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About the Show

Follow home seekers across the country as they look to downsize, way down. They'll check out three unique streamlined houses under 600 square feet before deciding on the perfect compact kingdom to call home. When it comes to choosing one and making an offer, will they join the tiny house movement or stick with wide-open spaces? Viewers will be on the edge of their seats waiting to see what these Tiny House Hunters ultimately decide.

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Season 1, Episode 5

Firefighter Goes Super Tiny in Savannah

Firefighter and empty nester, Nicki, wants to simplify her life by downsizing from her 2400 square foot house to a much smaller home - really small. She's looking for a place that's no more than 300 square feet - 1/8th the size of her current home. Since she also wants the freedom to move the house anywhere, she's looking for a portable tiny house on wheels. Working with a budget of $40,000, she's hoping to get a house with architectural interest. A Victorian, Cape Cod or a cottage with a little color would be ideal. Even though she's willing to sacrifice having bedroom by getting a sleeping loft, she still wants a fully equipped kitchen and full bathroom. Another consideration is having enough space for her 6 foot 5 inch boyfriend and fellow firefighter, Tudor, who is helping her on this house hunt. As Nicki looks at homes that range from 96 to 240 square feet, she'll learn about the other challenges of going small.

Friday
Dec 19

10pm | 9c

Season 1, Episode 1

Jersey City Newlyweds Search for Tiny House on Large Rural Lot

Newlyweds Adam and Karen are tired of city life, so they're trading their 750-square-foot condo in Jersey City, NJ, for a place in the country. The catch? They want to downsize, so they're looking for a tiny house on a large secluded plot of land. But exactly how tiny the house should be is up for debate. Sustainability consultant Adam thinks they should go for something less than 500 square feet, while Karen's idea of downsizing isn't quite so radical. As a teacher and artist, she still wants to have room for her art supplies and paintings, not to mention her clothes! And that's not the end of their disagreements: Adam thinks they should forego a septic system and get a composting toilet, an idea that Karen is definitely not okay with. She wants something that flushes! Can these two work out their differences and find the tiny house of their dreams?

Tuesday
Aug 4

2am | 1c

Season 1, Episode 5

Firefighter Goes Super Tiny in Savannah

Firefighter and empty nester, Nicki, wants to simplify her life by downsizing from her 2400 square foot house to a much smaller home - really small. She's looking for a place that's no more than 300 square feet - 1/8th the size of her current home. Since she also wants the freedom to move the house anywhere, she's looking for a portable tiny house on wheels. Working with a budget of $40,000, she's hoping to get a house with architectural interest. A Victorian, Cape Cod or a cottage with a little color would be ideal. Even though she's willing to sacrifice having bedroom by getting a sleeping loft, she still wants a fully equipped kitchen and full bathroom. Another consideration is having enough space for her 6 foot 5 inch boyfriend and fellow firefighter, Tudor, who is helping her on this house hunt. As Nicki looks at homes that range from 96 to 240 square feet, she'll learn about the other challenges of going small.

Saturday
Oct 24

1pm | 12c

Season 2, Episode 7

A Young, Single Guy in Ohio Seeks the Perfect Tiny House to Fit His No-Frills Lifestyle

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?

Saturday
Nov 7

12:30am | 11:30c

Season 1, Episode 4

Sound Healer Seeks Tiny House in Southern California

Sound healer Melanie loves small spaces: she's currently living in a shed on a friend's property. Since small is her preference, she's decided that she's ready to buy a tiny home, with a twist: she prefers that her tiny home be circular, for good acoustics. However, she's open to all kinds of unconventional tiny homes such as sandbag homes, yurts or treehouses. She's also thinking that to get more space in her home, she'd like to have her bathroom and kitchen outside. Her best friend Grant has his work cut out for him, trying to keep her from becoming too unrealistic. Can she find a tiny house that suits her quirky personality but isn't completely impractical?

Saturday
Nov 7

3am | 2c

Season 2, Episode 9

Family of Five Goes Tiny

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?

Tuesday
Dec 15

1am | 12c

Season 2, Episode 2

Going From A Ranch To A Tiny Home In Northern California

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.

