A young Kentucky couple wants the freedom of the 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 couple builds a simpler life in Alaska; their lodge includes a fireplace, a penny floor mural, handmade counters, storage for fishing gear and canning equipment, handrails made from tree limbs, and a bathroom vanity made out of a wine barrel.
A couple's modern tiny house will incorporate a stucco-like exterior, a rooftop deck with a removable railing system and a hidden bike storage rack; their open design includes tall windows, a tucked-away staircase and a second-story hammock floor.
A Florida couple decides to build a luxurious tiny house; they throw the budget out the window and build a custom, high-end home, featuring soft-close cabinetry, a full-size kitchen and a bathroom with heated floors and a rounded glass rain shower.
A couple hires builders to help build a dream container home; this luxury house will feature a master-bedroom loft, a guest bed that doubles as an office, a walk-in closet, and a rooftop deck where the couple will be able to take in mountain views.
After 20 years in New York City, a family wants to move into a 400-square-foot dream home that has three separate structures joined by a common deck to create a more spacious tiny compound.
A California couple builds the ultimate tree-house 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.
An engaged couple plans to realize their dream of going tiny by building a tiny home before their wedding; their 275 square-foot design includes a yoga practice space, a second story deck, a wooden bathtub, and rustic accents.
A barista and a sous chef are eager to simplify their lifestyle by moving into a tiny home in San Diego; with the help of a building crew, they get to work on a 340-square-foot house with a chef's kitchen, a bar and a herb garden.
After living in their car for 11 weeks while visiting 48 states, a couple is ready to convert a cargo van into a tiny house; their design includes a kitchen counter that doubles as an office and a loft for their toddler featuring a starlit ceiling.
A couple relocates to Florida and decides to build a mid-century-style tiny home; the couple's list of must-haves includes an eclectic front door, funky wallpaper, neon signs and artwork from the era, as well as a guest space with a floating daybed.
The high cost of homes in the San Francisco Bay Area leads a couple to build a tiny house; their home has more bells and whistles than a mansion, including a roll-up garage door, a gourmet kitchen, a king-size bed, and a nesting dining table.
A Los Angeles woman leaves the city for a slow-paced tiny lifestyle in Greenville, S.C.; her interior designer teams up with her family to create a luxurious tiny house on lakefront property complete with a mobile greenhouse and porch swing.
A couple sets out to create the ultimate tiny firehouse-on-wheels, complete with a hot red garage door, functional fire hydrant and a fire pole from the upstairs loft; the cozy interior is filled with amenities created out of firehouse memorabilia.
Currently living in a 450-square-foot yurt, Sally Adams dares herself to go tinier; she challenges builder Janet Ashforth to make her tiny house stand apart from others with a clever Dutch door for her privy and a smart slide-out table for six.
Traveling performers build a mobile tiny home on the back of a diesel flatbed truck; the home's interior will feature carnival-inspired designs, such as a stage for performances.
A nomad enlists his friend's father to build a teardrop-style house; the dwelling will feature dual-swooped structures connected by a deck; the main house will include a kitchen and a sitting area, while the second structure will include a bathroom.
An expectant couple with four children builds a tiny lakeside retreat in Temple, Ga.; their tiny home has a big list of must-haves, including a mud room to store all of their fishing and lake sporting gear as well as space to sleep seven.
A young craftsman brings his expertise in woodworking and custom cabinetry to his "mini mansion," in which he wants a full-size bedroom, a walk-in shower, a spacious linen closet, and handcrafted wine storage.
In North Carolina, a contractor enlists the help of his two daughters to create an adventure tiny house complete with a drawbridge, a rooftop deck and a zip line.
A world traveler discovers the perfect home base in Lakeside, Ariz.; her designer adds glitter countertops, bubble wall art and accent walls painted in chartreuse; the unpredictable weather threatens to throw the construction off track.
An Alaska couple decides to build a yurt on a peaceful spot near Stone Step Lake; the two-story fantasy yurt will include an underground freezer, a half-moon deck, a wood burning fireplace, and enough weatherproofing to survive harsh Alaskan winters.
In Colorado Springs, Colo., a fishing guide wants to make his home the ultimate fisherman's crash pad; the living room will double as a prep room where he and his friends can tie flies, while the exterior will feature racks for rods and waders.
