The BEST Episodes of Tiny House Nation
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 28, 2020
Tiny House Nation follows renovation experts and hosts John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin as they travel across America to show off ingenious small spaces and the inventive people who live in them. Along the way, they also help families design and construct their own mini-dream homes in spaces no larger than 300 square feet. From a micro-apartment in New York City to a caboose car-turned-home in Montana to a micro-sized mobile home for road tripping, this series celebrates the exploding movement of tiny homes. From pricey to budget-friendly, Tiny House Nation is not a typical design show but one that proves size doesn’t always matter – it’s creativity that counts.
#1 - 300 Sq. Ft. Crash Pad
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Aug 5, 2015
Matt and Emma love throwing parties and having friends over. Now that Emma is heading back to school they've decided to turn their garage into a tiny house and rent out their big house to make up for the loss of one-income. The challenge is they still want to make sure there's room for all their friends to crash. John and Zack will have to figure out a way to make room for the couple, their numerous friends, and their new puppy.
#2 - 180 Sq. Ft. Tiny Lighthouse
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 22, 2015
Together since 17 and married in 2013, Lauren and Liam want their already small life to become even smaller by building a nautically inspired tiny house. After a long stressful day teaching students via the family owned business, Grand Prix Driving School, the couple prioritizes space and downtime. With Liam's extensive movie collection and Lauren's overflowing bookcase, the two want to be able to enjoy their private time, separately. Our challenge is to create a dual-purpose "nook" that works as a library for Lauren and a movie theater for Liam. An additional challenge would be to make the design of the ultra tiny home inspired by Cape Cod Lighthouses by including a small version of one. Being that this is the first tiny home on "the cape" Lauren and Liam look forward to being a novelty while still blending into their surroundings.
#3 - Tiny House Hits the Road
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 24, 2019
John and Zack head to Florida to help a couple give up their huge condo so they can hit the road. Tony’s a travel nurse with plans to take the tiny home across the country as he pitches in at understaffed hospitals. He also works nights and sleeps during the day–and when John and Zack learn that his wife Lori does the opposite, they have to get creative. Can John and Zack build a tiny house where this nocturnal nurse and his sun-loving bride can coexist?
#4 - 150 Sq. Ft. Mobile Bachelor Pad
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 3, 2014
A young bachelor from Massachusetts builds a 150 sq. foot mobile Tiny House with New England charm on the outside and modern technology on the inside. Our guys decide to test this young man's readiness by making him live in tiny house that's just 93 sq. ft. while Zack builds his miniscule bachelor pad.
#5 - Tiny Times Two
Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 28, 2019
John and Zack head to Texas to help a family rebuild after losing their dream home in a fire. But Deanna and her sons are used to living large, so she wants to build two tiny homes: one for herself and her nine year old, and another for her teenage son.
#6 - Dad's Tiny Homecoming
Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 14, 2019
John and Zack head to in Jacksonville, Florida, to help Jack, a veteran working two full-time jobs to support his family. 80-hour workweeks mean Jack is always away while his kids are quickly growing up, and he’s hoping that going tiny will lower their bills so he can work less and spend more time with his children. But even though they’re going tiny, the family’s wish list is huge–including a swimming pool–so John and Zack take on the challenge of creating a tiny dream house that will exceed their wildest dreams.
#7 - 350 Sq. Ft. Outdoor Adventure House
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Aug 22, 2015
The Setliff's are looking to escape the fast pace of their city life, leave all their electronic devices behind, and build a tiny house that can serve as their weekend getaway. Zack and John's biggest challenge will be packing enough into the house to keep the two young boys entertained.
#8 - Two Turntables and a Tiny House
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 17, 2019
Zack and John go to cowboy country to help a family of four who are preparing to move out of their large house near Dallas and into a tiny house. First-time homeowners Tony and Lori have two young sons, so John and Zack set out to maximize every square centimeter of space. However, when they learn that the kids are home schooled, and Tony has a sentimental record collection he just can't part with, they'll have to find new ways to make this house fit for this fun-loving family.
