Win a Copy of The Small House Book!

Earlier this month, I wrote about Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. Tiny houses have been increasing in popularity over the last several years. With the state of the economy and with more than 2.8 million homes foreclosed in the US alone last year, people need alternatives. I think tiny house living is a wonderful alternative for many people.

Some of these tiny houses are built on foundations on a lot in the city or the country. Other tiny houses are built for taking along on the road. The owner of Tumbleweed has been living in his home on wheels for more than 12 years now.

Every month, somewhere in the US or Canada, there is a Tiny House Building Weekend Workshop for anyone wanting to learn how to build their own Tiny House.

Reviewed by Better Homes & Garden, Oprah Winfrey, CNN and more, the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company will show you exactly what you need to build your own Tiny House.

And…the good folks at Tumbleweed are sponsoring a giveaway here on Country Living in a Cariboo Valley. One copy (softcover) of the Small House Book will be given to the winner of the giveaway. The book has a value of $29.95.


contest, build your own tiny house


With 210 full colour pages, the Small House book will teach you what tools you need to build your own tiny house. The book will show you how to build your own home for $20,000.

Want to design your own plan? The book will teach you the elements and guidelines you need to know to be successful in designing your very own house.

The Small House Book covers homes ranging from 64 – 840 square feet in size, so you will be sure to find one you fall in love with.

To enter the contest for one reader to win a softcover copy of The Small House Book, leave a comment on THIS post. That’s all you have to do. We’ll pick a winner on Friday, July 6 at noon and announce it here. The winner will need to send me their email address and the book will be sent directly from Tumbleweed.


Good Luck!


  1. avatar heidi says:

    I may not comment often but I sure do like checking in with you each day to see what you have written….!

  2. avatar Greg Richardson says:

    These are great houses to build n order to buy a lot of land and not have your house suck all the $$$$$$$$$$ out of the budget to develop the land to live off of.
    When you think about it Americans spend all their money on their house many in debt rest of their life. This way you have money for tractors, barn, garden supplies, list goes on and on.

  3. avatar cat says:

    i can well imagine myself living in one of those wholesome little abodes…ya !!! Cat

  4. avatar R Mueller says:

    Since we are about to start building our small house, what perfect timing winning this book would be lol!!!!!

  5. avatar craig says:

    These tiny houses make so much sense. I am single and own a 2000 sq. ft. house. A lot of wasted space and wasted energy to heat and cool that space. 200-300 sq. ft. is all I need. I see a tiny house in my future.

  6. avatar Sue says:

    Found you from BlogFrog. Nice post about the tiny houses, I have been reading about them lately.

  7. avatar Stacy says:

    Tiny houses make sense as our population grows larger. I would love to win this!

  8. avatar Amanda says:

    Wow, I just looked at some tiny homes on google and they are fascinating. If it’s just me on my future property, a tiny home or a small log cabin would be ideal. I think it would take a lot of adjustment. Like, are there bathrooms inside, and what about a pantry or a basement, etc. Very interesting

  9. avatar Kari says:

    What a great give away, Annie! Thank you for the Tiny Houses Update. They all looking charming! Hmmm, now how to choose which one…
    Happy Summer weather!

  10. avatar Simon says:

    I love thew idea of tiny homes and if 840 sq ft is tiny have already renovated my own 800 sq ft “tiny home” but want to go even tinier. Looking to do a 100 sq ft tiny home or less. 😀

  11. I’m fascinated with small houses.

  12. avatar Jonni says:

    Being an architect, I have always wondered why people were building such large homes. Our home in 1900 sq. ft. and we raised 5 kids here. We have one more child at home. We are already changing the extra room. This seems large to us now. When we built, everyone kept asking why we didn’t build larger. We asked why should we? No one could give us a good answer. I do love living in our 5th wheel when we travel, lots less to manage and clean. So I am glad that tiny houses are in voque, architecturally speaking. My great grandmothers house as a small house, and I would love to go visit. Anyway, glad for the chance to win the book…Thanks Annie.

  13. I would LOVE to win this for my hubby! He is OBSESSED with the tiny house movement and we have and are seriously considering building a tiny house of our own in the future! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  14. avatar Suzan says:

    Having just retired, we are looking for a few acres and thinking about the house options. I would love to win a copy of this book!