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?
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.
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.
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.
Kansas State professor Brandon wants a more affordable house, but with some fun bells and whistles. He and his friend Brady have designed a 365-square-foot 'smart house' with tons of high-tech wizardry. Imagine a house with clever tackle-box storage in the ceilings, a video doorbell, a slide-away TV set and much more! Brandon will be living in style right outside Manhattan, Kansas.
Schoolteachers Matt and Corinne like to take advantage of their work-free summers, and they're calling on Matt's brother Walter to build them the ultimate tiny vacation home that they can take to every baseball stadium in the country. Walter will fasten the structure together without any bolts or screws using classic timber frame construction. The 320-square-foot home will come with a stunning custom copper roof, built-in water catchment system, sleeping loft and a hidden bed for guests. The final touch will be a tailgate locker and bar over the actual tailgate!
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!
Artist Adam's tiny house takes cues from the Craftsman style bungalows designed by his favorite architects of the 1920s. Adam is customizing everything he can, including a barrel ceiling, hand-carved cabinets and headboard, even a wooden soaking tub! Final touches include beautiful stained glass windows and a cozy front porch. This perfectionist has to find middle ground as the deadline for a tiny house festival swiftly approaches. Fortunately, Adam's teenage son and father are on board to try and help him across the finish line!
Seth wants to retire early, so he's turning an old school bus into an affordable and artsy tiny house. His 250-square-foot bachelor pad will feature all sorts of really cool and refurbished amenities, including a fire extinguisher turned bathroom sink, a 2,000-pound water tank and a multifunctional walk-in closet. Seth and his cousin Bart are also incorporating driftwood from Lake Michigan into accent pieces, including a handcrafted driftwood water station for Seth's dog.