (now run by most municipalities), water conservation (1989 national legislation), and alternative solar energy (federal and state solar regulations now in place). We believe affordable housing is the next major issue and Tiny House RV on wheels can address many of these related issues.
I hope this information is helpful.