A couple gets inspiration from a 17th-century ship to create a tiny house; their nautical vision includes blue and green shingles and kitchen cabinets that resemble whiskey barrels; an expert designs a water pillow system to store rainwater.
An adventurous family of five sets out to enjoy life more fully by converting a school bus into a tiny house built for traveling; the bus will include an area for home schooling, a gathering space, a kitchen, a bathroom, and sleeping accommodations.
Surfing couple Sean and Angie want to build an affordable tiny house in Oceanside, Calif.; Sean uses his construction experience to design a nearly 400-square-foot tiny house with dog-friendly stairs, heated floors and a fire safety system.
A couple from the Jersey Shore looks to make life more affordable by converting an old houseboat into a floating dream home; with help from their parents, they construct a funky tiny house that reflects their own unique style.
Nadia Giordani dreams of living in a tiny home with eco-friendly features; Nadia and her builder, Tom Ryals, devise a home with a galley kitchen, a laundry room built into the belly of the staircase and an entertainment area that hides a bed.
Rob and Sandi spend most of their free time on a ranch just outside of Las Vegas; Rob is a contractor who has built one tiny home before, so he's fully prepared to tackle a 200-square-foot tiny home with all sorts of rustic and handcrafted features.
Darrel and Patrice are growing their family, but they want to downsize their life; they hire builders Brian and April Preston, who are pushed to their limits when they learn the couple's baby is coming early.
Newlyweds plan a big move to Colorado and look for a tiny house on wheels; James Brewer knows he can make their dream come true with a 305-square-foot tiny home with plenty of custom features, then he finds out he needs to make room for one more.
A grilling enthusiast makes plans to tour barbecue competitions and builds his own mobile tiny home; he incorporates features that will help him build his culinary creations, including a planter box over his deck where he can grow fresh herbs.
Stephanie and Tim are wildlife experts who travel the country educating people about animals; they want to trade in their car and pup tent for a tricked-out tiny house that caters to all sorts of animal roommates, including hissing cockroaches.
Seth turns an old school bus into an affordable and artsy house; his 250-square-foot bachelor pad features all sorts of cool amenities, including a fire extinguisher turned bathroom sink, a 2,000-pound water tank and a multifunctional walk-in closet.
Adam's tiny house takes cues from the Craftsman-style bungalows designed by his favorite architects of the 1920s; Adam includes a barrel ceiling, hand-carved cabinets and headboard, wooden soaking tub, stained glass windows, and front porch.
Schoolteachers Matt and Corinne look forward to visiting every baseball stadium in the country, and they call on Matt's brother, Walter, to build them a tiny vacation home; Walter uses classic timber frame construction and adds a custom copper roof.
Along with her two dachshunds, Esin is making her way back to Texas with the help of tiny house builder Bo Bezdek; Esin's tiny haven features all the amenities a dog lover could imagine, including a walkway for the dogs to get around upstairs.
Kansas State professor Brandon and his friend, Brady, design a 365-square-foot "smart house" with tons of high-tech wizardry, including tackle-box storage in the ceilings, a video doorbell and a slide-away television.
Architecture student Davis Richardson takes over his parents' driveway to construct his first tiny house; the design includes a slanted wall that functions as both a food pantry and bookshelf and a walk-in closet that also serves as his living room.
Rebecca and Kendall give up their traditional American home for an 84-square-foot 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.
In West Virginia, Greg and Carla decide to give tiny living a try; Greg is a singer-songwriter who gets help from his band mates building the 250-square-foot house, which includes a detachable stage where the band can perform while on the road.
Emily challenges her brother-in-law, Jon, to transform a shipping container into a tiny house for her, building a massive rooftop deck as well as a spacious bathroom and a walk-in closet to hold her enormous shoe collection.
A busy couple gets help from family to construct a dream home on a hillside overlooking Coral Bay in St. John.
Outdoor adventurers want a house that suits their nomadic lifestyle with a bicycle generator for off-the-grid power.
A world-traveling artisan wants to convert a school bus into her dream home, complete with a sewing workshop and special storage.
A young couple wants their tiny house to be full of clever storage solutions for their botany experiments, books and supplies.
