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Tiny Houses TV: The 13 best shows on tiny homes

Here are 13 of the best tiny home shows on cable, streaming services and YouTube that will make you question whether bigger really is better
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Since tiny houses — homes with a footprint that is typically less than 500-square-feet — first hit the marketplace the interest in minimalist-living space has exploded. The excitement generated by tiny homes did not go unnoticed and soon even the big TV network’s grabbed the chance to televise this revolutionary movement.

Tune in any night of the week and you’re sure to see exciting stories of passionate hosts living in downsized houses, while enthusiasts and would-be home buyers look for the perfect tiny home. If you’re looking for the perfect show to play voyeur to the tiny house movement, then consider these productions as some of the best tiny home shows on TV.

Show #1: Tiny House Big Living

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Network: HGTV
How to watch it: Online, through Amazon Prime Video and through some cable providers

Overview: Couples find out what it really means to live in a tiny house when they dive into the tiny house real estate market. Watch as they go through the whole process of house hunting to moving into their own tiny house, a journey filled with a lot of struggles, fights, and tears. Many couples will discover the financial pros and the space considerations needed to live in a tiny house.

Show #2: Tiny House Nation

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Network: FYI season 1 to 4, A&E season 5 and on
How to watch it: Online, through Amazon Prime Video, on Netflix and on AETV

Overview: Follow the hosts John Weisbarth and Zack Griffin as they go on a journey around the country in search of tiny houses worthy of being called masterpieces. Inspired by the tiny house movement, John and Zack help families around the country achieve their goal of owning their own mini-house paradise.

Show #3: Tiny House Builders

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Network: HGTV
How to watch it: Online and through some cable providers

Overview: Join in Derek Diedricksen as he creates some of the most unique tiny houses in the world using nothing but salvaged materials. He designs and builds his tiny houses in different locations around the states, some of them boasting breathtaking views of big metropoles, others found in treacherous, challenging locations. Watch him face a new challenge every episode on how to blend every element of the tiny house to make the ultimate work of art.

Show #4: Tiny House Hunters

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Network: HGTV
How to watch it: Online, through Amazon Prime Video and through some cable providers

Overview: As its name suggests, Tiny House Hunters covers stories about home seekers looking to downsize. They dive into the tiny house real estate market to find three of the best tiny houses for them and choose their ideal one. Some fall instantly in love with their tiny paradise, while others are struggling to imagine themselves living in under 600 square feet.

Show #5: Tiny House World

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Network: FYI
How to watch it: Online, through Amazon Prime Video and through some cable providers

Overview: An expansion of FYI’s franchise beyond “Tiny House Nation” and “Tiny House Hunting,” Tiny House World goes outside of American borders in search of tiny houses around the globe. Similar to the other shows, hosts find three tiny houses in locations like Paris, Montreal, Dublin, Sydney and many more to impress buyers and offer them their ideal foreign tiny house.

Show #6: Tiny Luxury

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Network: HGTV
How to watch it: Online, through Amazon Prime Video, on YouTube and through some cable providers

Overview: Every episode of the show follows spouses Tyson Spiess and Michelle Spiess as they lead their team of home builders towards building utter luxury in less than 600 square feet. Featuring luxury elements like marble countertops, large picture windows, custom cabinetry, real wood accents, spa-inspired bathrooms, and solar panels, this show is set to prove the world that tiny house living can be as luxurious as big house living.

Show #7: Tiny Paradise

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Network: HGTV
How to watch it: Online, through Amazon Prime Video and through some cable providers

Overview: Join couples as they go on a journey to build their tiny home on some of the most idyllic locations in the world. From a beachfront glass tiny house to a mountain retreat, every tiny house is guaranteed to take your breath away with its size, design and, of course, its stunning location.

Show #8: Tiny House Australia

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Network: Lifestyle
How to watch it: On Lifestyle’s website and through some cable providers

Overview: The tiny house movement has inspired people to downsize in every corner of the globe. This show explores tiny houses located all over Australia and shows how couples and families are living in tiny homes in Australia, where some considerations are just different than in other parts of the world.

Show #9: Tiny House Hunting

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Network: FYI
How to watch it: Online and through some cable providers

Overview: This show premiered during the first wave of excitement about downsized living and shows how realtors help tiny house enthusiasts to find their dream mini space. From secluded forest houses for weekend getaways to full-time homes, find out what people are looking for in tiny houses and if it’s even possible of finding it in under 600 square feet.

Show #10: Tiny House Expedition

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Network: n/a (YouTube channel)
How to watch it: On YouTube

Overview: Get a glimpse in couple’s Alexis and Christian life as they travel through the country in their very own 130 square feet tiny house. Their goal is to provide instant access to the tiny living movement while sharing simple, sustainable homes and alternative lifestyles that value experiences and relationships over things.

Show #11: Tiny House Life

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Network: n/a (YouTube channel)
How to watch it: On YouTube

Overview: In this show, you will meet the amazing people who design, build, and live in tiny houses. Every episode is fairly short and takes viewers through a tour of the tiny house and the homeowner’s story. You will hear what made these people move to a tiny house, what they love about it and what do they miss of their old, big house living.

Show #12: Living Big In A Tiny House

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Network: n/a (YouTube channel)
How to watch it: On YouTube

Overview: Bruce is a Youtuber who is passionate about everything related to small space design. He goes on a journey to find the most exciting alternative living properties and tiny houses made of everything from school buses to boats. He sits down with the homeowners who share their stories of downsized, eco-friendly living and occasionally, he also uploads videos of his own tiny buildings.

Show #13: Queer Eye

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Network: Netflix
How to watch it: On Netflix

Overview: Although not exactly about tiny houses, this reboot of the original show is hosted by Bobby Berk, a design expert that shares his tips and tricks throughout the show. He teaches viewers how they can declutter their houses, live with minimalism and get organized efficiently, activities that can drastically help those living in tiny houses.

 

Angela Manevska
Angela Manevska

Angela is a law student who writes and specializes in article and blog writing, particularly about real estate content.