Nathan and Jenny are turning their passion for building yurts into a dream tiny home for themselves. The 314-square abode is situated above the cliffs of the North Shore and features a one-of-a-kind aquaponics system that will provide the couple with fresh vegetables and herbs. Their curvy two-story house offers plenty of extra storage space thanks to rounded counters and furniture... and a loft designed specifically for the couple's three kids!
Mark and Jen want a house that is perfect for their outdoorsy lifestyle. The answer: a tiny house near the surf where they can paddleboard to the Gulf and soak in the sun! They've hired builder Kelly Coyle to build a 224-square foot tiny abode that can sustain hurricane winds and provide a multi-functional setting. Key features include a hidden bed, a bay window with extra storage and Jen's beloved 200-pound claw foot tub!
Caitlin and Zach Hogan want a house that perfectly fits the needs of their family of four. Fortunately, they have just the right builder! Josh Battis is creating a revolutionary staircase that doubles as a hidden pantry - with a removable lower step for child safety. The couples' toddlers will also get their very own bunk beds that fold into the wall to reveal a play area. The house also includes all sorts of hidden storage and multi-functional features. The only catch? The cozy home must be finished before the family moves to Nevada for a new career opportunity.
Chrissy is all about saving the planet. She'd like to incorporate as many reclaimed or reused materials as she can in her own tiny house build in Burlington, Vermont. Her builder Seth isn't too keen on the idea due to the wear and tear of recycled items. Can Chrissy and Seth work together in order to meet her deadline to move in.... or will Chrissy have to give in on some of her "green" dreams?
Texans Cody and Alexia St. John hire a builder who specializes in tiny houses that promise resale value. Bo Bezdek creates an adjustable loft floor that works great for the couple's nursery, and even better for reselling the house after the baby grows. The beautiful 28-foot home also boasts other sellable features including a custom armoire with combined stairs and a full-size kitchen. But the couple faces a few speed bumps when skeptical family comes to visit for the first time.
After a near death experience, Joe and April Marzullo decide it's time for a change. Friends and former colleagues Bruce Schweich and Bart Ikens step in to create the perfect tiny home for this small family before they leave for North Carolina. Specially designed to accommodate every family member's needs, this tiny house features a gourmet kitchen for professional Chef Joe, a sleek and clean design to match April's tastes and plenty of fun space for their young daughter Sophie.
It's not every day that a family upgrades to a tiny house. But Tom and Hannah Pellett are doing just that moving from a 120-square-foot travel trailer to a roomy 300-square-foot tiny house built by their friend and contractor Rob Grosse. The tricky assignment for Rob is building a tiny house that has enough comfort and storage for the couple and their first baby. Hannah and Tom are only weeks away from delivery day and the house must be done before the baby is born as Hannah is planning on a home birth!
After realizing how little they really need to live day to day, Sam and Ellee Best decide to go tiny. The build kicks off in Oklahoma, but Sam's new job starts sooner than anticipated, which relocates the couple to central California. Before they know it, they're 2000 miles away with a half-finished tiny house on their hands and living in it while finishing construction. Can they stay motivated in order to finish the build, or will the stress get to them?
Avid skier and snowboarder, Bridget Culp and Billy Lee, are leaving their expensive Denver rental behind to build a tiny house on a super frugal budget. Using reclaimed and free materials, they plan to finish their rustic tiny house-on-wheels in just six weeks before they take it on the ultimate ski road trip back to their hometown of Portland. With an insanely small budget will they have what it takes to get this house ready for the road trip of their dreams?
Personal trainers Mike and Jasmine want a house that's tailored to their fitness lifestyle. With traditional real estate out of their reach, they've decided to think outside the box. They've hired seasoned tiny house builders Sean McDonnel and Greg Zocher to create a 330-square foot fitness nest which not only provides all the popular necessities, but also a climbing wall, climbing bars, climbing rope, weight storage, and a pneumatic transforming table!
Actor Seth Numrich was inspired from a young age by Henry David Thoreau's 'Walden' and the idea of being self-sufficient and self-sustaining. His goal is to build a home to take wherever his next acting job lands him -- and with the help of solar panels, a rainwater harvesting system, and a wind turbine he will have the ability to live completely off the grid.
When Jason and Blair realized the next few years of their lives would be mobile, they started looking for a solution. Their plan is to salvage a junkyard school bus and make it into stellar digs. The compact 100 square feet of space has lots of clever features including a wood-burning stove, a dining area that converts into a master bedroom, an on-the-go garden and a rooftop deck for stargazing.
Nature lovers Justin and Emily Gerde want to get away from the constant upkeep a large home requires. They hire expert tiny house builder Jim Wilkins to build their very own outdoor-themed tiny birch house that will accommodate them, their toddler and their five pets. Jim's design includes all the necessities of home packed into a cozy 325-square-feet. Key features include in-floor "smugglers" storage, a medicine cabinet that doubles as a window, a toddler play loft and raw birch accents throughout.
David and Teresa Crawford love their lives in Michigan but hate the winter weather. When Teresa approached her husband with the idea of going tiny and traveling south during snow season, he was intrigued. With the help of their family and friends, the Crawford's are building a tiny house so they can be snowbirds! Building on a 36-foot trailer, the Crawford's large 'tiny' will include a back deck large enough to transport David's motorcycle, a convertible guest bed couch, a built-in wine tap and a closed-off and completely private master bedroom.
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