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 young California couple hires Missouri builders to help build their dream container home. This luxury "tiny" will feature a master bedroom loft with heaps of storage, a guest bed that lifts and doubles as an office, a true walk-in closet and a rooftop deck where they can take in gorgeous mountain views.
A Florida couple finds themselves no longer in need of their large family home and decides to build a luxurious tiny house. The couple doesn't want to give up any of the creature comforts they are used to as they transition into this new phase of life, so they throw the budget out the window and plan for a completely custom, high-end tiny. This gorgeous house features soft-close cabinetry, a beautiful full-size kitchen with a pullout vent hood and motion-detecting faucet. The large bathroom comes equipped with heated floors, a dual vanity and a rounded glass rain shower.
A young couple wants a simpler lifestyle with a sleek, modern twist. Their tiny house will incorporate a first-of-its-kind stucco-like exterior, a rooftop deck with a clever removable railing system and an even more clever hidden bike storage rack. Their open design includes tall windows that provide plenty of light, a tucked-away staircase with storage steps large enough for their dog to manage and a second-story "hammock floor" that gives guests a place to stay.
A couple plans to build a simpler life in the great outdoors of Alaska with support from friends and family. He plans to use his aerospace engineering experience to complete most of the build, but her creativity is what will set their tiny house apart. This 400-square foot lodge will include a handcrafted fireplace created with stones picked from the nearby shore, an artistic penny floor mural, handmade counters, hidden storage for fishing gear and canning equipment, handrails made from tree limbs and a bathroom vanity made out of a prized wine barrel. This tiny house makes for the ultimate tiny Alaskan escape!
A young Kentucky couple wants the freedom of a tiny house while exploring the lake where they live. They decide to build a tiny house on a boat, complete with a full-size kitchen, master bedroom and even a fishing hole in the living room.
A mom and daughter in Texas mix business with pleasure as they build a tiny home that doubles as a yoga studio. They infuse a lot of Zen into this unique design with aerial hammocks, monkey bars, yoga mat flooring and a fold-down kitchen table that doubles as a chalkboard to use in yoga class.
Mike wants to live a more simple life so he's leaving his large home behind and moving back to his hometown of Grants Pass, OR, to become a farmer. He entrusts three builders to create a high-end tiny man cave that includes rain-sensing skylights and a surprise garage under the gooseneck for Mike's motorcycle.
Tiny house owners try to make every inch count, but for 6-foot-7-inch-tall Clay, it's a must! After selling his home and changing careers, Clay is building his dream house without the stress of a large mortgage. His home needs to fit his huge frame, so many typical tiny house designs are being replaced with custom elements. Windows will be larger and higher, and Clay's bed will lower into the living space when not in use to allow for unprecedented headroom.
An entrepreneur with six kids wants a tiny vacation home to place at one of his properties. He enlists the help of an uber artistic builder who draws inspiration from musical instruments for the shape of his homes. The tiny will have all kinds of unusual surprises, including an escape hatch that leads from the second-story deck into a loft.
A business owner and wine lover always dreamed of owning a tiny retreat in wine country, so she purchased 26 acres outside of Columbus, Ohio, and found the perfect builders to bring her high-quality tiny house design to life. She envisions the house having a fully customized, Amish-crafted barn theme with room to entertain, wine-inspired elements and hidden kayak storage for enjoying the lake.
After being diagnosed with epilepsy, a woman is ready for more independence and her master craftsman father is harnessing his talents to build her a unique tiny home that expands. Motorized bump-outs and a roof-raise system dramatically increases usable space and allows for a huge bathroom, standing loft and a large living room. A clever bunkbed, laundry shoot, retro kitchen and fireplace makes this anything but a typical tiny.
A career cheerleader with a busy schedule wants a rustic-chic country tiny home that can be her perfect escape. Not only will the tiny house have a master on the main floor and a spa-like bathroom, it will also be placed on a farm with horses, a zip line and other adventures just steps away from the front door.
A young outdoorsy couple follows their dream of becoming homeowners with no problems downsizing. He's a triathlete so their design will require space for his gear as well as a flex area that functions as a desk, a workout space and a table. This Colorado abode will include locally-sourced beetle kill pine to help accent the interior and a slick hidden dog food feeder for their three pups. This house is sure to be an outdoor lover's paradise.
An Idaho couple creates an amazing three-level tiny home perfectly suited for the both of them in gorgeous Swan Valley, ID. She wants a pampered paradise with a powder room worth envying and a place to showcase her huge shoe collection. He prefers a rugged and rustic escape with wood floor paneling on the walls and a hidden entertainment center. In the end, this tiny house has it all including vintage accessories, an upscale master bedroom with skylight and even an outdoor movie theater!
A family of four brings the unique character of Charleston, South Carolina, into their tiny house build. They include traditional touches on the outside like an oyster shell stone path, black shutters and window boxes, and the Southern charm flows indoors with wood countertops and a sitting area.
A family of five builds a charming off-grid tiny house on 20 acres of land in northern Idaho. They all pitch in on the rustic home that includes a wood stove, live edge shelving, a bunk room that holds the whole family and his-and-hers outhouses.
A cruise ship bartender utilizes her family of contractors to build a tiny house to park on her parent's San Juan Island property. Her design includes recycled materials from her dad's 'boneyard' of salvaged and reclaimed goods, and the 328-square-foot design is sure to feel huge compared to the ship cabin she's used to.
With the help of a builder, a family of five in Oklahoma gets creative to fit comfortably into a tiny home. The home's features, like nesting beds and a staircase with drawers, accommodate the kids, while Mom and Dad have their privacy thanks to a closet door serving as a room divider.
Coming in 2019