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Our pal Deek, from Tiny Yellow House, sent us word of this interview he did with Jay Shafer of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. It was actually seeing Jay and his micro-house on the evening news that inspired me to plan a micro-house/shackitecture theme for the site this summer. We’re looking forward to that.

Relax Shacks (Deek’s blog)


Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. Tim Lewallen says:

    I love the idea of scaling down your living arrangements. As was mentioned, the more space you have the more stuff you acquire to fill the space, the more money you spend to maintain the space and the stuff. You become a slave to your possessions.

    Now if I could just convince my family of this. :D

  2. Shane Fell says:

    Skip ahead to 0:40 to avoid commercials and intro.