Tired of constantly packing up her belongings, traveling nurse Natalie is looking for a tiny home that can move with her on her various job assignments across the country. She's hoping to find a house large enough to live comfortably in with her dog Jasper, but that's small enough to tow with her compact car. With the help of her friend Patrick, Natalie's set out on a 370 mile journey to Mountain View, Arkansas to find the tiny home that's right for her But with a budget of $15,000 and a new job in Denver starting soon, will she find a traveling house that fits the bill?
Leslie, an artist, recently sold what she thought was her dream home. It was a ranch with 3000 square feet of living space and 20 acres for her beloved horses to roam. But, after she contracted Lyme disease, taking care of such a large property was too much Now that she's recovered, she wants to buy her next home. This time around, she's decided to go tiny. She's looking for a place that is less than 400 square feet and on wheels, so that it can be mobile. Her plan is to park her tiny house right next to her horse pasture in the Sonoma County town of Sebastopol, California. The only problem? Even though Leslie is going small, she wants to fit some of her normal size furniture and appliances into her home. Most importantly, there must be enough wall space for her large artwork. With the help of her friend, Kelly, she'll have to decide what she can live with and without.
Recently engaged couple and college students Joel and Emma are ready to move out of their parents' homes in Orlando, Florida. The couple decided to take the plunge and go tiny. Seeking out a space of their own, they're looking for a portable 150 sq foot home that can travel wherever their careers take them. They plan to park their tiny home in Joel's mom's backyard while they finish school. But first, they must find a tiny house that they both can agree on. Emma is looking for something quirky and Victorian with a bathtub, while Joel wants place modern and functional. The couple will have to find a space that can accommodate their differing design styles and all their belongings. Considering their $20,000 budget, finding even a tiny home will be a big challenge.
Recently retired, Cyndy's looking to make a BIG change. She's starting a new life and trading in her conventionally-sized town house in the Colorado cold for a tiny home on the Big Island of Hawaii - her dream destination. Her daughter Hannah's traveled to The Big Island during her college spring break and together they're searching for a tiny house on wheels where Cyndy can live a green lifestyle off the grid. But with a budget of $60,000 and a taste for the ecelectic, will Cyndy find her perfect tiny home in paradise?
Newlyweds Eric and Anna are ready to move out of the cramped quarters at her parents' house in Carmel Valley, California, and into a home of their own. But they won't be moving very far. They plan to buy a tiny home and put it right in her mom and dad's backyard. The couple heads to the tiny home mecca of Portland, Oregon, where miniscule 200 square foot homes, and custom built reclaimed trailers will give them, and their $55,000 budget, the squeeze.
Newly single Emilee is looking to start over with a place of her own. Her plans for a fresh start include moving out of Los Angeles and relocating to Ojai, CA, into a tiny house like the one she grew up in. With friend and design guru Becky in tow, Emilee is looking for a unique space no larger than 300 square feet that she can custom decorate. First floor living, storage, and a full kitchen are musts; but with a budget of $15,000, she may have to think outside the box to get what she wants. Returning to tiny living may prove more challenging than Emilee thought.
With the lease on his shared apartment ending, 20-something Nils is ready to purchase his very first home in Columbus, OH. With most of his time taken up by work and play, he's searching for a micro mancave that's both easy-to-care-for and within walking and biking distance to his work in Columbus's Short North district. But with a budget of $130,000 in a difficult market, will he find the perfect no-frills bachelor pad?
For Portland native Jessica, buying a house is an important part of growing up. But with student loans chipping away at her budget, she's decided to go tiny. Jessica is looking forward to finding the perfect home for her and her dog Kiwi. But while she's willing to downsize her space to 200 square feet, Jessica doesn't want to give up any modern conveniences. When Jessica's expectations get too high, it's up to her friend Marina to keep her feet on the ground and her house under budget. With $60,000 to spend and a wish list that includes a washer/dryer, dishwasher, and entertainment room, Jessica may find fitting her lifestyle into a tiny house to be a challenge.
