This week the father of tiny housing and founder of The Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, Jay Shafer, resigned from Tumbleweed and started a new company called Four Lights Tiny House Company. Shafer started Four Lights for “more freedom and more manageability,” according to a statement published on The Tiny Life. At Four Lights, Shafer will roll out building workshops, a tiny house village, and portable house plans ranging in size from 100 to 500 square feet.
The tiny house village is a concept in need of execution, if the tiny house revolution is to continue forward. Shafer refers to his clever village as “Napoleon Complex: Cohousing for the Antisocial,” and is in talks with the Sonoma County to make it happen.
Other than the village, which is expected to be complete by 2015, Shafer will introduce additional house plans over the next several months. Four Lights will also have Shafer’s designs for compact furnishings.
Currently, Four Lights has three traditional tiny house plans called The Gifford (112 square feet), The Weller (112 square feet), and The Marmara (284 square feet), which is pictured above. These plans range in price from $199 – $399, not including any discounts for specials or sales, etc.