Despite what they say, not everything is bigger in Texas. Dallas resident Richard is downsizing to have more freedom to enjoy what he loves in life -- cycling and brewing homemade beer. He's building his tiny home from the ground up and is searching for a model that's modern with a hint of hippie style. With a budget of $25,000, will he find a house with enough space for his bicycles, brewing equipment and himself?
New York Bed and Breakfast owners are betting the farm on going tiny. With their business booming, they're looking to move into a tiny home on their property while their main farmhouse is being used by guests. However, not only will they need space for themselves, they'll also need space for their 15-year-old son. Will they find the perfect tiny home, or is going tiny too big of a challenge?
Boutique owner Heather and her husband Beau, a photographer, want to raise their son Hendrix in Topanga Canyon, a secluded enclave in the Santa Monica mountains of Los Angeles. While Heather wants Bohemian-chic style, Beau's looking for something that's more like a rustic cabin. But style may have to take a backseat to finding something with enough space for their family to live in. Will they be able to find a tiny home that has it all?
Santa Clarita, California, resident Eloisa has grown tired of cleaning and maintaining her three-story, 1,500-square-foot home and has decided to dramatically downsize. She's searching for an airy cottage-style home around 400 square feet that has space for her extended family to sleep over and won't break her $110,000 budget. With the help of her daughter, Bea, she will need to find both the house and location. Bea feels her mother should choose a slightly larger tiny home, whereas Eloisa thinks she's ready to go tiny all the way. With completely opposite ideas of how much space is livable, will they find a home that they both think is a good fit?
With a big wedding to pay for and a military schedule that could move them from city to city regularly, expecting parents are biting the bullet and going tiny. While they both agree downsizing is the best way to go for their growing family, they don't agree on style. She wants a vintage Victorian-style tiny home that feels like a home, but he's leaning toward buying an RV. Will they be able to find any middle ground?
Seattle couple Sarah and Jesse have grown to appreciate being minimalists after losing everything they owned in a fire and living in a 500-square-foot apartment for the last year. Inspired to go tiny, the couple has agreed on a budget but Jesse is looking for a smaller mobile unit while Sarah is looking for a more traditional tiny house on a foundation that's a bit bigger. Will they reach a compromise in this tiny battle?
Married couple MJ and Meri Sue recently moved from the Dallas/Fort Worth area to Austin, Texas, and are crashing with friends. They want to pay off their student loans and be able to live debt-free, so they're going tiny and searching for a home around 200 sq. ft. with room for themselves and their two small dogs. MJ wants something with clean lines and a modern feel, but Meri Sue prefers a house with vintage details. With a budget of $18,000 and two very different ideas about what a tiny home should be, will they find one they can both can see a future in?
A Charleston, South Carolina, resident and future grad student, Sarah, is seeking something tiny and portable. Her wish is to stop paying rent and have the ability to buy a home for herself and her four-legged companion so she can bring it with her wherever her academic future lies. Her girlfriend, Tess, who is also a wood-working instructor, is along for the ride to provide personal and professional support as they search for a modern, cottage-style home with a modest budget. Can Sarah find everything she's looking for, or is a fresh start and going tiny too big a dream in old Charleston?
Civil engineer Charlie and his traveling nurse girlfriend Shenee are always on the road for work and are tired of living out of motels. They want to bring their home wherever work takes them, so they're building their own portable tiny house. They both want a spacious loft with plenty of storage, but Shenee's shoe collection and desire for a full-size kitchen might be too much for a tiny house to handle. With Charlie looking for a camp feel and Shenee wanting a more modern design, will they be able to agree on how to build the perfect tiny house?
Houston-based traveling musicians Rob and Anitra are tired of sleeping in hotels when they're on the road performing. They want to buy plans and build a home themselves that they can take from city to city, so they've traveled to Colorado to meet with tiny house expert Jason Daye. Rob wants something modern with plenty of space for entertaining, while Anitra is on the hunt for a tiny home with cabin details and her own private space to write her music. But with a budget of $30,000 and lots of musical instruments to store, will they find a tiny option that they can both call home?
Bill and his wife, Jamie, are moving their family back to their home state of Michigan. Jamie wants a more manageable home to maintain while Bill, a radio DJ, commutes between two states for work, so they're going tiny! He wants a patio to relax in, and, as a personal chef, she wants a kitchen that will allow her to do her job. Both of them, however, want a move-in ready home right on the lake. Can they find the right tiny home that's suitable for two adults and two adolescent boys?
Sales support specialist Nancy is tired of cold Chicago winters and is seeking a tiny home in Sanford, Florida, to spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying the outdoors with her dog, Macy. With her brother David along for advice, they're looking at tiny homes that she can place on land near the water. She has a lot of furniture she'd like to fit in her tiny home, and a long list of features to fit into her $200,000 budget. Will she be able to find a home that can accommodate both?
Fort Collins, Colorado, couple Natalie and Chris have decided to sell their three-bedroom home and move into a tiny house so they can enjoy more of what life has to offer, like exploring the outdoors, brewing their own beer and spending time with their infant daughter, Amelie. They have a budget of $200,000 for a tiny home and a large plot of rural land to put it on. Chris wants a house with modern style, Natalie is looking for something with a Craftsman feel, and they agree that their daughter needs her own sleeping space. Can they find a home that's a good fit for the whole family?
