Radical downsizing? Maybe not so radical.
Pack your bags now, because after seeing these tiny homes, you'll never want to go back.
Get inspired by these mobile travelers who have taken living tiny one step further.
A two-story tiny house that tilts onto its side? Anything is possible.
A mother that 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.
Simplistic newlyweds are sick of the Texas heat and cleaning their 3,500-square-foot house, so they're planning a big move to Colorado and are looking for a tiny house-on-wheels for them and their three fur babies. Alabama Tiny Homes builder James Brewer knows he can make their dream come true with a 305-square-foot tiny home and plenty of custom features. But then, much to his surprise, James finds out he needs to make room for one more.
Margaret is a young artist who wants to create the ultimate expression of herself in a tiny house. She gets help from her mother and grandmother, who assist Margaret in bringing her artistic vision to life. The original design features a piano-shaped couch, a round door and a wine barrel bathtub.
A couple from the Jersey Shore looks to make life more affordable by converting an old houseboat into a floating dream home. With the help from their parents, they construct a funky and floating tiny house with their own unique style.
A young couple that exudes Southern charm enlists the help of their aunt and uncle to build a gorgeous tiny farmhouse. The rustic home features reclaimed wood, a custom bathtub, a pull-out dog bowl and a front porch for entertaining.
Months have passed since these tiny-house owners ditched their traditional digs (and financial trappings) for houses no bigger than trailers. From first-time homeowners to growing families, vacation homes to gypsy wagons, we find out what these homeowners have been up to since we last saw them. See how they are rethinking their spaces and learning from their mistakes, modifying their living quarters and moving from one location to the next and even generating income from their tiny gems.
Jenna Spesard and Guillaume Dutilh don't want roots. These 20-somethings plan to make America their backyard with an adventure house-on-wheels. They've studied the options and decided to build their dream tiny home from scratch, but which builder has just the right plans to make their vision come to fruition? Tumbleweed Tiny House Company out of Sonoma, California, features a range of tiny beauties that are customizable. Our couple can let the company's team of builders make it from scratch for $45,000+ or they can pour sweat equity into the project and save half the price.
Tiny house enthusiasts and young military couple Derek and Mary Voight have decided to hire a builder to do all the heavy lifting. They lend a hand on occasion to speed up the process but they prefer letting a pro tackle the tricky business of building a sturdy house that's agile enough to be pulled by a two-ton truck. The Voights hire builder and tiny home dweller Greg Parham to design and construct their dream home at his construction site in Durango, Colorado.
Freelance set designers Chloe and Brandon spend much of their lives moving from city to city where they work on movie sets. They want a permanent home and they have the perfect solution: a tiny house-on-wheels. What happens when two creative artists design such an abode? You get a one-of-a-kind tiny house influenced by pirate ships, gypsy caravans and movie sets!
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 model from Boston is heading west to LA to further his career in the fashion industry, so he builds a tiny home that is every bit as fashionable as he is! His tiny home features a pulley bed, rock climbing holds and concrete countertops on the inside, while the outside features a gorgeous rooftop deck.
The high cost of homes in the San Francisco Bay Area leads a young couple to build a custom tiny house. Their stunning luxury home has more bells and whistles than a full-size mansion, including a roll-up garage door, gourmet kitchen with copper accents, king-size bed with tons of storage space underneath, convertible office space and a nesting dining set that pulls out from under the kitchen to accommodate up to 12 people.
A couple relocates from North Carolina to Florida and decides to build the midcentury-style tiny home of their dreams. The couple's must-haves include an eclectic front door, funky wallpaper, neon signs and artwork from the era, as well as a guest space with a floating daybed. Their builder has his work cut out for him when they're not willing to compromise on an entertaining space or their firm deadline.
A barista and sous chef are eager to simplify their lifestyle by moving into their own tiny house. With the help of a building crew, the San Diego, CA, natives get to work on a 340-square foot total package tiny house with everything on their wish list. Their entertainment-driven design includes a chef's kitchen with accordion window, a bar and herb garden.
After spending 11 weeks living in their car while visiting all 48 contiguous states with their toddler, a couple is ready to convert a cargo van into their very own tiny house. With only 80 feet of area to work with, their space-saving design will include an elevated queen-sized bed with storage and retractable deck underneath, a kitchen counter that doubles as an office and stairs that also act as a closet. The tiny home will then include a full bathroom with shower and toilet. The finishing touch will be a loft for their toddler that features a cozy bed, decorative safety rails and a starlit ceiling.
A California couple builds the ultimate treehouse escape perched high in a circle of gorgeous redwoods. The tiny home packs plenty of engineering ingenuity and handcrafted features, including a freshwater pumping system and a hidden bookcase.
A contractor and his wife plan to realize their dream of going tiny by constructing themselves a tiny honeymoon home before their wedding. Their 275 square-foot design will include a full workshop and yoga practice space as well as a second story deck, unique custom cabinetry, a wooden bathtub and rustic accents throughout. Their wedding is in 15 weeks -- will they finish it in time?
After living in New York City for 20 years, a couple is ready to move upstate with their son and French bulldog into a 400-square-foot dream home. Unlike more traditional tiny house designs, this build utilizes three separate structures joined by a common deck to create a more spacious tiny compound.
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