Buy a 65-Square-Foot House on eBay to Benefit Charity

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The Toledo Museum of Art has built a 65-square-foot Tumbleweed Tiny House as part of its Small Worlds exhibition. Now, the museum is auctioning it off on eBay.

World's Small House on eBay

It isn’t often one can buy a house on eBay with the proceeds going to charity.

Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, with materials donated by The Andersons and The Lathrop Company, took part in The Toledo Museum of Art’s Small Worlds exhibition during the first quarter of 2012. The 65 square foot "XS" House is currently on eBay’s auction block through April 7th, 2012. The livable home can fit a queen mattress, possesses a kitchenette, and has a room with a built in desk area. The winner of the auction will have the unique opportunity to not only own a piece of The Toledo Museum’s exhibit history, but live in it too.

Proceeds from the “XS” home auction will go to benefit the early childhood programming at the museum. The “XS” house is the smallest green home offered by the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. The home is easy to tow, has a built in couch that opens for extra storage, and costs just under forty thousand dollars from the ground up. The eBay auction is a great opportunity for someone looking to either obtain a deal on an already built “XS” model or become introduced to the Small House Movement.

“It isn’t often one can buy a house on eBay with the proceeds going to charity. And, it isn’t often one can find a 65-square-foot for sale on the website either! I think this is a win-win opportunity for the children’s program and for individuals to become introduced to the concept of lifestyle downsizing.” Says Steve Weissmann, president of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. “The cost of purchase and upkeep for big houses are nothing more than debtors’ prisons. There is a real feeling of freedom that comes with owning a tiny home.”

Tumbleweed Founder and Designer Jay Shafer lived in one of his own “XS” models for a year before selling it and building himself another Tumbleweed model. The “XS” is also one of the more popular plans being sold on the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company’s website. Plans sell for $99 and the company is always rotating workshops nationwide, with real home owners interested in learning how to build a house and understand the realities of living small.

More information on the tiny home model being sold on eBay! can be found here.

Tumbleweed Tiny House Company isn’t just a business, it is a movement! With over twenty small house plans 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. The company is founded by tiny house guru Jay Shafer - who is a recognized leader in popularizing the tiny homes concept.

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