Lucy is always on the road for work, so she's decided to downsize to a tiny house with less upkeep. She has a budget of $60,000 but isn't willing to give up certain luxuries like full-size furniture and appliances. Will she be able to fit all the features she wants into a much smaller home?
Fort Collins, CO, resident Jaden is a soon-to-be college student, but she doesn't want to live in any of the dorms on campus. Instead, with her dog and cat in tow, the 18-year-old musician is looking for a tiny house on wheels with a full kitchen and bathroom as well as enough space to store her wide array of instruments. With a $75,000 budget, can she find a home that hits all the right notes?
After traveling for work and becoming accustomed to living out of hotel rooms, food scientist Ashley is renting out her three-bedroom home and searching for a tiny house in Bentonville, Arkansas. Armed with her best friend and a $60,000 budget, Ashley hunts for something modern with ample space for her to cook and entertain.
A South Carolina couple is downsizing from a 1,200 square foot home to a tiny house outside of Greenville. They want to simplify their lives so they can spend more time traveling and have a budget of $40,000 to make it happen. They run into issues, however, when they discover each other's conflicting wish lists. She wants something mobile with a bright, nautical style but he's hoping their new home can be a dark cabin-style home with a permanent place on their family's land. Will they be able to set aside their differences and find the perfect tiny home?
A Spokane, WA, native is ready to hit the reset button and make the switch to tiny. With separate budgets for the home and land, he has his eye on a 300 square foot house with a rustic exterior and a modern interior. He wants smaller kitchen appliances, a first-floor bedroom and enough space to comfortably fit his two fully-grown dogs. His ex-wife is helping with the search and thinks he needs to focus on getting a home he can grow into. Can the two come together and find him the perfect tiny home?
A single mom from San Diego, CA, wants to live a more minimalist lifestyle so she's decided to go tiny. She wants her new home to have clean lines, a bright and airy feel, separate sleeping areas and ample storage space. Her daughter is growing, as is her need for privacy -- will she find a tiny home that can be comfortable for years to come?
Now that their kids are off to college, a couple is downsizing and looking for a tiny house in Boulder, CO. They have a budget of $75,000 to make it happen, but they can't agree on size or style. He wants a small rustic cabin, however, she would like something more modern with enough space for a full-size kitchen. Will these empty nesters be able to compromise and find a tiny home that suits them both?
A Phoenix couple downsizes from their 1,800 square foot home to a tiny house nearly a sixth of that size. With their two young children in tow, this couple wants to live a less-stressful and less-cluttered lifestyle while having the ability to travel around the country. He's hoping to find a rustic, modern home with a separate office space, stairs to the lofts and storage underneath. She, however, is looking for something more farmhouse chic with ladders instead of stairs so the kids can use the extra space to play. Their builder shows them some options but can he find a home that satisfies both of their needs?
Busy flight attendant Jenny has a $42,000 budget for a tiny home in Elizabeth, Colorado. She's away working for two weeks every month, so she wants less home to maintain when she returns as well as the flexibility to live near her horse. With a friend along to share opinions, Jenny's searching for a tiny home that has whimsical details and stairs so that her dog, Sophie, can easily get into the loft.
A family of three is going tiny in McKinney, Texas, to spend more quality time together. Will they be able to find a home that blends their differing size and style tastes within their budget of $70,000?
College student and West Virginia resident Skye wants to be able to pick up and move wherever her career takes her after graduation, so she's going tiny. She wants to custom build her tiny home from the ground up, so she recruits her father Jimmie to accompany her to Austin, Texas, to find the perfect blueprints. Skye wants full-sized appliances and all the amenities of a normal-sized house, and she won't compromise. Will Jimmie be able to keep her expectations grounded?
Despite what they say, not everything is bigger in Texas. Dallas resident Richard is downsizing to have more freedom to enjoy what he loves in life -- cycling and brewing homemade beer. He's building his tiny home from the ground up and is searching for a model that's modern with a hint of hippie style. With a budget of $25,000, will he find a house with enough space for his bicycles, brewing equipment and himself?
Civil engineer Charlie and his traveling nurse girlfriend Shenee are always on the road for work and are tired of living out of motels. They want to bring their home wherever work takes them, so they're building their own portable tiny house. They both want a spacious loft with plenty of storage, but Shenee's shoe collection and desire for a full-size kitchen might be too much for a tiny house to handle. With Charlie looking for a camp feel and Shenee wanting a more modern design, will they be able to agree on how to build the perfect tiny house?
