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.
A firefighter and empty nester wants to simplify her life by downsizing from her 2,400-square-foot house to a much smaller home -- really small. She's looking for a place that's no more than 300 square feet. Since she also wants the freedom to move the house anywhere, she's looking for a tiny home on wheels.
A California artist is looking for a 400-square-foot home on wheels she can park next to her Sonoma County horse pasture. Even though she's going small, she wants to be able to fit some normal-sized furniture and appliances into her new home.
A newly single buyer searches San Diego for a 200-square-foot rustic cabin on wheels that has solar panels and a composting toilet. However, his practical-minded sister wants him to get a more modern home with enough space to entertain.
A Charleston, South Carolina, couple agrees they need to simplify their lives. They're searching for a tiny home with enough space for themselves and their two dogs, but their design aesthetics couldn't be more different.
Self-proclaimed nerds are going tiny to spend more time with their three kids. They're looking forward to the financial freedom of tiny living, but finding a place that fits their family and comic book collection will be a challenge.
A Nebraska couple is looking for a tiny home to take on the road. Their plan is to live and work in their home as they move from state to state, but agreeing on square footage causes bumps along the way.
A California grad student is feeling the pressure of living in the most expensive real estate market in the US. With plans to cut costs and find a permanent place to call home, she meets with a tiny home builder in Billings, Montana.
A couple looks for a sailboat they can live and work on while splitting time between Charleston, SC, and the Caribbean. One is all about the sailing experience and wants a classic monohull, while the other's more concerned with the creature comforts of living aboard and prefers a catamaran.
A young couple seeks a portable tiny home to escape the rising rent prices in Gilroy, CA. With a budget of $60,000, they want something fully furnished but must compromise between farmhouse-style and industrial-style homes.
A soon-to-be college student in Fort Collins, Colorado, doesn't want to live in any of the dorms on campus. Instead, the 18-year-old musician wants a tiny house on wheels with a full kitchen and bathroom, all within a $75,000 budget.
Bill and his wife, Jamie, are moving their family back to their home state of Michigan. Jamie wants a more manageable home to maintain while Bill, a radio DJ, commutes between two states for work, so they're going tiny! He wants a patio to relax in, and, as a personal chef, she wants a kitchen that will allow her to do her job. Both of them, however, want a move-in ready home right on the lake.
A fashion stylist is ready to ditch sky-high New York rents and take her online clothing business mobile in her own tiny home on wheels. However, finding a house with curb appeal and space for a booming business won't be easy on a $25,000 budget.
A family of three is going tiny in McKinney, Texas, to spend more quality time together. They're looking for a home that has a separate sleeping space for their young daughter and comes with land to place it on, all within their budget of $70,000.
A single mom from San Diego wants to live a more minimalist lifestyle so she's decided to go tiny. She wants her new home to have clean lines, a bright and airy feel, separate sleeping areas and ample storage space.
Tired of cleaning her three-story house, a Santa Clarita, CA, woman searches for a cottage-style tiny home that has space for her family to sleep over and won't break her $110,000 budget.
New parents look to save money going tiny in San Diego's hot market. While one pictures an interior inspired by their passion for medieval history, the other prefers something that's a mix between industrial-rustic and midcentury modern.
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