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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 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!

Wednesday
Nov 18
12pm | 11c
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.

Saturday
Jan 2
12pm | 11c
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!

Saturday
Feb 13
2:30pm | 1:30c
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 12

Charles and Dakota's Tiny Bus House

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.

Friday
May 6
10am | 9c
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.

Thursday
Jul 7
7pm | 6c
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 1, Episode 1

Jenna and Guillaume's Adventure House-on-Wheels

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.

Friday
Aug 26
2am | 1c
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.

Thursday
Sep 8
7pm | 6c
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
Oct 20
8pm | 7c
Season 3, Episode 4

Tiny Work Haven

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.

Saturday
Nov 26
2:30pm | 1:30c
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 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.

Friday
Jun 30
10am | 9c
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.

Friday
Jun 30
11am | 10c
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!

Friday
Jun 30
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Friday
Jun 30
12pm | 11c
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
Jun 30
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Friday
Jun 30
1pm | 12c
Season 5, Episode 6

Tiny Fisherman's House

A Colorado Springs, CO, fishing guide, tired of the rising cost of rent, gives tiny living a try. The outdoorsman wants to make his tiny home the ultimate fisherman's crash pad, and his family will pitch in to give the interior an artistic touch. His living room will double as the entertainment room and the prep room where he and his friends can tie flies before hitting the water. On the exterior, the fishing features include special racks for rods and waders. The final step will be moving the tiny house into the hills. Will everything continue to progress smoothly for the fisherman?

Friday
Jun 30
1:30pm | 12:30c
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.

Friday
Jun 30
2pm | 1c
Season 5, Episode 8

Sam's Tiny Adventure House

A contractor that recently relocated to North Carolina is ready for a new building project. He enlists the help of his two daughters to create an adventure tiny house complete with a drawbridge, rooftop deck and even a zip line!

Friday
Jun 30
2:30pm | 1:30c
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!

Friday
Jun 30
3pm | 2c
Season 5, Episode 10

Tiny Alaskan Yurt

An Alaska couple is looking to buy their first house together and has decided to build their own tiny house yurt. Building in a scenic location is a high priority for the couple so they decide to construct their future home on a peaceful spot near Stone Step Lake. Their two-story fantasy yurt will include all the necessities the active couple may need including an underground freezer, a half-moon deck, a wood burning fireplace and enough weatherproofing to survive harsh Alaskan winters. Battling the cold weather will make construction a challenge -- will the couple and their building team pull it off?

Friday
Jun 30
3:30pm | 2:30c
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?

Friday
Jun 30
4pm | 3c
Season 5, Episode 12

Tiny Teardrop Swoop House

A self-proclaimed nomad who lives to travel and see the sights enlists his best friend's father to build a custom teardrop-style tiny house. This unique dwelling will feature dual swooped structures that are connected by a common deck. The main house will include a kitchen with full-size appliances, a massive sink, a large sitting area with a hidden big screen TV, plentiful storage and more. The second structure will be a dedicated -- and not so tiny -- bathroom that includes a large shower and walk-in closet. This house will truly be unlike any other tiny home!

Friday
Jun 30
4:30pm | 3:30c

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