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Couples learn what it really means to downsize when they take the plunge into the tiny house real estate market. At an average size of only 180 square feet, watch as clients meet with their builders, or decide to build these tiny homes all by themselves, and follow along through the construction process until the house is complete.
Season 1, Episode 8

Austin and Kaytlyn's Kansas City Tiny House

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-pound St. Bernard puppy, will always be able to keep his human companions in sight!

Saturday
Nov 7
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

College Student's Tiny Farmhouse

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.

Wednesday
Nov 18
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Chloe and Brandon's Modern-Day Gypsy Wagon

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 mobile tiny house. 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!

Wednesday
Apr 20
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 7

Jewel Pearson's Tiny House Gem

North Carolina project manager Jewel Pearson can't wait to leave her apartment lifestyle behind and embark on her very own tiny house journey. This modern 330-square foot design is built for a queen and may seem a bit extravagant to an outsider. For Jewel, however, the 6 ft. by 3ft. closet, the screened-in porch and the balcony are a necessity! Jewel plans to blend all of her favorite household luxuries with the freedom of the open road!

Thursday
Aug 18
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 7

Tiny House Made for Three

It's not every day that a family upgrades to a tiny house. But Tom and Hannah Pellett are doing just that – 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!

Thursday
Sep 29
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

Kris and Betty's Colorado Cottage-on-Wheels

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!

Sunday
Oct 23
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 9

Jarrod and Ali's Tiny Winery Homes

Jarrod and Ali Boyle have always loved living tiny. Both remember a simpler time 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. 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 with a 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!

Thursday
Nov 10
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 5

Tiny Tilting Tower Home

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.

Friday
Nov 11
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 5

Tiny House with Special Creature Comforts

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!

Thursday
Dec 29
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 2

Derek and Mary's Tiny House on the Prairie

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.

Friday
Dec 30
12am | 11c
Season 4, Episode 8

The Simple Container Life

Emily just graduated with her Master's in Merchandising and Consumer Studies and is back living at home with her parents. To prove to herself and her family that she's capable of living a simpler lifestyle, she's moving into a shipping container turned tiny house. Brother-in-law Jon just so happens to be an engineer who specializes in converting metal boxes into beautiful livable spaces. Not willing to give up all her amenities, Emily is challenging Jon to build her a massive rooftop deck, a spacious bathroom and a walk-in closet that fits her enormous shoe collection!

Friday
Mar 24
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 5, Episode 2

Pushing the Tiny House Limits

Surfing couple Sean and Angie want to build themselves an affordable tiny house in Oceanside, California. Sean uses his construction experience to design a nearly 400-square-foot tiny house with a long wish list including dog-friendly stairs, heated floors and a fire safety system. The only thing hampering their dreams? Days of unexpected rain!

Thursday
Apr 20
11pm | 10c
Season 5, Episode 4

Tiny Skoolie for a Family of Five

An adventurous family of five sets out to enjoy life more fully by converting a school bus into a tiny house built for traveling. They may only have 235 square feet to work with, but they're including an area for home schooling, a relaxing place for the family to gather at night, sleeping accommodations, a kitchen and a bathroom. The build is sure to be a tough task -- especially in a rounded bus where nothing is plumb or square!

Friday
Apr 28
4pm | 3c
Season 5, Episode 1

Floating Tiny House

A couple from the Jersey Shore looks to make life more affordable by converting an old houseboat into a floating dream home. With the help from their parents, they construct a funky and floating tiny house with their own unique style.

Thursday
Jun 1
4pm | 3c
Season 5, Episode 3

Empty Nester's Eco Tiny

A mother that has dreamed of living in a tiny home with eco-friendly features sets out to achieve her goal. She devises a special home with a full galley kitchen that includes hidden counter space, a laundry room built into the belly of the staircase and an entertainment area that hides a stowaway queen-size bed. Not everything goes according to plan, but the final product surpasses her expectations and brings her closer to satisfying her wanderlust.