A young craftsman's unconventional design clashes with his father's building sense, but upcycled old family items become new pieces.
A tiny house enthusiast who loves to host dinner parties with his girlfriend, designs a house with a garage door, jacuzzi and a fold-out deck.
A traveling circus performer feels that a tiny house makes the perfect solution for her nomadic lifestyle.
A design-obsessed couple wants to test their tiny house plan for efficiency before turning it into a business.
Meghan and Matthew plan to downsize their home while expanding their family; interior design includes a floating baby carrier and a couch that doubles as a dining room.
Jim Nelson of North Dakota lives for the challenge; with the help of his team, he builds a two-story tiny house that can tilt from horizontal to vertical.
A couple wants to build a tiny house that doubles as a mobile office paradise, which will allow them to live life on their terms.
The Morris family works together to convert an old school bus into a tiny home for 21-year-old son, Avery.
A young artist wants to create a tiny house that is an expression of herself, with help from her mother and grandmother.
A husband-and-wife carpenter team builds a lakefront vacation cabin in Alaska with a view of Mount Hayes.
After a near-death experience, a couple wants to create the perfect tiny home that accommodates everyone's needs.
Tired of winter weather, newlyweds build a tiny house so they can escape the cold weather of Michigan.
An actor wants to build a home that he can take to jobs that allows him to be self-sufficient and self-sustaining.
A couple wants to salvage a junkyard school bus, and turn it into their own tiny home, with a wood-burning stove and an on-the-go garden.
Nature lovers Justin and Emily hire Jim Wilkins to build an outdoor-themed birch house for them, their toddler and their five pets.
Personal trainers Mike and Jasmine hire Sean McDonnel and Greg Zocher to build a 330-square foot house tailored to their lifestyle with a climbing wall, climbing bars, a climbing rope, weight storage, and a pneumatic transforming table.
Twenty-somethings want to build a tiny ski cabin using reclaimed and free materials before a road trip to Portland.
A couple living in a travel trailer needs a tiny house with enough comfort and storage for their first baby.
An unanticipated relocation forces a couple to move to California in their half-finished tiny house.
Texans want their tiny house to have a resale value, utilizing an adjustable loft floor and a custom armoire with combined stairs and a full-size kitchen.
A couple want the stairway in their tiny home to double as a hidden pantry with a removable lower step.
A woman wants to incorporate as many reclaimed or reused materials in her tiny house in Burlington, Vt., that she can.
A couple from Charleston, S.C., want to find a tiny home with enough space for themselves and two dogs.
An outdoorsy couple wants a tiny house near the surf that can sustain hurricane winds and provide a multi-functional setting.
An outdoorsy couple wants a tiny house near the surf that can sustain hurricane winds and provide a multi-functional setting.
A tiny house features an aquaponics system, has extra storage space in rounded counters, and a loft for three children.
A man who knows about form and function working together, also knows it is a necessity for tiny-house living.
Building designers and business partners create a tiny house-on-wheels with one glass wall and one wall that folds out to form a deck.
Owners of a Washington family winery want to revisit their carefree past by building two tiny houses, each with its own unique style.
Newlyweds trade in their house for a tiny love nest, which they will share with their large St. Bernard puppy.
A couple plans to transform an old bus into an original tiny house, complete with wood paneling and handcrafted cabinetry.
After reading her mother's journals, a woman is inspired to follow her dream and create a one-of-a-kind tiny house with a rooftop deck, breakfast bar and hidden washer/dryer.
A couple that needs to relocate often for work decides to give up rentals for a tiny house on wheels.
After seeing a documentary on tiny houses, an artist and a stylist want to create a house on wheels that will allow them to work anywhere in the country.
A woman's extravagant design for her 330 square foot house is a necessity for her to leave the apartment lifestyle behind.
Tired of moving around, freelance set designers want to have a tiny house on wheels that can travel with them.
A full-time college student wants to build a tiny house to help her escape her mounting debt with a rent-free residence.
Creating a tiny house outside of Dayton, Ohio, that can suit the needs of a couple and its four cats.
A young military couple hires a professional tiny home builder to construct a sturdy house that can be towed by a two-ton truck.
Tweny-somethings want to build their tiny dream home from scratch so that they can make America their backyard.