Tumbleweed Tiny House

Hi, I’m George Giannos, the construction manager for the SCU rEvolve house team. I attended the Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshop this fall in Sonoma, California. The workshop explains the process of building a tiny home from the first steps of finding a build site to eventually having a completed moveable home. The workshop was incredibly informative and was attended by over 60 tiny house enthusiasts. The attendees were many like-minded individuals ranging from levels of beginner to expert in the field of construction. It was really cool to see the amount of people in Northern California who were seriously considering building a tiny home for themselves. Two people at the conference even purchased pre-made tiny home kits form Tumbleweed and multiple people purchased a trailer from the company as well.

I have a decent background in construction but I personally gained a lot of insight about tiny home construction when the workshop presenter talked about ventilation in a tiny house. I did not understand how crucial air movement and reducing humidity would be in our rEvolve house until attending the conference. This knowledge will help improve the comfort level of our home for future residents and will increase the longevity of the rEvolve house. The workshop provided many interesting appliances and technologies that were well suited for tiny house living that we hope to incorporate into our final house design. I also made connections with workshop participants who will help our team by putting us in contact with an innovative battery storage company and welding parts of our trailer. Overall I am very happy that I attended the workshop and look forward to being able to send Tumbleweed a photo of our finished rEvolve home