Thursday
Jun 1
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 5

Nautical Tiny House

A recent graduate and her boyfriend take inspiration from a 17th-century ship while creating the tiny house of their dreams. Their nautical vision includes blue and green shingles that resemble waves, an aquarium and kitchen cabinets that resemble whiskey barrels on a pirate's ship. The couple is hoping to live off the grid so they're hiring an expert to design an unusual water pillow system to store rainwater for their personal use. They're hoping the finalized house will inspire them as they travel the coasts in search of a job in wildlife ecology.

Thursday
Jun 1
5pm | 4c
Season 5, Episode 7

Nomad's Tiny Home Base

A world traveler discovers the perfect home base in a tiny house community in Lakeside, Arizona. Her quirky style pushes her designer to his creative limits with glitter countertops, bubble wall art and accent walls painted in chartreuse. On top of a tight deadline, the unpredictable weather of northern Arizona threatens to throw the construction completely off track.

Thursday
Jun 1
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 5, Episode 9

Craftsman's Mini Mansion

A young craftsman brings his expertise in woodworking and custom cabinetry to his 'mini mansion,' which he insists has a full-size bedroom, walk-in shower, handcrafted wine storage and a spacious linen closet. This tiny house is sure to not disappoint when it comes to luxury and style!

Thursday
Jun 1
6pm | 5c
Season 5, Episode 11

Big Family's Tiny Lake Retreat

A young couple with four kids and a fifth on the way are looking for the perfect tiny getaway. Their family owns lakeside property in Temple, GA, which makes for an ideal setting for a mobile tiny house. Their dream tiny home has a big list of must-haves that includes a mudroom to store all of their fishing and lake sporting gear as well as space to sleep seven. Outside, they're hoping to have an outdoor shower to hose off muddy kids and an outdoor living space with a porch. Will they be able to build the home of their dreams while staying within budget?

Thursday
Jun 1
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 5, Episode 13

Traveling Performers' Tiny Gypsy Truck

A performing couple answers the call to travel and leave the rat race behind by building a mobile tiny home. To maximize mobility and match their gypsy lifestyle, the house is being constructed directly on the back of a diesel flatbed truck. The interior will feature carnival-inspired designs like a stage for performances, pop-out sections that expand the living space, a hand-built Japanese soaking tub, stained glass windows and antiques placed throughout. These gypsies' new home is just what the couple needs to share their passion for music and dancing around the country.

Thursday
Jun 1
7pm | 6c
Season 5, Episode 14

Sally's Tiny Haiku House

Sally Adams currently lives in a 450-square-foot yurt in her sister's backyard, but she's daring herself to go tinier. She challenges builder Janet Ashforth to make her 'tiny' stand apart from others with a clever Dutch door for her privy and a smart slide-out table for six.

Thursday
Jun 1
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 0, Episode 1

How Are They Now?

Months have passed since these tiny-house owners ditched their traditional digs (and financial trappings) for houses no bigger than trailers. From first-time homeowners to growing families, vacation homes to gypsy wagons, we find out what these homeowners have been up to since we last saw them. See how they are rethinking their spaces and learning from their mistakes, modifying their living quarters and moving from one location to the next and even generating income from their tiny gems.

Thursday
Jun 8
7pm | 6c
Season 3, Episode 5

Tiny Tilting Tower Home

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.

Tuesday
Jun 13
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 14

Tiny Cowboy House

Rob and Sandi spend most of their free time on a ranch just outside of Las Vegas. Rob is a contractor and has built one tiny home before, so he's fully prepared to tackle a new, 200-square-foot tiny home with all sorts of rustic and handcrafted features.

Tuesday
Jun 13
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 5, Episode 1

Floating Tiny House

A couple from the Jersey Shore looks to make life more affordable by converting an old houseboat into a floating dream home. With the help from their parents, they construct a funky and floating tiny house with their own unique style.

Tuesday
Jun 13
1pm | 12c
Season 5, Episode 2

Pushing the Tiny House Limits

Surfing couple Sean and Angie want to build themselves an affordable tiny house in Oceanside, California. Sean uses his construction experience to design a nearly 400-square-foot tiny house with a long wish list including dog-friendly stairs, heated floors and a fire safety system. The only thing hampering their dreams? Days of unexpected rain!

Tuesday
Jun 13
1:30pm | 12:30c

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