Monday
Jan 18

11pm | 10c

Season 1, Episode 5

Firefighter Goes Super Tiny in Savannah

Firefighter and empty nester, Nicki, wants to simplify her life by downsizing from her 2400 square foot house to a much smaller home - really small. She's looking for a place that's no more than 300 square feet - 1/8th the size of her current home. Since she also wants the freedom to move the house anywhere, she's looking for a portable tiny house on wheels. Working with a budget of $40,000, she's hoping to get a house with architectural interest. A Victorian, Cape Cod or a cottage with a little color would be ideal. Even though she's willing to sacrifice having bedroom by getting a sleeping loft, she still wants a fully equipped kitchen and full bathroom. Another consideration is having enough space for her 6 foot 5 inch boyfriend and fellow firefighter, Tudor, who is helping her on this house hunt. As Nicki looks at homes that range from 96 to 240 square feet, she'll learn about the other challenges of going small.

Monday
Feb 8

11:30pm | 10:30c

Season 3, Episode 1

Military Family Goes Tiny

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?

Tuesday
Mar 22

12am | 11c

Season 2, Episode 2

Going From A Ranch To A Tiny Home In Northern California

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.

Tuesday
Mar 29

2am | 1c

Season 3, Episode 10

Inspired to Go Tiny

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?

Tuesday
Apr 12

12:30am | 11:30c

Season 2, Episode 20

Starting Fresh By Going Small In San Diego

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?

Tuesday
Apr 12

2am | 1c

Season 3, Episode 11

Minimalist Couple Goes 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?

Tuesday
Apr 19

12am | 11c

Season 2, Episode 5

Tiny Home in Mom's Backyard

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.

Saturday
Apr 30

1pm | 12c

Season 3, Episode 6

Free to be Tiny

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?

Saturday
Apr 30

1:30pm | 12:30c

Season 1, Episode 3

Oregon Pear Farmers Build Tiny Home With a View in Their Orchard

Oregon pear farmers, Ben and Erin, are building a custom home on their orchard. Since they don't want to cut down any of their money-making trees, the house has to fit on a tiny 600 square feet plot. After looking at several upscale, ultra-modern, prefab homes, which one will they choose to be driven and dropped off among the pears?

Saturday
Apr 30

2pm | 1c

Season 2, Episode 13

After Setbacks, a Florida Family Goes Tiny to Regain Their Financial Freedom

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?

Saturday
Apr 30

2:30pm | 1:30c

Season 1, Episode 5

Firefighter Goes Super Tiny in Savannah

Firefighter and empty nester, Nicki, wants to simplify her life by downsizing from her 2400 square foot house to a much smaller home - really small. She's looking for a place that's no more than 300 square feet - 1/8th the size of her current home. Since she also wants the freedom to move the house anywhere, she's looking for a portable tiny house on wheels. Working with a budget of $40,000, she's hoping to get a house with architectural interest. A Victorian, Cape Cod or a cottage with a little color would be ideal. Even though she's willing to sacrifice having bedroom by getting a sleeping loft, she still wants a fully equipped kitchen and full bathroom. Another consideration is having enough space for her 6 foot 5 inch boyfriend and fellow firefighter, Tudor, who is helping her on this house hunt. As Nicki looks at homes that range from 96 to 240 square feet, she'll learn about the other challenges of going small.

Saturday
Apr 30

3pm | 2c

Season 2, Episode 14

Joy and LaToya are leaving Hawaii behind for a tiny living in California

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?

Saturday
Apr 30

3:30pm | 2:30c

Season 3, Episode 8

Going Tiny to Travel

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?

Saturday
Apr 30

4pm | 3c

Season 2, Episode 2

Going From A Ranch To A Tiny Home In Northern California

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.

Saturday
Apr 30

4:30pm | 3:30c

Season 2, Episode 7

A Young, Single Guy in Ohio Seeks the Perfect Tiny House to Fit His No-Frills Lifestyle

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?

Saturday
Apr 30

5pm | 4c

Season 3, Episode 2

Dreams of Downsizing

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?

Saturday
Apr 30

6pm | 5c

Season 3, Episode 4

A musician looks to simplify his life by going tiny to spend more time on his music.

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?

Saturday
Apr 30

6:30pm | 5:30c

Season 3, Episode 10

Inspired to Go Tiny

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?

Saturday
Apr 30

7pm | 6c

Season 3, Episode 7

Colorado Couple Goes Tiny

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?

Saturday
Apr 30

7:30pm | 6:30c

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