A BBQ enthusiast creates a functional tiny home for his culinary endeavors.
Seth uses drift wood and relics to turn a school bus into a bachelor pad.
Stephanie and Tim are wildlife experts who travel the country educating people about animals. The young TV host and artist want to trade in their car and pup tent for a tricked-out tiny house that caters to all sorts of animal roommates, including hissing cockroaches. They're eager to have a living space that's easier to work out of, with an edit space for Steph and a collapsible easel with pull-down art supplies storage for Tim. Every inch of the couple's tiny house features gorgeous woods of all species and tiny creature comforts.
A craftsman bungalow serves as inspiration for an artist's fully customized tiny home.
School teachers seek a tiny vacation home that they can use to travel the country on their way to visit every baseball stadium in the U.S.
Esin Pirkul loves the coastal life in San Diego but is ready to move closer to family. Along with her two dachshunds Scooby and Baya, Esin is making her way back to Texas with the help of tiny house builder Bo Bezdek. Esin's tiny haven features all the amenities a dog lover could imagine. An elevator to the two lofts and a walkway for the pups to get around upstairs top the list of features unique to this tiny home. Esin's house also boasts a sleek farm sink, extra counter space and lots of industrial and natural wood touches.
A super small home is built from a sheep wagon and covers 84-square-feet.
It's the ultimate test for an architecture student as Davis Richardson takes over his parents' driveway for the summer to construct his first-ever tiny house. The design includes a slanted wall that functions as both an open food pantry and bookshelf, an extended kitchen countertop that doubles as a workspace and a walk-in closet that also serves as his living room. With the school semester fast approaching, can Davis and his friends bring his amazing drawings to life before classes begin?
Emily and John Flowers are making it a family affair, when they convert an entire shipping container into a family home.
Greg and Carla Short have decided to give tiny living a try outside Morgantown, WV. Greg is a singer/songwriter and is well known around town as a gifted musician, so it's no surprise he and Carla's tiny house will feature all sorts of music-themed features...and who better to help craft this special music box than his bandmates? The 250-square-foot tiny house includes a detachable stage where Greg and the boys can perform on the road and every room incorporates the Shorts' passion for music in surprisingly functional ways.
Shaun and Ally's busy work schedules are perfectly suited for the low maintenance lifestyle of tiny living. Their family and their Virgin Island community step up to help the young couple complete their dream home perfectly situated on a hillside overlooking Coral Bay. In order to enjoy the island scenery and tropical ocean breezes, Shaun and Ally incorporate a wrap-around porch and open living room walls. At 350-square-feet with no height restrictions, Shaun Brian and Ally can have a spacious master bedroom loft, a fancy gourmet kitchen, an outdoor shower under the stars and a deck with spectacular views.
Outdoor adventurers Erik and Sarah spend half the year guiding arctic expeditions and the other half chasing their other adrenaline fixes: skiing, kayaking, surfing and more. Traditional housing has proven cumbersome for their nomadic lifestyle, so they're ready to go tiny. With the help of builder and friend Rob Sickler, Erik and Sarah are building their very own expedition tiny house-on-wheels. Their 230-square-foot design includes a bicycle generator for off-the-grid power, a climbing wall to get to the second loft, plenty of storage for all of their adventure gear and outdoor adventure accents throughout!
Sarah is an artisan and world traveler who wants more than the 9-5 lifestyle, so she plans to hit the road making hats, living and working out of a converted school bus. She hires friend and expert bus converter Charles and carpenter Ben to help make her dream a reality. Sarah's 300-square-foot dream home will feature a commercial sewing workshop, special storage for her prized mineral collection, bubble skylights, a rooftop deck and more.
Jesse and Michelle Harris are ready to become homeowners but are unsure where the future will take them. A tiny house-on-wheels is the perfect answer -- as long as they can figure out how to pack enough storage inside for their botany experiments, books and supplies. Builder John Stone takes the challenge and squeezes storage in every nook and cranny of their tiny abode. Every room in this "tiny" is jam-packed with surprising space!
Young craftsman Tanner is ready to move out of his parents' home, so he enlists his grandfather and dad to help build a tiny house. Tanner's unconventional design clashes with his dad's extensive building sense, but the experience becomes a learning process for both. The distinctive design features a unique roofline and a hidden door to a sleek European-style bathroom. They also add special touches by upcycling old family items into new pieces, so the house reflects three generations of builders.