Sales support specialist Nancy is tired of cold Chicago winters and is seeking a tiny home in Sanford, Florida, to spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying the outdoors with her dog, Macy. With her brother David along for advice, they're looking at tiny homes that she can place on land near the water. She has a lot of furniture she'd like to fit in her tiny home, and a long list of features to fit into her $200,000 budget. Will she be able to find a home that can accommodate both?
Brooklyn fashion stylist Alexandra is ready to ditch sky-high New York rents and take her online clothing business mobile in her own tiny home-on-wheels. But with a budget of $25,000, finding a house with curb appeal and space for a booming business won't be easy. Can she find a tiny home that fits like a glove?
Fort Collins, Colorado, couple Natalie and Chris have decided to sell their three-bedroom home and move into a tiny house so they can enjoy more of what life has to offer, like exploring the outdoors, brewing their own beer and spending time with their infant daughter, Amelie. They have a budget of $200,000 for a tiny home and a large plot of rural land to put it on. Chris wants a house with modern style, Natalie is looking for something with a Craftsman feel, and they agree that their daughter needs her own sleeping space. Can they find a home that's a good fit for the whole family?
Houston-based traveling musicians Rob and Anitra are tired of sleeping in hotels when they're on the road performing. They want to buy plans and build a home themselves that they can take from city to city, so they've traveled to Colorado to meet with tiny house expert Jason Daye. Rob wants something modern with plenty of space for entertaining, while Anitra is on the hunt for a tiny home with cabin details and her own private space to write her music. But with a budget of $30,000 and lots of musical instruments to store, will they find a tiny option that they can both call home?
Bill and his wife, Jamie, are moving their family back to their home state of Michigan. Jamie wants a more manageable home to maintain while Bill, a radio DJ, commutes between two states for work, so they're going tiny! He wants a patio to relax in, and, as a personal chef, she wants a kitchen that will allow her to do her job. Both of them, however, want a move-in ready home right on the lake. Can they find the right tiny home that's suitable for two adults and two adolescent boys?
A Charleston, South Carolina, resident and future grad student, Sarah, is seeking something tiny and portable. Her wish is to stop paying rent and have the ability to buy a home for herself and her four-legged companion so she can bring it with her wherever her academic future lies. Her girlfriend, Tess, who is also a wood-working instructor, is along for the ride to provide personal and professional support as they search for a modern, cottage-style home with a modest budget. Can Sarah find everything she's looking for, or is a fresh start and going tiny too big a dream in old Charleston?
A young couple seeks a portable tiny home to escape the rising rent prices in Gilroy, CA, and spend more time enjoying the outdoors. With a budget of $60,000, their tastes differ between farmhouse-style and industrial-style homes, but they both agree they want to find something fully furnished. Will they be able to compromise and find the perfect tiny home?
Seattle couple Sarah and Jesse have grown to appreciate being minimalists after losing everything they owned in a fire and living in a 500-square-foot apartment for the last year. Inspired to go tiny, the couple has agreed on a budget but Jesse is looking for a smaller mobile unit while Sarah is looking for a more traditional tiny house on a foundation that's a bit bigger. Will they reach a compromise in this tiny battle?
New parents and San Diego residents Val and Deanna are ready to buy a new home, but student loans and high home costs have kept them from taking the leap. Therefore, they've decided to go tiny. But while they both want something towable, Val pictures an interior inspired by their passion for medieval history with space for a media center, but Deanna wants something that's a mix between industrial-rustic and midcentury modern with a spacious kitchen. With their $60,000 budget, finding their perfect place in a hot market could prove difficult.
With a big wedding to pay for and a military schedule that could move them from city to city regularly, expecting parents are biting the bullet and going tiny. While they both agree downsizing is the best way to go for their growing family, they don't agree on style. She wants a vintage Victorian-style tiny home that feels like a home, but he's leaning toward buying an RV. Will they be able to find any middle ground?
