Couple Jessie and Jared hope to make life more affordable in their coveted area of the Jersey Shore by purchasing an old houseboat and transforming it into the floating home of their dreams. While Jared tackles the construction, Jessie adds her funky and artistic style to the interior design. In the end, will their tiny floating home sink or will it swim?
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 empty nester who 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 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?
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.
Sally Adams currently lives in a 450-square-foot yurt in her sister's backyard, but she's daring herself to go tinier. She challenges builder Janet Ashforth to make her 'tiny' stand apart from others with a clever Dutch door for her privy and a smart slide-out table for six.
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