New parents and San Diego residents Val and Deanna are ready to buy a new home, but student loans and high home costs have kept them from taking the leap. Therefore, they've decided to go tiny. But while they both want something towable, Val pictures an interior inspired by their passion for medieval history with space for a media center, but Deanna wants something that's a mix between industrial-rustic and midcentury modern with a spacious kitchen. With their $60,000 budget, finding their perfect place in a hot market could prove difficult.
A young couple seeks a portable tiny home to escape the rising rent prices in Gilroy, CA, and spend more time enjoying the outdoors. With a budget of $60,000, their tastes differ between farmhouse-style and industrial-style homes, but they both agree they want to find something fully furnished. Will they be able to compromise and find the perfect tiny home?
Brooklyn fashion stylist Alexandra is ready to ditch sky-high New York rents and take her online clothing business mobile in her own tiny home-on-wheels. But with a budget of $25,000, finding a house with curb appeal and space for a booming business won't be easy. Can she find a tiny home that fits like a glove?
College student and West Virginia resident Skye wants to be able to pick up and move wherever her career takes her after graduation, so she's going tiny. She wants to custom build her tiny home from the ground up, so she recruits her father Jimmie to accompany her to Austin, Texas, to find the perfect blueprints. Skye wants full-sized appliances and all the amenities of a normal-sized house, and she won't compromise. Will Jimmie be able to keep her expectations grounded?
A family of three is going tiny in McKinney, Texas, to spend more quality time together. Will they be able to find a home that blends their differing size and style tastes within their budget of $70,000?
Busy flight attendant Jenny has a $42,000 budget for a tiny home in Elizabeth, Colorado. She's away working for two weeks every month, so she wants less home to maintain when she returns as well as the flexibility to live near her horse. With a friend along to share opinions, Jenny's searching for a tiny home that has whimsical details and stairs so that her dog, Sophie, can easily get into the loft.
A Phoenix couple downsizes from their 1,800 square foot home to a tiny house nearly a sixth of that size. With their two young children in tow, this couple wants to live a less-stressful and less-cluttered lifestyle while having the ability to travel around the country. He's hoping to find a rustic, modern home with a separate office space, stairs to the lofts and storage underneath. She, however, is looking for something more farmhouse chic with ladders instead of stairs so the kids can use the extra space to play. Their builder shows them some options but can he find a home that satisfies both of their needs?
Now that their kids are off to college, a couple is downsizing and looking for a tiny house in Boulder, CO. They have a budget of $75,000 to make it happen, but they can't agree on size or style. He wants a small rustic cabin, however, she would like something more modern with enough space for a full-size kitchen. Will these empty nesters be able to compromise and find a tiny home that suits them both?
A single mom from San Diego, CA, wants to live a more minimalist lifestyle so she's decided to go tiny. She wants her new home to have clean lines, a bright and airy feel, separate sleeping areas and ample storage space. Her daughter is growing, as is her need for privacy -- will she find a tiny home that can be comfortable for years to come?
A Spokane, WA, native is ready to hit the reset button and make the switch to tiny. With separate budgets for the home and land, he has his eye on a 300-square-foot house with a rustic exterior and a modern interior. He wants smaller kitchen appliances, a first-floor bedroom and enough space to comfortably fit his two fully grown dogs. His ex-wife is helping with the search and thinks he needs to focus on getting a home he can grow into. Can the two come together and find him the perfect tiny home?
A South Carolina couple is downsizing from a 1,200 square-foot-home to a tiny house outside of Greenville. They want to simplify their lives so they can spend more time traveling and have a budget of $40,000 to make it happen. They run into issues, however, when they discover each other's conflicting wish lists. She wants something mobile with a bright nautical style, but he's hoping their new home can be a dark cabin-style home with a permanent place on their family's land. Will they be able to set aside their differences and find the perfect tiny home?
Heather is ready for a change and wants to start living a minimalist lifestyle that gives her the freedom to enjoy the outdoor activities she loves. With the help of her mom, she hopes to find a tiny home in her hometown of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, within her budget of $125,000.
A couple with their own photography business wants to find a tiny house in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, that they can come home to after working on the road for months at a time. They both want to be on the waterfront near shops and cafes, but she wants a mobile tiny home while he's looking for one that's on a foundation.
Jadon and Katie want a portable tiny house to take on the road when they split time between Portland, OR, and Milwaukee. He wants rustic and industrial but she's looking for white and modern, leaving them to compromise on style while finding something that's still small enough to tow.
After traveling for work and becoming accustomed to living out of hotel rooms, food scientist Ashley is renting out her three-bedroom home and searching for a tiny house in Bentonville, Arkansas. Armed with her best friend and a $60,000 budget, Ashley hunts for something modern with ample space for her to cook and entertain.
Fort Collins, CO, resident Jaden is a soon-to-be college student, but she doesn't want to live in any of the dorms on campus. Instead, with her dog and cat in tow, the 18-year-old musician is looking for a tiny house on wheels with a full kitchen and bathroom as well as enough space to store her wide array of instruments. With a $75,000 budget, can she find a home that hits all the right notes?
Lucy is always on the road for work, so she's decided to downsize to a tiny house with less upkeep. She has a budget of $60,000 but isn't willing to give up certain luxuries like full-size furniture and appliances. Will she be able to fit all the features she wants into a much smaller home?
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