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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
When Jason and Blair realized the next few years of their lives would be mobile, they started looking for a solution. Their plan is to salvage a junkyard school bus and make it into stellar digs. The compact 100 square feet of space has lots of clever features including a wood-burning stove, a dining area that converts into a master bedroom, an on-the-go garden and a rooftop deck for stargazing.
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?
Traveling circus performer Lilly has been couch surfing for three years and has decided a tiny house-on-wheels is the perfect solution for her nomadic lifestyle. She's designed the 130-square-foot layout that she, her dad and circus friends will help build. Original features include a hidden storage compartment for her heavy circus equipment, a sunken bathtub to soak in after performances, and a specially-designed staircase that allows her pets to maneuver freely from loft to living room.
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?
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.
Rebecca and Kendall push tiny to the extreme by giving up their traditional American home for an 84-square-foot tiny sheep wagon! It's a family affair as they're joined by Kendall's parents who come from a long line of sheepherders and wagon builders. Bare necessities are what this couple wants most, so no plumbing required for this teeny one-room space. They're not "sheepish" to admit that their friends are their biggest skeptics as they give it all up to follow their old-school American dream.
A California couple builds the ultimate treehouse escape perched high in a circle of gorgeous redwoods. The tiny home packs plenty of engineering ingenuity and handcrafted features, including a freshwater pumping system and a hidden bookcase.
An entrepreneur with six kids wants a tiny vacation home to place at one of his properties. He enlists the help of an uber artistic builder who draws inspiration from musical instruments for the shape of his homes. The tiny will have all kinds of unusual surprises, including an escape hatch that leads from the second-story deck into a loft.
A couple sets out to create the ultimate tiny firehouse-on-wheels, complete with a hot red garage door, functional fire hydrant that doubles as a jack and water source, and of course, a fire pole from the upstairs loft! The cozy interior is filled with an array of amenities created out of firehouse memorabilia.
A family of five builds a charming off-grid tiny house on 20 acres of land in northern Idaho. They all pitch in on the rustic home that includes a wood stove, live edge shelving, a bunk room that holds the whole family and his-and-hers outhouses.
The high cost of homes in the San Francisco Bay Area leads a young couple to build a custom tiny house. Their stunning luxury home has more bells and whistles than a full-size mansion, including a roll-up garage door, gourmet kitchen with copper accents, king-size bed with tons of storage space underneath, convertible office space and a nesting dining set that pulls out from under the kitchen to accommodate up to 12 people.
A family of four brings the unique character of Charleston, South Carolina, into their tiny house build. They include traditional touches on the outside like an oyster shell stone path, black shutters and window boxes, and the Southern charm flows indoors with wood countertops and a sitting area.
After spending 11 weeks living in their car while visiting all 48 contiguous states with their toddler, a couple is ready to convert a cargo van into their very own tiny house. With only 80 feet of area to work with, their space-saving design will include an elevated queen-sized bed with storage and retractable deck underneath, a kitchen counter that doubles as an office and stairs that also act as a closet. The tiny home will then include a full bathroom with shower and toilet. The finishing touch will be a loft for their toddler that features a cozy bed, decorative safety rails and a starlit ceiling.
A contractor and his wife plan to realize their dream of going tiny by constructing themselves a tiny honeymoon home before their wedding. Their 275 square-foot design will include a full workshop and yoga practice space as well as a second story deck, unique custom cabinetry, a wooden bathtub and rustic accents throughout. Their wedding is in 15 weeks -- will they finish it in time?
An Idaho couple creates an amazing three-level tiny home perfectly suited for the both of them in gorgeous Swan Valley, ID. She wants a pampered paradise with a powder room worth envying and a place to showcase her huge shoe collection. He prefers a rugged and rustic escape with wood floor paneling on the walls and a hidden entertainment center. In the end, this tiny house has it all including vintage accessories, an upscale master bedroom with skylight and even an outdoor movie theater!
After living in New York City for 20 years, a couple is ready to move upstate with their son and French bulldog into a 400-square-foot dream home. Unlike more traditional tiny house designs, this build utilizes three separate structures joined by a common deck to create a more spacious tiny compound.
A career cheerleader with a busy schedule wants a rustic-chic country tiny home that can be her perfect escape. Not only will the tiny house have a master on the main floor and a spa-like bathroom, it will also be placed on a farm with horses, a zip line and other adventures just steps away from the front door.
A Florida couple finds themselves no longer in need of their large family home and decides to build a luxurious tiny house. The couple doesn't want to give up any of the creature comforts they are used to as they transition into this new phase of life, so they throw the budget out the window and plan for a completely custom, high-end tiny. This gorgeous house features soft-close cabinetry, a beautiful full-size kitchen with a pullout vent hood and motion-detecting faucet. The large bathroom comes equipped with heated floors, a dual vanity and a rounded glass rain shower.
After being diagnosed with epilepsy, a woman is ready for more independence and her master craftsman father is harnessing his talents to build her a unique tiny home that expands. Motorized bump-outs and a roof-raise system dramatically increases usable space and allows for a huge bathroom, standing loft and a large living room. A clever bunkbed, laundry shoot, retro kitchen and fireplace makes this anything but a typical tiny.