Tiny house enthusiast David wants his home to succeed where other wee homes fail. His one-of-a-kind design features a garage door on one side, a jacuzzi and a fold-out deck on the other permitting fresh air to flow right through. David and girlfriend Peggie-Sue love to host dinner parties and this tricked-out house is the perfect solution.
Traveling circus performer Lilly has been couch surfing for three years and has decided a tiny house-on-wheels is the perfect solution for her nomadic lifestyle. She's designed the 130-square-foot layout that she, her dad and circus friends will help build. Original features include a hidden storage compartment for her heavy circus equipment, a sunken bathtub to soak in after performances, and a specially-designed staircase that allows her pets to maneuver freely from loft to living room.
Design-obsessed couple Zane and Katherine have already constructed one home together and are now ready to try building 'tinies' as a business. Firm believers in 'walking the walk,' they plan to live in their tiny house to test it out before they build more. Zane and Katherine's tiny house design will be efficient and precise thanks to computer-controlled construction equipment like CNC machines, plasma cutters and 3D printers.
Matthew and Meghan Tanner are growing their family but downsizing their house. You could say they're "thinking outside the box" when it comes to cutting their budget to make room for their second child. They've contracted a tiny house builder to create the shell of their 220-square-foot home, while they plan to complete most of the unique interior. Key features include double lofts separated by a catwalk, a floating baby carrier, a couch that transforms into a dining room and a custom family-size walk-in closet.
North Dakota builder Jim Nelson lives for a challenge, so he and his team are building a game-changing two-story tiny house that they can tilt from horizontal to vertical. Key features in this snug 140-square-foot engineering feat include a front patio, furniture that can be locked down when the house tilts and an observation deck with panoramic views.
Maryam and her husband Vladimir want to leave their stressful lives in New York and build a tiny house that lets them live life on their terms. These DIYers are learning as they go, building an idyllic 130-square-foot home that doubles as a mobile office paradise. Their home features an inviting workspace with a massive window, a loft hammock and a hanging garden with air-filtering plants.
The Morris family of Venice, Louisiana, works together to convert an old school bus into a tiny home for 21-year-old son, Avery. The young outdoorsman wants to create the ultimate man cave while incorporating the culture of the Bayou. His tiny bus will feature a fish-cleaning table, a cypress wood bar with hidden storage and an indoor hammock for enjoying the Southern breezes.
Margaret is a young artist who wants to create the ultimate expression of herself in a tiny house. She gets help from her mother and grandmother, who assist Margaret in bringing her artistic vision to life. The original design features a piano-shaped couch, a round door and a wine barrel bathtub.
Husband-and-wife carpenter team Ana and Jacob White are building a tiny lakefront cabin in Alaska to take advantage of the gorgeous view of Mount Hayes. The vacation home will sleep up to six and offers lots of multi-functionality, such as attached desks that double as a dining table and a bookshelf that hides a ladder to the children's loft. The Whites are used to building in Alaska's harsh weather, but the warm winter has sped up their timeline, since they must tow the tiny cabin across the frozen lake before the ice melts.
David and Teresa Crawford love their lives in Michigan but hate the winter weather. When Teresa approached her husband with the idea of going tiny and traveling south during snow season, he was intrigued. With the help of their family and friends, the Crawford's are building a tiny house so they can be snowbirds! Building on a 36-foot trailer, the Crawford's large 'tiny' will include a back deck large enough to transport David's motorcycle, a convertible guest bed couch, a built-in wine tap and a closed-off and completely private master bedroom.
After a near death experience, Joe and April Marzullo decide it's time for a change. Friends and former colleagues Bruce Schweich and Bart Ikens step in to create the perfect tiny home for this small family before they leave for North Carolina. Specially designed to accommodate every family member's needs, this tiny house features a gourmet kitchen for professional Chef Joe, a sleek and clean design to match April's tastes and plenty of fun space for their young daughter Sophie.
Actor Seth Numrich is inspired by Henry David Thoreau's "Walden" when he sets out to build a home that satisfies his desire to be self-sufficient and self-sustaining. Special features include solar panels, a rainwater harvesting system, and a wind turbine.
Actor Seth Numrich was inspired from a young age by Henry David Thoreau's 'Walden' and the idea of being self-sufficient and self-sustaining. His goal is to build a home to take wherever his next acting job lands him -- and with the help of solar panels, a rainwater harvesting system, and a wind turbine he will have the ability to live completely off the grid.