Santa Clarita, California, resident Eloisa has grown tired of cleaning and maintaining her three-story, 1,500-square-foot home and has decided to dramatically downsize. She's searching for an airy cottage-style home around 400 square feet that has space for her extended family to sleep over and won't break her $110,000 budget. With the help of her daughter, Bea, she will need to find both the house and location. Bea feels her mother should choose a slightly larger tiny home, whereas Eloisa thinks she's ready to go tiny all the way. With completely opposite ideas of how much space is livable, will they find a home that they both think is a good fit?
Married couple MJ and Meri Sue recently moved from the Dallas/Fort Worth area to Austin, Texas, and are crashing with friends. They want to pay off their student loans and be able to live debt-free, so they're going tiny and searching for a home around 200 sq. ft. with room for themselves and their two small dogs. MJ wants something with clean lines and a modern feel, but Meri Sue prefers a house with vintage details. With a budget of $18,000 and two very different ideas about what a tiny home should be, will they find one they can both can see a future in?
Boutique owner Heather and her husband Beau, a photographer, want to raise their son Hendrix in Topanga Canyon, a secluded enclave in the Santa Monica mountains of Los Angeles. While Heather wants Bohemian-chic style, Beau's looking for something that's more like a rustic cabin. But style may have to take a backseat to finding something with enough space for their family to live in. Will they be able to find a tiny home that has it all?
New York Bed and Breakfast owners are betting the farm on going tiny. With their business booming, they're looking to move into a tiny home on their property while their main farmhouse is being used by guests. However, not only will they need space for themselves, they'll also need space for their 15-year-old son. Will they find the perfect tiny home, or is going tiny too big of a challenge?
A couple with their own photography business wants to find a tiny house in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, that they can come home to after working on the road for months at a time. They both want to be on the waterfront near shops and cafes, but she wants a mobile tiny home while he's looking for one that's on a foundation.
Heather is ready for a change and wants to start living a minimalist lifestyle that gives her the freedom to enjoy the outdoor activities she loves. With the help of her mom, she hopes to find a tiny home in her hometown of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, within her budget of $125,000.
Bachelor Scott is looking for a fresh start and is going tiny in San Francisco, California. With his friend Christina along for advice, Scott's hoping to find a tiny home that's over 400 square feet with a bright, open feel and a separate bedroom. He's looking at homes on a foundation with land and would like to stay in the city. Even with a $500,000 budget, will he be able to find the perfect tiny home in the country's most expensive real estate market?
Looking to move out of her parents' home, architecture student Stephanie is building a tiny house that she'll live in as part of her senior thesis in St. Petersburg, Florida. Her dad Joe has volunteered to help with the build and they tour tiny model homes with plans for sale that can be modified to fit Stephanie's needs. With a budget of $20,000, she wants her house to have a rustic feel and a skylight over a lofted bedroom, but her dad is worried that the houses she's drawn to are too complicated for them to build on their own.
Frisco, Texas, couple Melody and Ben are overseas for months at a time running their nonprofit in Africa that builds houses for the poor. With their four children grown and on their own, Melody and Ben are looking to downsize and have less house to maintain when they return from their trips abroad. Melody wants something traditional looking with generous living space for when the kids come to visit, but Ben is determined to go smaller and find a tiny home with a cabin feel. With a budget of $50,000 and two very different ideas of what living tiny should be, can they find some middle ground?
Growing up in California's Bay Area, graduate student Hali is feeling the pressure of living in the most expensive real estate market in the U.S. So she's going tiny to cut costs and find a permanent place to call home. With her boyfriend Nathan along to give advice, Hali is traveling to Billings, Montana, to meet with a local builder there and look at model tiny homes that fit within her $64,000 budget. Hali wants to avoid a lofted bedroom at all costs, but finding a tiny home with space for a bed on the ground and the open layout she wants is no easy task. Will Hali be able to find the light-filled tiny home she's been dreaming of?
Wade and Hodges are downsizing to simplify their lives, but are going tiny in an unusual way -- on a sailboat! Their plan is to live and work on the boat while splitting time between Charleston, South Carolina, and the Caribbean. Wade's all about the sailing experience and wants a classic monohull, while Hodges is more concerned with the creature comforts of living aboard and prefers a catamaran. Can they compromise on a sailboat that fits both their needs?