Needing to simplify their lives, and with the goal of financial freedom in mind, Bethany and Matthew have sold their 2200 sq. ft. home. They moved their Selby, South Dakota family of five in with Bethany's parents, while they look for a tiny house. They're searching for a tiny home that can handle their growing family and doesn't break the bank. They have travelled almost 2,000 miles to Nampa, ID to find one. But with a budget of just $50,000 and three children under the age of four, will they find a tiny house that's the perfect fit?
Chattanooga artist Annie is ready to downsize her five bedroom empty nest to a more manageable 200 square foot tiny house. She's looking for something with open cabinets, contemporary style, and room for her huge book collection. But her college-aged son Lynah is worried mom is biting off more than she can chew. The ideal place would have room for him to visit, but be small enough to take on the road. With a budget of $35,000, will Annie find a house that's the perfect fit?
After traveling the world and living out of a suitcase, Whitney wants to simplify her life back home in Seattle. So she's going tiny and looking for a mobile house that won't tie her down. But with a budget of $45,000 and skeptical best friend Adrianne along for the ride, will she find the simple, tiny home she's hoping for?
Ryan is a Fairplay, Colorado resident who has been crashing with his parents in between traveling photography gigs. He's looking to find a tiny house he can park on their property for low overhead. Making things more complicated, he's planning on building it himself for under $25,000. With his friend and fellow construction expert Ryan along for the ride, he's touring three model tiny homes to see which one he can replicate for his own. But with a real estate broker who also happens to be his skeptical older sister, will Ryan find the perfect fit?
After experiencing some financial setbacks, Adam, Jennipher-Leigh, and their two kids have decided to downsize from their 1500 sq. ft. house into something that they can own outright. They're looking for a mobile tiny home that can accommodate their growing family, keep them safe from unpredictable Florida weather, and move them towards their goal of a debt-free lifestyle. With a budget of $30,000 and three vastly different options to choose from, will they find a tiny home that fits the bill?
After completing her service with the US Air Force in Hawaii, Joy is ready to relocate to Escondido, CA with her wife LaToya. As first time homeowners, they plan to purchase a tiny house so they can stay debt-free. Since Joy is starting school and LaToya will be transitioning into a new career as a blogger, they will both be working from home. They're hoping their new tiny house will be big enough for them to have separate work spaces, but they don't want to sacrifice amenities like a king-sized bed or dishwasher. Will these two find a space that works for them?
Hoping to travel the world with his young daughter Denver, Tulsa, Oklahoma teacher and single dad Jim is going tiny to afford it. He's looking for a rustic-styled home under 400 sq. ft. with the potential for private spaces for soon-to-be-teenage Denver. But with a budget of $25,000 and the help of his best friend Tracy, will he find a home that fits the bill?
After selling her tiny house in Alaska, dog trainer and biologist Heather is moving back home to Buffalo, NY to be close to her family. Her three dogs are relocating with her, so Heather wants a new tiny house that's big enough for all of them to live comfortably. Since she's lived tiny before, Heather knows exactly what she wants- a rustic, mobile space with full-sized appliances and a downstairs bedroom. With her cousin Amy advocating for a larger place, will Heather find a home that works?
Tired of living off-the-grid, Massachusetts teacher Joel is ready to upgrade his rustic cabin in the woods and get back to civilization. He's looking for a tiny home with indoor plumbing that's close to his work, where he can still raise his chickens and grow a large garden. But with a budget of $150,000 and a difficult New England housing market, will he find a tiny piece of conventional paradise to call his own?
Living with his parents while saving for a new place, youth pastor Jeremy and his wife, Allie, have big plans for their future. They are looking for a small home that either comes with some acreage, or is easily moved to a big property with room for Allie to give riding lessons. They don't want to over extend themselves to finance their dream, so buying tiny will help them to afford both a house and the land they need.
Charleston, SC couple Jim and Miranda agree that they need to simplify their lives, but don't agree on much else. They're searching for a tiny home with enough space for themselves and their two dogs. But their design aesthetics couldn't be more different. With a budget of $140,000 and a challenging housing market, will they find the perfect tiny home they can both love?
With dreams of having an off grid tiny home, newly single Girard is searching San Diego, California for a 200 sq. ft. rustic cabin on wheels that has solar panels and a composting toilet. Can practical minded sister Melissa convince him to get a more modern home with enough space to entertain and still stay within his $50,000 budget?
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