The tiny house movement has made a big impact on the United States over just a few years, with over 10,000 tiny houses and counting located across the country. But as the lifestyle becomes more popular, even a leading mobile tiny house maker has found itself struggling.

CNBC reported that when Tumbleweed Tiny House owner and CEO Steve Weissman, whose company is a member of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), approached Camping World Holdings Inc. CEO Marcus Lemonis to help save his company from collapsing, Weissman did not realize he was the main culprit behind its failure.

Weissman, a former restaurateur, began running the country’s largest manufacturer of tiny house RVs in 2012, but had zero prior manufacturing experience.

“I think any business owner’s lack of research will ultimately lead to bad decision making. You can’t run a business that way,” Lemonis said on the latest episode of CNBC’s “The Profit.”
As the owner of recreational retail store Camping World, Lemonis has been in the RV space for over a decade. He noted that although Weissman had little experience building homes, he still managed to grow Tumbleweed Tiny House from a five-person team working out of a garage to a 70-person company working out of a 20,000 square foot facility.
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