After living tiny while teaching English in South Korea, Wisconsin college student Jeffrey wants to go tiny full time and not be tied down with a big mortgage. He's hoping to land a job in a national park after graduation and wants something mobile he can take with him. With his mom, Joan, along for advice, he's looking for something under 300 square feet. While Joan is skeptical he can live tiny long term and worries about him staying warm during Wisconsin's long winters, Jeffrey's more concerned about finding something he can tow and has room to hang out with his friends.
San Antonio, Texas, couple Raul and Kim are downsizing their 2,000-square-foot house to live mortgage free and spend more time with their three young children. They're looking forward to the financial freedom living tiny will give them. But finding a place that fits their family will be a challenge. Kim wants a tiny home with the features of a larger house like a full kitchen and a bathtub for the kids. Raul is more concerned they can find something that will fit his comic book and action figure collection. It'll be a tall order to find a tiny home that's the perfect fit for this young family.
Delray Beach, Florida, couple Andrew and Raquel have decided to take on a more minimal lifestyle. They've traveled to Memphis, TN to meet with a local builder to find a mobile tiny house that they can park in their hometown and easily relocate anywhere the future takes them. Raquel prefers a cottage chic style and plenty of breathing room, while Andrew wants something as small as possible with industrial details. With a budget of $55,000 and two very different design aesthetics, will they find a tiny home they can both love?
Single mom Anna from Anderson, South Carolina, has downsized from a large home into a much smaller apartment and is now ready to go even further. She's going tiny to show her two teenage children, Katie and Noah, that choosing to live with less can allow them more financial freedom and the chance to get more out of life. While Anna wants to go as small as possible, Katie and Noah need to have their own separate sleeping areas and want plenty of space to store and play their musical instruments. With a budget of $60,000 and two hard-to-please teenagers, will Anna be able to find a tiny home that works for everyone?
After learning to live with less while hiking the Appalachian Trail, outdoor enthusiasts John and Julie are downsizing, and plan on building their own tiny house in Fraser, CO. A self-proclaimed lumberjack, John's looking for a house covered with wood, and a bathroom large enough to properly groom his expansive beard. But he'll have to shave some items off his wish-list to accommodate Julie's industrial style and desire for a composting toilet. With a budget of $35,000 for plans and materials, will they be able to build the perfect tiny home?
With a clean bill of health, recent cancer survivor Kristi and her husband Rafael want to be able to live life to the fullest. They've sold their 2500 sq. ft. home and are searching for a tiny home that they can purchase plans for and build themselves in Winston-Salem, NC. But, with a budget of just $45,000 and wildly different design styles, will they find a tiny house that's perfect for this new chapter in their lives?
Vancouver, WA couple Tove and Gwen are looking to make fresh memories in a tiny home with their two year old son, Iver. They need a place with plenty of room for their sewing activities, 80lbs dog, as well as two separate sleeping spaces. But with a budget of $60,000 and two very different ideas of what a home should look like, will they find one that's the right fit?
Hoping for more financial freedom, Colorado native Lisa is leaving the Denver cold and moving to Austin, Texas, to start a new life in a tiny house. With the help of her best friend Tara, she's looking for a mobile cottage that she can rent space for until she can purchase land. But with a budget of $50,000 and an extensive wish list, will Lisa find a tiny house that she can call home?
After having a baby, Korie and Alex are looking to move out of his family's house and into a home of their own in Elgin, Illinois. Wanting to start their new life debt free and not be tied down by a large mortgage, they feel going tiny is the perfect option. Korie taught school in India and wants to recapture the simple lifestyle she had there to raise their son. Even though they are both on board to downsize, Korie and Alex don't always agree on what's essential and finding a tiny home for a growing family could prove challenging.
With three young children and one more on the way, parents Rob and Robin are looking for a moveable tiny house in Fullerton, CA. They're about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime and travel the country with their family, but finding a moveable tiny house with space for a large family isn't going to be easy. They're hoping to find a transportable tiny house with separate sleeping spaces for the kids, a full bathroom and the ability to go off-grid, but with a budget of $33,000 will they be able to find the perfect home?
Hoping to simplify their lives and gain financial freedom, animal lovers Christina and her daughter Hannah have sold their 1800 sq. ft. home and are looking to go tiny in Woodinville, WA. They'll need something with separate sleeping areas for the two of them that can also accommodate their extensive animal collection. But with a budget of $50,000, will they be able to find a tiny home that can fit two humans, two dogs, a bearded dragon, and a guinea pig?