Personal trainers Mike and Jasmine want a house that's tailored to their fitness lifestyle. With traditional real estate out of their reach, they've decided to think outside the box.
Avid skier and snowboarder, Bridget Culp and Billy Lee, are leaving their expensive Denver rental behind to build a tiny house on a super frugal budget.
It's not every day that a family upgrades to a tiny house. But Tom and Hannah Pellett are doing just that %X96 moving from a 120-square-foot travel trailer to a roomy 300-square-foot tiny house built by their friend and contractor Rob Grosse. The tricky assignment for Rob is building a tiny house that has enough comfort and storage for the couple and their first baby. Hannah and Tom are only weeks away from delivery day and the house must be done before the baby is born as Hannah is planning on a home birth!
After realizing how little they really need to live day to day, Sam and Ellee Best decide to go tiny. The build kicks off in Oklahoma, but Sam's new job starts sooner than anticipated, which relocates the couple to central California.
Texans Cody and Alexia St. John hire a builder who specializes in tiny houses that promise resale value. Bo Bezdek creates an adjustable loft floor that works great for the couple's nursery, and even better for reselling the house after the baby grows. The beautiful 28-foot home also boasts other sellable features including a custom armoire with combined stairs and a full-size kitchen. But the couple faces a few speed bumps when skeptical family comes to visit for the first time.
Chrissy is all about saving the planet. She'd like to incorporate as many reclaimed or reused materials as she can in her own tiny house build in Burlington, Vermont. Her builder Seth isn't too keen on the idea due to the wear and tear of recycled items. Can Chrissy and Seth work together in order to meet her deadline to move in.... or will Chrissy have to give in on some of her "green" dreams?
Caitlin and Zach Hogan want a house that perfectly fits the needs of their family of four. Fortunately, they have just the right builder! Josh Battis is creating a revolutionary staircase that doubles as a hidden pantry - with a removable lower step for child safety. The couples' toddlers will also get their very own bunk beds that fold into the wall to reveal a play area. The house also includes all sorts of hidden storage and multi-functional features. The only catch? The cozy home must be finished before the family moves to Nevada for a new career opportunity.
Mark and Jen want a house that is perfect for their outdoorsy lifestyle. The answer: a tiny house near the surf where they can paddleboard to the Gulf and soak in the sun! They've hired builder Kelly Coyle to build a 224-square foot tiny abode that can sustain hurricane winds and provide a multi-functional setting. Key features include a hidden bed, a bay window with extra storage and Jen's beloved 200-pound claw foot tub!
Nathan and Jenny are turning their passion for building yurts into a dream tiny home for themselves. The 314-square abode is situated above the cliffs of the North Shore and features a one-of-a-kind aquaponics system that will provide the couple with fresh vegetables and herbs. Their curvy two-story house offers plenty of extra storage space thanks to rounded counters and furniture... and a loft designed specifically for the couple's three kids!
Building designers and business partners Alex Gore and Lance Cayko want something better than an old-fashioned recreational vehicle to take on the road and take in the countryside. They imagine a tiny house-on-wheels with a glass wall that allows you to view nature from the indoors! They also want one side of the house to unfold and form a deck for parties and family gatherings. They envision a tiny house that's both family and couple friendly. Alex and his fianc%XE9, Annie, plan to take the house they call Atlas on their honeymoon this summer. Lance will use it for a vacation home with his kids. Like its nickname, you won't want to hit the road without this tiny house in tow!
Rob Irwin knows a lot about form and function working together, which is absolutely necessary to tiny-house living. This industrial designer is building a 300-square feet house with all sorts of engineering feats and eco-friendly features including a butterfly-angled roof that captures rain water, an attached chicken coop that lets you grab fresh eggs from inside the house, an aquaponics system where he can grow fresh herbs year-round, solar panels for heating, and even an efficient climbing wall to get to the loft! This is eco-living tiny-style!
Jarrod and Ali Boyle have always loved living tiny. Both remember a time when life was simpler with few material possessions, and, at a moment's notice they could take off in their small camper to go exploring on our great nation's highways. Having a family, left that life behind.....until now! As owners of a Washington family winery, Jarrod and Ali wish to re-visit their tiny, carefree past with not one tiny house but TWO! Each tiny home will possess its own unique style. And here's the twist... the Boyles challenge two teams of builders to create the most amazing tiny guest abode ever! Bragging rights are at stake when these two teams go neck-and-neck to build the best 'tiny' in only ten days!
