Have you ever wondered how small is the smallest house in the world? Well, here is your answer – 96 square feet. Yes, you read that right! Maybe now you think “But even my closet or bathroom is bigger than that”. I was also very surprised when I learned that fact and I was amazed how somebody can live in total space of 96 square feet.
The creator and current inhabitant of the house is Jay Shafer, who named the tiniest house in the world Tumbleweed. Jay wanted to have a good impact on the environment and to make use of all space in the house. He designed it completely environment-friendly – heating with propane, solar panels, good insulation and electric system that can be plugged in whenever needed.
Tumbleweed may be the smallest house in the world, but it is equipped just like any ordinary house. There is a tiny living room with a small fireplace, two chairs, a table, a desk and storage for a laptop.
A good cook doesn’t need a big kitchen, therefore in Tumbleweed a person can easily make a delicious meal by using the double-burner stove or toaster oven. The kitchen is also equipped with a little refrigerator and a bar sink.
The bathroom is not quite a room, more like a shower cabin. But it has sliding doors, which protect the toilet and everything else from getting wet.
So far, so good. But where does Jay sleep? In the loft above the bathroom, of course. He accesses it with a small wooden ladder. This loft combines bedroom and storage place in one, and actually looks pretty comfortable.
Maybe for a lot of people it would be unbearable to live in such a small space, but Shafer enjoys it very much. At least he doesn’t spend a lot of time cleaning or maintaining the place. But I am sure that a lot of experts, working in London upholstery cleaning companies, would love to clean this extraordinary house.
Jay made Tumbleweed on wheels, so it can easily roll away in the wind just like a real tumbleweed in the steppe. After creating the smallest house in the world, Shafer decided to continue with this unusual business and now he sells similar tiny houses online.
Now, lets take a guided tour through Tumbleweed with Jay Shafer himself: