After traveling to the west coast in a small RV and loving it, Elisa, Brian, and their four kids have decided to downsize permanently for a little more family togetherness. With a budget of $75,000, they're searching for a tiny house in Monterey, CA with private space for each person. Brian wants something that's easily moved, while Elisa wants something that feels more permanent. With a soon-to-be-teenage daughter and three young boys, will they find a home that's the perfect fit?
Dreaming of living near a mountain resort, Kristen and Joe are searching for a place in the Denver, Colorado area. With a budget of $150,000 they are looking for a tiny home close to skiing and hiking. They are ready to downsize to live in this very popular area. But will they be able to sacrifice some modern conveniences for the location of their dreams?
After selling her restaurant in San Diego, CA, Elena is ready to start a new business, as well as a whole new life. She's searching for a modern tiny home in the vibrant city of Asheville, NC that will give her space to entertain. With a tight budget of $50,000 for both the house and land to put it on, and the help of her friend Christian, will she find a tiny home that's the perfect fit?
Wanting to simplify his life, Mark, a professional musician, is downsizing his 3,000 sq. ft. estate near Nashville, Tennessee for a tiny home in Santa Barbara, California. He's ready to leave behind the maintenance of a large house to spend more time on his music. But will he be able to give up some comforts of home for a more carefree tiny life?
With her kids grown and living on their own, free-wheelin mom Tracy is feeling the itch to travel. She's looking to radically simplify her life and be able to go where she pleases in and around Alberta, Canada. Her down-to-earth daughter Lindsay is along to keep her mom in line. Together they're searching for a mobile modern cottage with plenty of space for Tracy to still play with her grandson. With a budget of $65,000 will they find a tiny home that can give her the freedom she's hoping for?
Wanting a place of her own, kindergarten teacher Cianna is looking to buy a tiny house on wheels in Ventura, California. After renting for years, she wants the freedom to move but also the security of owning her place. She's committed to downsizing and wants to go under 200 square feet. But, she still hopes for some amenities of a larger home like a washer/dryer and full closet. Will she have to compromise on some creature comforts to own her dream house?
Downsizing dramatically with three family pets isn't easy. But Colorado Springs, CO couple Heather and Chris are determined to find a tiny home that will give them the freedom to travel and enjoy life yet still have plenty of room for their furry friends. Chris likes the look of industrial details, but Heather is hoping for a warm cottage feel. With a budget of $65,000 and two wildly different design aesthetics, will they be able to find a home that the whole family can love?
Wanting to travel the country, Nebraska couple Mel and Carson are looking for a tiny home to take on the road. Their plan is to live and work in their tiny home as they move from state to state. Carson wants something under 200 square feet but Mel's having a hard time downsizing from their 900 square foot apartment. Mel's committed to going tiny but hopes for some amenities of a larger home like a full kitchen, closet and space for their 75 pound dog. Will they agree on how tiny they can go?
Wanting more free time to spend cultivating their art, glass makers Lance and Amanda are selling their 3,000 sq. ft. New York home and moving their glass business and themselves to Asheville, NC. They're looking for a tiny home with space for two dogs and a separate building that they can convert into an art studio. But with a budget of $100,000 and very different ideas about the charms of remote mountain living, will they find a tiny home they both can love?
Looking to get back to nature for inspiration, Portland artists Courtney and Murf are going tiny. They are downsizing from their 3,000 sq. ft. home in Portland in hopes of owning something outside of the city. Murf wants a minimalist cabin 300 sq. ft. or less. While Courtney's on board to simplify, she still needs space for her art and wants to keep some of the comforts of home. Will they find something that inspires them to go tiny?
After giving away most of their possessions, Kenny and Elaine are looking to simplify their lives and go tiny in Elaine's hometown of Kansas City, MO. Elaine wants a sleeping loft that's easy for their cat Daisy to access. But fitting into a cramped loft might take Kenny out of his comfort zone. With a budget of only $30,000 and differing ideas of a good night's sleep, will they be able to find their dream home?
