Size Matters: Why Tumbleweed Tiny Houses are Awesome

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Maintaining a diminutive footprint is the surest green thing you can do when building a new house with Tumbleweed Tiny Houses.

Jay Shafer and his Tiny House

A typical Tumbleweed Tiny House produces only 4 tons of greenhouse gases during a typical Minnesota winter compared to the average America home that emits 18 tons per year.

Tiny house designer and builder, Jay Shafer, founder of Tumbleweed Tiny Houses will discuss the tiny house movement during SXSW, Friday March 9, 2012 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm at the Hilton Garden Inn 500 North Interstate 35. Shafer will reveal why American laws prohibiting small houses have contributed to the global economic crisis and environmental destruction.

Shafer believes the tiny house movement is a way to save the environment and the economy. "A typical Tumbleweed Tiny House produces only 4 tons of greenhouse gases during a typical Minnesota winter compared to the average America home that emits 18 tons per year." Shafer asserts that with the rise in foreclosures "an over-sized house can start to look more like a debtor's prison than a home". The tiny house movement is gaining popularity among Americans who do not want to support bank-owned mortgages and promises to be popular among the SXSW crowd.

Shafer will discuss his personal experiences about building his tiny house, driving it around the country, and maintaining a down-sized lifestyle. SXSW attendees can add this March 9th event to their schedule through the SXSW online schedule at http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP100054

More about Tumbleweed Tiny House Company: Tumbleweed Tiny House Company isn’t just a business, it is a movement! With over twenty models to choose from, the company designs homes with a socially responsible platform. Tumbleweed markets houses that range from 65 square feet to 874 square feet. For more information on the company and Jay Shafer or to view the homes, please visit: http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com.

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