Newlyweds Austin and Kaytlyn Averill are making it official and trading in their 1200-square-foot home for a tiny house love nest! The best part of living 'cozy' is that Boone, the Averill's 150-lb St. Bernard puppy, will always be able to keep his human companions in sight!
The tiny house movement is all about restoring old materials. Charles Kern and Dakota Hills are taking the idea one step further. They purchased an old bus and are transforming it into a tiny house unlike any other! They're popping the top, adding wood paneling, handcrafted cabinetry and a rooftop deck to convert the space into their own personal cozy cabin. The coolest feature of all? Their Murphy bed/office desk/yoga studio.
Jenn Baxter's inspiration for her tiny house came after her mother passed away and she was reading one of her mother's journals. An entry about letting fear stop you in your tracks made Jenn realize that she needed to follow her dream. She immediately hired a builder and created a one-of-a-kind tiny house that includes a rooftop deck, breakfast bar with a hidden washer/dryer and lots and lots of cubby holes and secret storage.
Pipeline controls specialist Mark Eaves and wife Angela Eaves, an ultrasound technologist, don't believe everything in Texas needs to be big - especially when it comes to their house! The two need to relocate often for work and they're tired of constantly moving from one rental to another. The perfect solution? A tiny home-on-wheels that goes wherever they go. No need to pack and unpack ever again!
Kris Anderson and Betty Johnston are on a mission for freedom. They were both working dead-end jobs in Oklahoma, trying to balance work and their passions, when they saw a documentary about tiny houses and made a plan. Kris, an aspiring artist, and Betty, a hair and makeup stylist, are creating a tiny house-on- wheels that will allow them to work from anywhere across the country. Their dream home is based on one of Kris' original designs!
North Carolina project manager Jewel Pearson can't wait to leave her apartment lifestyle behind and embark on her very own tiny house journey! Built for a queen, this modern 330-square foot design might seem a bit extravagant to an outsider. But for Jewel, a 6 ft. by 3 ft. closet is a necessity! So are the screened-in porch and a balcony! Jewel, aka Ms. Gypsy Soul, plans to blend all of her favorite household luxuries with the freedom of the open road!
Freelance set designers Chloe and Brandon spend much of their lives moving from city to city where they work on movie sets. They want a permanent home and they have the perfect solution: a tiny house-on-wheels. What happens when two creative artists design such an abode? You get a one-of-a-kind tiny house influenced by pirate ships, gypsy caravans and movie sets!
Trevor and Mary are creating a tiny house outside of Dayton, Ohio, that suits both their needs -- and those of their four cats! It's a house unlike any other tiny dwelling thanks to cat bridges and walkways throughout the plan. The creature comforts also include two spacious lofts, a foldaway office, big appliances, and a view unlike any other. The lucky couple is planting their tiny house on the family's wildlife refuge. Trevor and Mary are trading volunteer help with the animals in exchange for free parking. This tiny house build will certainly lead to lots of wild adventures!
When full-time college student, Kaitlin Snyder-Patterson, came to the conclusion that renting an apartment was bleeding her dry, she took a serious interest in the tiny house movement. And, when her dad, Mike Snyder, heard that his daughter was serious about becoming debt free, he quickly volunteered his build and engineering expertise to help his daughter's tiny house dream come true. Where Mike has the mad construction skills, Kaitlin has uber artistic sense. Together, they build a fun and functional rent-free residence that includes a hidden staircase.
Tiny house enthusiasts and young military couple Derek and Mary Voight have decided to hire a builder to do all the heavy lifting. They lend a hand on occasion to speed up the process but they prefer letting a pro tackle the tricky business of building a sturdy house that's agile enough to be pulled by a two-ton truck. The Voights hire builder and tiny home dweller Greg Parham to design and construct their dream home at his construction site in Durango, Colorado.
Jenna Spesard and Guillaume Dutilh don't want roots. These 20-somethings plan to make America their backyard with an adventure house-on-wheels. They've studied the options and decided to build their dream tiny home from scratch, but which builder has just the right plans to make their vision come to fruition? Tumbleweed Tiny House Company out of Sonoma, California, features a range of tiny beauties that are customizable. Our couple can let the company's team of builders make it from scratch for $45,000+ or they can pour sweat equity into the project and save half the price.