After travelling the world in a backpack and mini van, Adam and Lindsey are back home in Atlanta, Georgia. They want to make traveling a permanent part of their lives by moving into a tiny house on wheels. Their plan is to live and work in their tiny home as they move from state to state. Adam's main concern is to be mobile but Lindsey sees this as her chance to have a real home. It's a family affair with Lindsey's mom Wendy acting as their real estate agent. Finding everything they want in 100 square feet will be a challenge for Wendy and may take some compromising by Adam and Lindsey.
Vancouver, WA couple Tove and Gwen are looking to make fresh memories in a tiny home with their two year old son, Iver. They need a place with plenty of room for their sewing activities, 80lbs dog, as well as two separate sleeping spaces. But with a budget of $60,000 and two very different ideas of what a home should look like, will they find one that's the right fit?
Hoping to simplify their lives and gain financial freedom, animal lovers Christina and her daughter Hannah have sold their 1800 sq. ft. home and are looking to go tiny in Woodinville, WA. They'll need something with separate sleeping areas for the two of them that can also accommodate their extensive animal collection. But with a budget of $50,000, will they be able to find a tiny home that can fit two humans, two dogs, a bearded dragon, and a guinea pig?
After having a baby, Korie and Alex are looking to move out of his family's house and into a home of their own in Elgin, Illinois. Wanting to start their new life debt free and not be tied down by a large mortgage, they feel going tiny is the perfect option. Korie taught school in India and wants to recapture the simple lifestyle she had there to raise their son. Even though they are both on board to downsize, Korie and Alex don't always agree on what's essential and finding a tiny home for a growing family could prove challenging.
After learning to live with less while hiking the Appalachian Trail, outdoor enthusiasts John and Julie are downsizing, and plan on building their own tiny house in Fraser, CO. A self-proclaimed lumberjack, John's looking for a house covered with wood, and a bathroom large enough to properly groom his expansive beard. But he'll have to shave some items off his wish-list to accommodate Julie's industrial style and desire for a composting toilet. With a budget of $35,000 for plans and materials, will they be able to build the perfect tiny home?
With a clean bill of health, recent cancer survivor Kristi and her husband Rafael want to be able to live life to the fullest. They've sold their 2500 sq. ft. home and are searching for a tiny home that they can purchase plans for and build themselves in Winston-Salem, NC. But, with a budget of just $45,000 and wildly different design styles, will they find a tiny house that's perfect for this new chapter in their lives?
Always up for an adventure, Greta is starting a new career as an esthetician in Austin, Texas. She's going tiny to offset the city's pricey housing market. While she loves Austin, she wants a mobile tiny home to give her the freedom to travel. With the help of her friend Keri, she's traveling to Utah in search of a Steampunk style tiny house. Keri's skeptical of Greta's ability to downsize under 250 square feet. And while Greta's ready to jump into tiny living, seeing the houses might be a reality check. Will she be able to compromise some of the comforts of home like a full kitchen and bathtub for the freedom to go tiny?
With three young children and one more on the way, parents Rob and Robin are looking for a moveable tiny house in Fullerton, CA. They're about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime and travel the country with their family, but finding a moveable tiny house with space for a large family isn't going to be easy. They're hoping to find a transportable tiny house with separate sleeping spaces for the kids, a full bathroom and the ability to go off-grid, but with a budget of $33,000 will they be able to find the perfect home?
Hoping for more financial freedom, Colorado native Lisa is leaving the Denver cold and moving to Austin, Texas, to start a new life in a tiny house. With the help of her best friend Tara, she's looking for a mobile cottage that she can rent space for until she can purchase land. But with a budget of $50,000 and an extensive wish list, will Lisa find a tiny house that she can call home?
After living tiny while teaching English in South Korea, Wisconsin college student Jeffrey wants to go tiny full time and not be tied down with a big mortgage. He's hoping to land a job in a national park after graduation and wants something mobile he can take with him. With his mom, Joan, along for advice, he's looking for something under 300 square feet. While Joan is skeptical he can live tiny long term and worries about him staying warm during Wisconsin's long winters, Jeffrey's more concerned about finding something he can tow and has room to hang out with his friends.
