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The Compact Style of Tiny Tumbleweed Homes

Raise your hand if you find tiny houses to be totally fascinating… We sure do! Perhaps it’s the idea that you could whittle down your possessions to the bare minimum, then live simply yet stylishly without a care in the world. Or maybe it’s the fun of seeing a design that accommodates a person’s daily needs with shockingly little space. If you’re a fan, you won’t want to miss this post!

Today we explore the wonder of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. From their Houses to Go (houses on wheels) to their Cottages, Tumbleweed knows good design. In this post, we focus on the company’s portable structures, which can be located wherever you can park a travel trailer. Looking for a way to enjoy the comforts of home while being footloose and fancy free? This post is for you! Another fun fact: Tumbleweed Houses to Go range in size from 50-130 square feet! How’s that for compact living?!


We begin with the wonder of XS-House. At 73 square feet, this tiny home sleeps two. And it sure looks great against the backdrop of a gorgeous, scenic location. It’s light and easy to tow, so it can travel with you wherever you want to go!

The smallest Tumbleweed home

XS-House is the smallest green home offered by Tumbleweed, as well as the most affordable. You can even add a small ceiling A/C unit to keep it cool. And of course, the “XS” stands for “extra small.” But we bet you didn’t guess it also stands for “excessively efficient.” The price: $40,000, or $16,100 if you build it yourself. Want a closer look?…

XS-House by Tumbleweed

You can view the floor plan below. The home has a living area/office/dining space (also known as the Main Room), a kitchen, a bathroom, and a loft for sleeping. There’s even storage! An amazing video tour of this home can be found here (scroll down to the middle of the page).

XS-House plans

Next we see side-by-side shots of the main room and the kitchen. Note the way narrow side walls hold necessities such as office supplies and kitchen knives…

Tumbleweed tiny home interior shots

Even with limited space, a sleeping loft helps create a light and airy feel, providing plenty of space for stretching out and getting a good night’s rest! XS-House is impressive, isn’t it? Would you consider living in a space this compact? Head to the “comments” section at the end of the post and let us know…

Tumbleweed sleeping loft

The Popomo

We couldn’t write a tiny house post without exploring the modern design possibilities…. So we now shine the spotlight on The Popomo, which wows with its hot rolled corrosion-resistant steel siding. Not only is The Popomo Tumbleweed’s easiest house to build, it doesn’t even require a special permit to tow!

Tumbleweed Popomo

The Popomo is 172 square feet, and you can view the floor plan below. There’s a Great Room with a three-panel sliding back door that provides a wonderful view, especially if you park this tiny home in a grand spot. Also included is a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. A video tour of the home can be found here (scroll down to the middle of the page).

Tumbleweed Popomo plans

In the next shot, the Great Room appears anything but cramped. Note the use of blue paint and white trim, which combine to give the space a crisp, inviting feel:

Tumbleweed Homes living room

The kitchen is equally welcoming, especially since a window with a view adds an expansive feel to this tiny space. Charcoal black countertops are striking against white cabinetry and trim. A small refrigerator, built-in stove top and sink make this room as functional as it is stylish.

Tumbleweed Homes kitchen

Finally, we have a shot of the bedroom, shown here in a refreshing shade of lime green. You can build this tiny house for $20,000 or purchase it ready-made at $48,000. Would you make this your home?…

Tumbleweed bedroom

Cypress 20

We end by showcasing Tumbleweed’s newest model: Cypress 20. This home has a total square footage of 144, as well as a stainless steel fireplace that keeps the place warm in the coldest of weather (up to -35 degrees)! Need more warmth? Install a larger heater or a second heater. And of course, you can add a small ceiling air conditioning unit to keep things cool.

New Tumbleweed tiny house

The floor plan below reveals the option of adding a Murphy bed to give the Great Room a sleeping option. A loft provides even more sleeping space. A kitchen adds convenience, as does a bath with both a toilet and a separate shower. This home sells for $60,000, or you can build it yourself for $25,000.

Tumbleweed Cypress 20 tiny house

In the next image, we see side-by-side shots of living room shelving and the home’s entry. Note that the kitchen is located at the front of this tiny house, and it is surrounded by five windows that welcome the light. Wooden planks give the space a cabin-like feel.

Tumbleweed Cypress 20 home

Our final image shows a close-up of the kitchen. With traditional storage and full-depth counters, this room seems spacious for a tiny home. There’s even windowsill space for plants…

A Tumbleweed kitchen

A special thanks to Tumbleweed Tiny House Company for inspiring today’s post! Now tell us if you would consider living in a tiny home. Would you make it a vacation space, park it next to your house, or live in it as your one and only residence? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below…

Kate Simmons

Kate Simmons is a freelance writer and design blogger with a love of all things decor. She spent her childhood writing stories and working on interior design-themed DIY projects. Kate’s published writing reflects her special interest in how design has changed through the decades. Her blog Mirror80 ( http://mirror80.com/) explores the fashion and [...]

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