Jay Shafer of Tumbleweed Tiny Houses to Present at The Solar Institute's Earth Day Celebration

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Jay Shafer will provided guided tours of a Tumbleweed Tiny House and discuss the growing tiny house movement for environmentally sustainable living.

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

Jay Shafer, founder of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company will hold tours and presentations at the annual Solar Living Institute Earth Day Celebration in Hopland, CA on Saturday, April 21, 11:AM to 5:00 PM .

Shafer will be on hand to offer public tours of the Tumbleweed Tiny House that is in permanent residence at the Solar Living Center. The tiny house is just 98 square feet and represents the future of sustainable living. Built with green materials and respect for energy conservation, this Tumbleweed Tiny House has a thoughtful architectural design that is inspiring a growing number of people to downsize their possessions while up-sizing the quality of their lives.

The typical American house is no longer a viable option for our cities and towns. According to Shafer, “A typical Tumbleweed Tiny House produces only 4 tons of greenhouse gases during a typical Minnesota winter compared to the average American home that emits 18 tons per year.”

The event is free and open to the public and includes local wine, food, and cheese vendors and sustainable living presentations and exhibits along with activities for adults and children. The Solar Living Institute is located at 13771 S. Hwy 101, Hopland, CA.

About Jay Shafer: Jay Shafer is recognized as an expert in small living. He is a designer specializing in sustainable architecture and urban planning. He has lectured extensively on these subjects for such venues as the Eco-Dwelling program at New College, the Boston Architectural Center, and the University of Iowa's School of Art and Art History where he served as Adjunct Assistant Professor for more than a decade.

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

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