Looking to move out of her parents' home, architecture student Stephanie is building a tiny house that she'll live in as part of her senior thesis in St. Petersburg, Florida. Her dad Joe has volunteered to help with the build and they tour tiny model homes with plans for sale that can be modified to fit Stephanie's needs. With a budget of $20,000, she wants her house to have a rustic feel and a skylight over a lofted bedroom, but her dad is worried that the houses she's drawn to are too complicated for them to build on their own.
Delray Beach, Florida, couple Andrew and Raquel have decided to take on a more minimal lifestyle. They've traveled to Memphis, TN to meet with a local builder to find a mobile tiny house that they can park in their hometown and easily relocate anywhere the future takes them. Raquel prefers a cottage chic style and plenty of breathing room, while Andrew wants something as small as possible with industrial details. With a budget of $55,000 and two very different design aesthetics, will they find a tiny home they can both love?
Wade and Hodges are downsizing to simplify their lives, but are going tiny in an unusual way -- on a sailboat! Their plan is to live and work on the boat while splitting time between Charleston, South Carolina, and the Caribbean. Wade's all about the sailing experience and wants a classic monohull, while Hodges is more concerned with the creature comforts of living aboard and prefers a catamaran. Can they compromise on a sailboat that fits both their needs?
Growing up in California's Bay Area, graduate student Hali is feeling the pressure of living in the most expensive real estate market in the U.S. So she's going tiny to cut costs and find a permanent place to call home. With her boyfriend Nathan along to give advice, Hali is traveling to Billings, Montana, to meet with a local builder there and look at model tiny homes that fit within her $64,000 budget. Hali wants to avoid a lofted bedroom at all costs, but finding a tiny home with space for a bed on the ground and the open layout she wants is no easy task. Will Hali be able to find the light-filled tiny home she's been dreaming of?
Single mom Anna from Anderson, South Carolina, has downsized from a large home into a much smaller apartment and is now ready to go even further. She's going tiny to show her two teenage children, Katie and Noah, that choosing to live with less can allow them more financial freedom and the chance to get more out of life. While Anna wants to go as small as possible, Katie and Noah need to have their own separate sleeping areas and want plenty of space to store and play their musical instruments. With a budget of $60,000 and two hard-to-please teenagers, will Anna be able to find a tiny home that works for everyone?
San Antonio, Texas, couple Raul and Kim are downsizing their 2,000-square-foot house to live mortgage free and spend more time with their three young children. They're looking forward to the financial freedom living tiny will give them. But finding a place that fits their family will be a challenge. Kim wants a tiny home with the features of a larger house like a full kitchen and a bathtub for the kids. Raul is more concerned they can find something that will fit his comic book and action figure collection. It'll be a tall order to find a tiny home that's the perfect fit for this young family.
Bachelor Scott is looking for a fresh start and is going tiny in San Francisco, California. With his friend Christina along for advice, Scott's hoping to find a tiny home that's over 400 square feet with a bright, open feel and a separate bedroom. He's looking at homes on a foundation with land and would like to stay in the city. Even with a $500,000 budget, will he be able to find the perfect tiny home in the country's most expensive real estate market?
Frisco, Texas, couple Melody and Ben are overseas for months at a time running their nonprofit in Africa that builds houses for the poor. With their four children grown and on their own, Melody and Ben are looking to downsize and have less house to maintain when they return from their trips abroad. Melody wants something traditional looking with generous living space for when the kids come to visit, but Ben is determined to go smaller and find a tiny home with a cabin feel. With a budget of $50,000 and two very different ideas of what living tiny should be, can they find some middle ground?
Aubree and Jordan are hoping to find a tiny home that they can leave their mark on in pricey Los Angeles, California. They're looking at fixer-uppers on a foundation with enough outdoor space for their animals. Jordan wants a larger tiny house that needs minimal restoration, but Aubree's ready to tackle a complete renovation. Finding a home in any condition with a budget of only $265,000 is difficult enough in L.A., but agreeing on how much of a fixer-upper they can handle is even harder.
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