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 tiny dream 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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 foot house with all sorts of engineering feats and eco-friendly features including a butterfly-angled roof that captures rainwater, 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!
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.
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!
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 fiancé, 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!