After travelling the world in a backpack and mini van, Adam and Lindsey are back home in Atlanta, Georgia. They want to make traveling a permanent part of their lives by moving into a tiny house on wheels. Their plan is to live and work in their tiny home as they move from state to state. Adam's main concern is to be mobile but Lindsey sees this as her chance to have a real home. It's a family affair with Lindsey's mom Wendy acting as their real estate agent. Finding everything they want in 100 square feet will be a challenge for Wendy and may take some compromising by Adam and Lindsey.
After giving away most of their possessions, Kenny and Elaine are looking to simplify their lives and go tiny in Elaine's hometown of Kansas City, MO. Elaine wants a sleeping loft that's easy for their cat Daisy to access. But fitting into a cramped loft might take Kenny out of his comfort zone. With a budget of only $30,000 and differing ideas of a good night's sleep, will they be able to find their dream home?
Looking to get back to nature for inspiration, Portland artists Courtney and Murf are going tiny. They are downsizing from their 3,000 sq. ft. home in Portland in hopes of owning something outside of the city. Murf wants a minimalist cabin 300 sq. ft. or less. While Courtney's on board to simplify, she still needs space for her art and wants to keep some of the comforts of home. Will they find something that inspires them to go tiny?
Wanting a place of her own, kindergarten teacher Cianna is looking to buy a tiny house on wheels in Ventura, California. After renting for years, she wants the freedom to move but also the security of owning her place. She's committed to downsizing and wants to go under 200 square feet. But, she still hopes for some amenities of a larger home like a washer/dryer and full closet. Will she have to compromise on some creature comforts to own her dream house?
Wanting more free time to spend cultivating their art, glass makers Lance and Amanda are selling their 3,000 sq. ft. New York home and moving their glass business and themselves to Asheville, NC. They're looking for a tiny home with space for two dogs and a separate building that they can convert into an art studio. But with a budget of $100,000 and very different ideas about the charms of remote mountain living, will they find a tiny home they both can love?
Downsizing dramatically with three family pets isn't easy. But Colorado Springs, CO couple Heather and Chris are determined to find a tiny home that will give them the freedom to travel and enjoy life yet still have plenty of room for their furry friends. Chris likes the look of industrial details, but Heather is hoping for a warm cottage feel. With a budget of $65,000 and two wildly different design aesthetics, will they be able to find a home that the whole family can love?
Wanting to travel the country, Nebraska couple Mel and Carson are looking for a tiny home to take on the road. Their plan is to live and work in their tiny home as they move from state to state. Carson wants something under 200 square feet but Mel's having a hard time downsizing from their 900 square foot apartment. Mel's committed to going tiny but hopes for some amenities of a larger home like a full kitchen, closet and space for their 75 pound dog. Will they agree on how tiny they can go?
Wanting to simplify his life, Mark, a professional musician, is downsizing his 3,000 sq. ft. estate near Nashville, Tennessee for a tiny home in Santa Barbara, California. He's ready to leave behind the maintenance of a large house to spend more time on his music. But will he be able to give up some comforts of home for a more carefree tiny life?
After selling her restaurant in San Diego, CA, Elena is ready to start a new business, as well as a whole new life. She's searching for a modern tiny home in the vibrant city of Asheville, NC that will give her space to entertain. With a tight budget of $50,000 for both the house and land to put it on, and the help of her friend Christian, will she find a tiny home that's the perfect fit?
After traveling to the west coast in a small RV and loving it, Elisa, Brian, and their four kids have decided to downsize permanently for a little more family togetherness. With a budget of $75,000, they're searching for a tiny house in Monterey, CA with private space for each person. Brian wants something that's easily moved, while Elisa wants something that feels more permanent. With a soon-to-be-teenage daughter and three young boys, will they find a home that's the perfect fit?
With her kids grown and living on their own, free-wheelin mom Tracy is feeling the itch to travel. She's looking to radically simplify her life and be able to go where she pleases in and around Alberta, Canada. Her down-to-earth daughter Lindsay is along to keep her mom in line. Together they're searching for a mobile modern cottage with plenty of space for Tracy to still play with her grandson. With a budget of $65,000 will they find a tiny home that can give her the freedom she's hoping for?
