Radical downsizing? Maybe not so radical.
A two-story tiny house that tilts onto its side? Anything is possible.
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.
Greg and Carla Short have decided to give tiny living a try outside Morgantown, WV. Greg is a singer/songwriter and is well known around town as a gifted musician, so it's no surprise he and Carla's tiny house will feature all sorts of music-themed features...and who better to help craft this special music box than his bandmates? The 250-square-foot tiny house includes a detachable stage where Greg and the boys can perform on the road and every room incorporates the Shorts' passion for music in surprisingly functional ways.
Shaun and Ally's busy work schedules are perfectly suited for the low maintenance lifestyle of tiny living. Their family and their Virgin Island community step up to help the young couple complete their dream home perfectly situated on a hillside overlooking Coral Bay. In order to enjoy the island scenery and tropical ocean breezes, Shaun and Ally incorporate a wrap-around porch and open living room walls. At 350-square-feet with no height restrictions, Shaun Brian and Ally can have a spacious master bedroom loft, a fancy gourmet kitchen, an outdoor shower under the stars and a deck with spectacular views.
An adventurous family of five sets out to enjoy life more fully by converting a school bus into a tiny house built for traveling. They may only have 235 square feet to work with, but they're including an area for home schooling, a relaxing place for the family to gather at night, sleeping accommodations, a kitchen and a bathroom. The build is sure to be a tough task -- especially in a rounded bus where nothing is plumb or square!
Rebecca and Kendall push tiny to the extreme by giving up their traditional American home for an 84-square-foot tiny sheep wagon! It's a family affair as they're joined by Kendall's parents who come from a long line of sheepherders and wagon builders. Bare necessities are what this couple wants most, so no plumbing required for this teeny one-room space. They're not "sheepish" to admit that their friends are their biggest skeptics as they give it all up to follow their old-school American dream.
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.
Surfing couple Sean and Angie want to build themselves an affordable tiny house in Oceanside, California. Sean uses his construction experience to design a nearly 400-square-foot tiny house with a long wish list including dog-friendly stairs, heated floors and a fire safety system. The only thing hampering their dreams? Days of unexpected rain!
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.
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