Tiny House World

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  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 8.0  (67)

Tiny House World is a captivating television series that aired on FYI Network in 2015, chronicling the lives of people from around the world who choose to live in the tiniest of homes. Hosted by Paul, Katherine, and Ben Thornton, each episode showcases the challenges, joys, and aspirations of those who downsize to 400 square feet or less.

The show explores a diverse range of cultures, featuring tiny homes from all over the world, including America, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. The show's format typically involves meeting with a family or individual who wants to build or purchase a tiny home and learning about the unique features that they want in their new dwelling. The series takes viewers through the design process, from the initial planning to the final construction, providing insights into the technical, financial, and emotional aspects of tiny home living.

Throughout the series, the personal stories of those living in tiny homes come to the forefront. While some are highly efficient, DIY constructions, others require a little more professional help, but every home offers a blend of practicality and elegance. For instance, we meet a New York City couple who choose a mobile tiny home that travels with them, a young family in Canada living off the grid in a quirky, self-built A-frame cabin, and retirees in Tasmania seeking a more sustainable way of life in a tiny straw-bale cottage.

Apart from exploring the nuances of tiny home construction, Tiny House World advocates for sustainability, environmental awareness, and minimalistic lifestyles. Not only do the creators of the show encourage people to scale down their living spaces, but they also emphasize the importance of simplifying personal material possessions, reducing energy consumption, and adopting sustainable practices.

One notable episode of the series documents a New Zealand couple's plan to build a tiny home, which they constructed entirely from repurposed materials. The couple used old windows for the sliding doors, wooden pallets for the flooring, a horsebox for the bathroom, and scraps of tin roofing as siding. They paint a vivid picture of how sustainable living can go hand in hand with affordability and creativity.

Another episode features a young couple who took a more unconventional, low-cost approach to tiny home building. Instead of buying or building a "traditional" tiny home, they purchased a 1969 Airstream trailer, which they remodelled to create their dream home. The Airstream-turned-tiny home features customized cabinetry, sleek countertops, and a surprisingly spacious feel.

Aside from inspiring and informative stories about tiny homes, the show also provides useful information for the viewers who want to follow suit. Each episode provides valuable insights about planning, financing, zoning, permits, and other legal requirements, making it beneficial for anyone thinking of downsizing or seeking alternative housing options.

In conclusion, Tiny House World is an excellent show that provides a unique perspective on the world of tiny homes. The hosts and participants showcase the beauty, versatility, and joy of living in small, sustainable living spaces. The show manages to balance inspiration and practicality, providing viewers with a comprehensive look at the pros and cons of downsizing. It is highly recommended for anyone interested in minimalistic living, sustainable practices, and do-it-yourself home building.

Tiny House World is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (18 episodes). The series first aired on November 21, 2015.

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Seasons
From California King to Dutch Minimal Living
18. From California King to Dutch Minimal Living
February 6, 2016
Californian girl Emily is a shoe designer living in Amsterdam with her minimalist European boyfriend Taras. After living in a studio for two years, they're ready to purchase a tiny home of their own. But with Emily's huge shoe collection in tow and Tara
From the City, To a Tent, To a Tiny
17. From the City, To a Tent, To a Tiny
January 30, 2016
Ali and Belly have been dating for over 15 years, but after a dream engagement and a wedding on the horizon, they're ready to buy their first home together. They're on the hunt for a simpler, sustainable life and a tiny home with land.
From Bustling Bejing to Australia Beachfront
16. From Bustling Bejing to Australia Beachfront
January 23, 2016
A lady returns home after living in Beijing for five years and looks for a beachfront home on Philip Island.
Theatrical Family Seeking Tiny Sanctuary in Yorkshire
15. Theatrical Family Seeking Tiny Sanctuary in Yorkshire
January 16, 2016
A couple is longing for their own space, but look to their family for assistance to find the best small home.
Cashing in Good Karma for Tiny Zen
14. Cashing in Good Karma for Tiny Zen
January 9, 2016
Jeremy seeks for a new tiny home near Sydney, Australia's suburbs by the sea. He wants something full of natural materials, clean lines, and connected to the outdoors to bring in a Zen feeling.
The Tiny Caesar of Rome
13. The Tiny Caesar of Rome
January 2, 2016
Tommaso is an Italian furniture designer living in his studio out in the countryside. Admittedly, his five-foot-five stature makes tiny living a perfect fit for him, and his love of all things Roman makes moving to the ancient capital a dream come true.
Escaping Mom & Dad by Going Tiny
12. Escaping Mom & Dad by Going Tiny
December 26, 2015
Chad and Katherine are looking for their own tiny home after living with her parents.
Modern Bachelor Pad in Lisbon
11. Modern Bachelor Pad in Lisbon
December 19, 2015
Fillipe feels like he is wasting his money on rent and wants to buy the perfect small property in Lisbon.
Tiny Christmas in Kin Kin, Australia
10. Tiny Christmas in Kin Kin, Australia
December 14, 2015
Alanna and Zeb, who recently moved their three kids into their first tiny home, show us how the Christmas holiday is celebrated down under in Kin Kin, Australia.
Tiny Christmas in Devon, England
9. Tiny Christmas in Devon, England
December 14, 2015
Ester travels often and rents her tiny home when she's abroad but she always comes home for Christmas to spend the holidays with her mom Ivette.
Going Tiny in the Venice of the North
8. Going Tiny in the Venice of the North
December 12, 2015
After spending years in an oversized bachelor pad, Matthew is excited to purchase his first property in Amsterdam. With the help of his boyfriend Vincent, Matthew is eager to find a space they both love.
Escaping Melbourne's Madness by Going Tiny
7. Escaping Melbourne's Madness by Going Tiny
December 12, 2015
An easy-going couple move into a smaller space in order to find more freedom.
Going Mini and Metropolitan in Dublin, Ireland
6. Going Mini and Metropolitan in Dublin, Ireland
December 5, 2015
A couple wishes to go back to life in the city and want a small home in Dublin after dwelling in the Irish country side.
Alanna and Zeb hope to leave big-city Brisbane and move two-hours away to small-town Kin Kin, Australia.
5. Alanna and Zeb hope to leave big-city Brisbane and move two-hours away to small-town Kin Kin, Australia.
December 5, 2015
Eager to leave the rat race of Sydney behind, Natasha and Lloyd are excited to leave the city and find something off the beaten path. After quitting their jobs, and with a newborn baby in tow, Natasha and Lloyd are on the hunt to go as small.
Small and Sustainable in Kin Kin Australia
4. Small and Sustainable in Kin Kin Australia
November 28, 2015
Alanna and Zeb want to flee big-city Brisbane and relocate two-hours away to the small town of Kin Kin, Australia.
A Tiny Starter Home in Devon
3. A Tiny Starter Home in Devon
November 28, 2015
Excited to leave home, Esther chooses to be a tiny house investor to assist her dream of being a world traveler.
A House on the Sunshine Coast
2. A House on the Sunshine Coast
November 21, 2015
A young couple is looking to go small but they desire a home that is big enough to each have their own private area.
Petit Chateau in Paris
1. Petit Chateau in Paris
November 21, 2015
Shari searches for a home with lots of light, in a wonderful area and with some Parisian charm, but with her low budget, she might be searching in the wrong city.
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Where to Watch Tiny House World
Tiny House World is available for streaming on the fyi website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Tiny House World on demand at Amazon, Vudu, FYI, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    November 21, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (67)