Dreaming of living near a mountain resort, Kristen and Joe are searching for a place in the Denver, Colorado area. With a budget of $150,000 they are looking for a tiny home close to skiing and hiking. They are ready to downsize to live in this very popular area. But will they be able to sacrifice some modern conveniences for the location of their dreams?
Always up for an adventure, Greta is starting a new career as an esthetician in Austin, Texas. She's going tiny to offset the city's pricey housing market. While she loves Austin, she wants a mobile tiny home to give her the freedom to travel. With the help of her friend Keri, she's traveling to Utah in search of a Steampunk style tiny house. Keri's skeptical of Greta's ability to downsize under 250 square feet. And while Greta's ready to jump into tiny living, seeing the houses might be a reality check. Will she be able to compromise some of the comforts of home like a full kitchen and bathtub for the freedom to go tiny?
After selling her tiny house in Alaska, dog trainer and biologist Heather is moving back home to Buffalo, NY to be close to her family. Her three dogs are relocating with her, so Heather wants a new tiny house that's big enough for all of them to live comfortably. Since she's lived tiny before, Heather knows exactly what she wants- a rustic, mobile space with full-sized appliances and a downstairs bedroom. With her cousin Amy advocating for a larger place, will Heather find a home that works?
Living with his parents while saving for a new place, youth pastor Jeremy and his wife, Allie, have big plans for their future. They are looking for a small home that either comes with some acreage, or is easily moved to a big property with room for Allie to give riding lessons. They don't want to over extend themselves to finance their dream, so buying tiny will help them to afford both a house and the land they need.
Tired of living off-the-grid, Massachusetts teacher Joel is ready to upgrade his rustic cabin in the woods and get back to civilization. He's looking for a tiny home with indoor plumbing that's close to his work, where he can still raise his chickens and grow a large garden. But with a budget of $150,000 and a difficult New England housing market, will he find a tiny piece of conventional paradise to call his own?
After traveling the world and living out of a suitcase, Whitney wants to simplify her life back home in Seattle. So she's going tiny and looking for a mobile house that won't tie her down. But with a budget of $45,000 and skeptical best friend Adrianne along for the ride, will she find the simple, tiny home she's hoping for?
Chattanooga artist Annie is ready to downsize her five bedroom empty nest to a more manageable 200 square foot tiny house. She's looking for something with open cabinets, contemporary style, and room for her huge book collection. But her college-aged son Lynah is worried mom is biting off more than she can chew. The ideal place would have room for him to visit, but be small enough to take on the road. With a budget of $35,000, will Annie find a house that's the perfect fit?
Ryan is a Fairplay, Colorado resident who has been crashing with his parents in between traveling photography gigs. He's looking to find a tiny house he can park on their property for low overhead. Making things more complicated, he's planning on building it himself for under $25,000. With his friend and fellow construction expert Ryan along for the ride, he's touring three model tiny homes to see which one he can replicate for his own. But with a real estate broker who also happens to be his skeptical older sister, will Ryan find the perfect fit?
Needing to simplify their lives, and with the goal of financial freedom in mind, Bethany and Matthew have sold their 2200 sq. ft. home. They moved their Selby, South Dakota family of five in with Bethany's parents, while they look for a tiny house. They're searching for a tiny home that can handle their growing family and doesn't break the bank. They have travelled almost 2,000 miles to Nampa, ID to find one. But with a budget of just $50,000 and three children under the age of four, will they find a tiny house that's the perfect fit?
After experiencing some financial setbacks, Adam, Jennipher-Leigh, and their two kids have decided to downsize from their 1500 sq. ft. house into something that they can own outright. They're looking for a mobile tiny home that can accommodate their growing family, keep them safe from unpredictable Florida weather, and move them towards their goal of a debt-free lifestyle. With a budget of $30,000 and three vastly different options to choose from, will they find a tiny home that fits the bill?
For Portland native Jessica, buying a house is an important part of growing up. But with student loans chipping away at her budget, she's decided to go tiny. Jessica is looking forward to finding the perfect home for her and her dog Kiwi. But while she's willing to downsize her space to 200 square feet, Jessica doesn't want to give up any modern conveniences. When Jessica's expectations get too high, it's up to her friend Marina to keep her feet on the ground and her house under budget. With $60,000 to spend and a wish list that includes a washer/dryer, dishwasher, and entertainment room, Jessica may find fitting her lifestyle into a tiny house to be a challenge.
