Sneak Peak at Linden Design

Hi Tumbleweed Fans!

Next week on July 1 ends the first three months that I have been working for Tumbleweed Tiny House Company as the new in-house Architect. It’s been an exciting ride so far – I love getting to meet you at workshops (hello to my friends from the Sacramento, Nashville, and Berkeley workshops!) and diving into the details of how a tiny house is constructed differently from regular construction. 


Working at Tumbleweed is a dream job for me. I wake up every morning excited to get to work and see what I can accomplish – and hopefully impact your lives for the better. In my most recent design, I listened to the feedback that I was getting from many of you about wanting a loft sleeping area but needing more space. A loft for two people is a different animal than a loft for one. I also had this concern for my own build, which my husband Dan and I recently began work on.  I love reading in bed at night – my most recent book is “The Name of the Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss – and Dan likes to play games on his iPad before going to sleep, so we wanted a loft where we could both sit up comfortably. A regular loft with a 12/12 pitch is a little cramped for that. 


When I set out to design a house for my own family, I thought about ways in which to incorporate a bigger, functional sleeping loft and still have a beautiful exterior. I have long admired the B-53 cottage plans, and I started there. I am pleased to share with you the newest design in the Tumbleweed House to Go family: The Linden!


Plans and details will be available on the Tumbleweed website in early July.

Happy Hammering!





Meg Stephens

  • JuliaKathleen

    This is looking great. I can’t wait tomsee the finished product. One question… Will the windows be above eye-level for someone who is 6′ tall?

  • אליהו ענבים

    wonderful Design
    I love it

    My name is Eliyahu Chen

    I live in Israel

    I am a carpenter and loves the idea of ​​small houses

    And these days I’m starting to build a little house for me and my daughters

    I’ll be happy to talk to someone on the phone in your company

    And perhaps becoming a distributor agent and builds small houses Of your company here in Israel

    Thanks in advance

    Eliyahu Chen


    • Trophemus

      Why don’t you come up with your own design that is suited to the unique conditions and materials available in your wonderful county? I would love to see your creations on my next visit to Israel (2014 hopefully).

    • Havva

      Hello Eliyahu,
      My name is Havva, and I also live in Israel and am interested in small houses.

      If you start building/distributing here I would love to hear about it!



  • Karen Batchelor

    Exciting news! Hope to hear more about it at the Tumbleweed workshop I’m attending in Ann Arbor in a few weeks:)

  • Ellen Louise Munguia

    gorgeous! can’t wait to see the inside!

  • Twyla Jo Whitley Lowe

    I need one of these. ♥ Useful and Simple ♥ My kind of home!

  • Jim Ross

    Great innovation. Good work.

  • Wallace Daniel

    Meg, Without sounding creepy or insensitive, I am so feeling it… this design is exactly what I am looking for, it’s edgy and yet stylish. My wife has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and the home in which we currently live in is too large for a single man, I have shown my wife your design and said upon her passing that I will build this and down size to it. My one and only thing is putting in an authentic Japanese Ofuro Bathtub.

  • Dustin

    I keep going to the tumbleweed site to see when this house is going to become available.

  • Pamela Bockman

    Meg….love the new design. What is the square footage? I hope to take a workshop next year. Thanks so much! Pamela

  • Joan Stewart Danford

    Anxious to see the finished product. It’s mid-July…..any particular date available yet? Love the idea and the outside!

  • Di Lou

    Will the plans be available soon?

  • Cameron Waarala

    I cannot wait to see this trailer in all of its finished glory!

  • Chris

    Linden!!! I want to start building soon and was very interested in the Cypress 20. The Linden has definitely piqued my interest though. I’d like to take a look at this plan for sure before I commit.

  • Kim

    I can’t wait til it comes out!

    Also – Patrick Rothfuss is AMAZING!!! His books are everything I ever loved about fantasy novels. I hope you are enjoying the book!

  • Brian Weir

    Today is July 23 and I cannot find the plans listed on the website. How early in July is the date for the availability of the Linden Tiny House?

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