Boston model Sterling Folkestad is traveling west to LA to further his career in the fashion industry. But first he's building a tiny house in Ipswich, MA to serve as home base. His fashion-forward compact home ─ co-designed with his architect father ─ features concrete countertops, a pulley bed and a gorgeous rooftop deck.
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A business owner and wine lover always dreamed of owning a tiny retreat in wine country, so she purchased 26 acres outside of Columbus, Ohio, and found the perfect builders to bring her high-quality tiny house design to life. She envisions the house having a fully customized, Amish-crafted barn theme with room to entertain, wine-inspired elements and hidden kayak storage for enjoying the lake.
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.
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!
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!
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 house 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?
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 zipline!
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?
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!
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.
After moving in with parents to save for medical school, high school sweethearts are ready for their own one-of-a-kind space for their family of four. Truly a work of art, this tiny home's nautical-themed design falls somewhere between steampunk and fantasy, and features a reclaimed hexagonal metal exterior, porthole windows and bump-out living space. The magic continues inside with an octopus-sculptured shower, dragon mural and an amazing sky tunnel between lofts.
With the help of a builder, a family of five in Oklahoma gets creative to fit comfortably into a tiny home. The home's features, like nesting beds and a staircase with drawers, accommodate the kids, while Mom and Dad have their privacy thanks to a closet door serving as a room divider.
An architecture student builds a futuristic tiny home that can withstand the harsh Canadian winters and be his home base while he trains for the Olympics. From the gull wing door to the elevator bed to the woodwork, every aspect of this high-tech 'tiny' is overflowing with intricate and meticulous detail.
Globetrotting newlyweds have been adventuring since the day they met and now want a tiny home base for in between travels. They build their luxury abode with 140-year-old reclaimed barn wood floors, a huge soaking tub and a unique staircase that is both minimal and functional.