With the lease on his shared apartment ending, 20-something Nils is ready to purchase his very first home in Columbus, OH. With most of his time taken up by work and play, he's searching for a micro mancave that's both easy-to-care-for and within walking and biking distance to his work in Columbus's Short North district. But with a budget of $130,000 in a difficult market, will he find the perfect no-frills bachelor pad?
Newly single Emilee is looking to start over with a place of her own. Her plans for a fresh start include moving out of Los Angeles and relocating to Ojai, CA, into a tiny house like the one she grew up in. With friend and design guru Becky in tow, Emilee is looking for a unique space no larger than 300 square feet that she can custom decorate. First floor living, storage, and a full kitchen are musts; but with a budget of $15,000, she may have to think outside the box to get what she wants. Returning to tiny living may prove more challenging than Emilee thought.
Newlyweds Eric and Anna are ready to move out of the cramped quarters at her parents' house in Carmel Valley, California, and into a home of their own. But they won't be moving very far. They plan to buy a tiny home and put it right in her mom and dad's backyard. The couple heads to the tiny home mecca of Portland, Oregon, where miniscule 200 square foot homes, and custom built reclaimed trailers will give them, and their $55,000 budget, the squeeze.
Recently retired, Cyndy's looking to make a BIG change. She's starting a new life and trading in her conventionally-sized town house in the Colorado cold for a tiny home on the Big Island of Hawaii - her dream destination. Her daughter Hannah's traveled to The Big Island during her college spring break and together they're searching for a tiny house on wheels where Cyndy can live a green lifestyle off the grid. But with a budget of $60,000 and a taste for the ecelectic, will Cyndy find her perfect tiny home in paradise?
Recently engaged couple and college students Joel and Emma are ready to move out of their parents' homes in Orlando, Florida. The couple decided to take the plunge and go tiny. Seeking out a space of their own, they're looking for a portable 150 sq foot home that can travel wherever their careers take them. They plan to park their tiny home in Joel's mom's backyard while they finish school. But first, they must find a tiny house that they both can agree on. Emma is looking for something quirky and Victorian with a bathtub, while Joel wants place modern and functional. The couple will have to find a space that can accommodate their differing design styles and all their belongings. Considering their $20,000 budget, finding even a tiny home will be a big challenge.
Leslie, an artist, recently sold what she thought was her dream home. It was a ranch with 3000 square feet of living space and 20 acres for her beloved horses to roam. But, after she contracted Lyme disease, taking care of such a large property was too much Now that she's recovered, she wants to buy her next home. This time around, she's decided to go tiny. She's looking for a place that is less than 400 square feet and on wheels, so that it can be mobile. Her plan is to park her tiny house right next to her horse pasture in the Sonoma County town of Sebastopol, California. The only problem? Even though Leslie is going small, she wants to fit some of her normal size furniture and appliances into her home. Most importantly, there must be enough wall space for her large artwork. With the help of her friend, Kelly, she'll have to decide what she can live with and without.
Tired of constantly packing up her belongings, traveling nurse Natalie is looking for a tiny home that can move with her on her various job assignments across the country. She's hoping to find a house large enough to live comfortably in with her dog Jasper, but that's small enough to tow with her compact car. With the help of her friend Patrick, Natalie's set out on a 370 mile journey to Mountain View, Arkansas to find the tiny home that's right for her. But with a budget of $15,000 and a new job in Denver starting soon, will she find a traveling house that fits the bill?
Firefighter and empty nester, Nicki, wants to simplify her life by downsizing from her 2400 square foot house to a much smaller home - really small. She's looking for a place that's no more than 300 square feet.
Sound healer Melanie loves small spaces: she's currently living in a shed on a friend's property. Since small is her preference, she's decided that she's ready to buy a tiny home, with a twist.
Oregon pear farmers, Ben and Erin, are building a custom home on their orchard. Since they don't want to cut down any of their money-making trees, the house has to fit on a tiny 600 square feet plot.
Looking to leave their busy L.A. life behind, Dan, Cindy and their 4 kids are moving to rural upstate New York, and downsizing from 2500 square feet to a tiny home of less than 600 square feet.
Adam and Karen are tired of city life, so they're trading their 750-square-foot condo in Jersey City, NJ, for a place in the country. The catch? They want to downsize, so they're looking for a tiny house on secluded land.