#9 - Tiny House Builders Can't Jump
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 27, 2019
John and Zack travel to sunny Orlando, Florida where high school basketball coach Dave and his wife Mickie, are going tiny so they'll have more money to pay their daughter's college tuition. With their lease ending in only 5 days and a home that's far from complete, can John and Zack make this tiny house a home for the soon-to-be empty nesters
#10 - 340 Sq. Ft. Solar Powered Studio
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 20, 2015
Phillise and her toddler boys want a tiny eco-friendly house. They are committed to living off grid and the house is passively designed to take advantage of the California sun. The build has Zack seeing double--this house is built on two tiny house trailers! And John encounters tough tiny house critics in Phillise's family. Can he win them over before Phillise moves in?
#11 - 400 Sq. Ft. Wine Tasting House
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired May 4, 2015
Aaron and Meredith and their two dogs just packed up everything and moved to Austin, TX in hopes of expanding their winery business. They're looking for a tiny house that fits right in with the unique appeal of the local scene and keeps them close to the business. Zack's challenge is going to be creating a bohemian space that not only impresses our homeowners but transforms to accommodate for the clientele they plan to host.
#12 - 480 Sq. Ft. Gothic Castle House
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired May 18, 2015
The musical Rempis family wants a gothic tiny house but while Cally and Steve love horror films and gothic style, daughter Miura loves pastels and pearls. John and Zack must build a tiny house that fits their differing tastes.
#13 - 400 Sq. Ft. Vacation House
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired May 25, 2015
This close-knit family is looking for a tiny home to do some extended stay vacationing in. They've asked John and Zack to build them a high-tech tiny home that they can monitor from afar to check weather conditions in the long winter months. Zack's challenge will be building a tiny space that meets all their high tech needs, stores some of their winter gear, and brings the family closer together.
#14 - 300 Sq. Ft. His n' Hers House
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 13, 2015
Kelsey and Matt have been friends and roommates for several years now. Recently, the two broke the cardinal rule: don't date your housemate. With all going well so far, they've decided to take the next big step in their relationship--building a tiny house. However, just because the quarters are about to get closer doesn't mean Kelsey and Matt are ready to share a room. Our challenge is to build a tiny house that still provides ample privacy for these two techy best friends turned lovebirds as their romance evolves. Other challenges include a separate sink and vanity areas, a video picture wall to showcase the couple's adventures, and ports for iPads and other devices throughout the house.
#15 - 180 Sq. Ft. Backpack House
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 29, 2015
Justin and Melissa are teachers who hope to give inner city kids a chance to learn about nature through their business InspireOut. They want a home that can connect them with the outdoors and serve as a base for the business.
#16 - 340 Sq. Ft. Pioneer House
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Aug 29, 2015
The Graham's are gearing up to make a major move across the country and begin their next adventure as a family. They're looking for a craftsman style tiny house that's going to hold up against the brutal winters they will soon face and that packs enough functionality for the whole family. Zack and John's biggest challenge will be fitting it all, and the family in less than 350 square feet!
#17 - 320 Sq. Ft. Tiny Zen Den
Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Jun 17, 2017
Brian and Devon are eager to put down roots in their first home which they hope to also both be able to work from. Brian needs a pro-grade functioning kitchen in order to whip up his artisanal butter while Devon needs a zen space to continue her life coaching work. But being their first home, these two newlyweds have a lot of stuff that they hope to incorporate into their space, and on top of that they want to be able to have family and friends over to enjoy some delicious food and of course show off their new digs. John and Zack will have to churn some ingenious ideas if they're going to make this tiny space work.
#18 - A Texas-Sized Tiny
Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 7, 2019
John and Zack head to Texas to help Ashley and Angel, a couple who are giving up their large house to turn it into a women’s recovery center; but first, they want to move into a tiny house in their backyard. Everything’s bigger in Texas, including homeowners-Angel is 6-foot-6, Ashley’s nearly as tall, and building a tiny house where they can stretch out and get comfortable pushes Zack’s ingenuity to new heights. Can John and Zack build a tiny house where not-so-tiny people can feel at home?
#19 - 400 Sq. Ft. Amplified Tiny House
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 4, 2017
When Asha and Ryan realized going tiny would be the next big step in their relationship, they figured what better way to bring their dream to life than to call on their longtime friend, Zack for some help. Now John and Zack are tasked with creating a place that helps them build a stronger bond while also inspiring them to continue to grow creatively. With Asha being a professional violinist, and Ryan an Adventure Journalist, will the pressure of fulfilling all their needs and hopes put Zack in way over his head or will this build come out as soundly as they hoped.
#20 - 460 Sq. Ft. Long Journey To Tiny
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 18, 2017
Brock and Nicole may have hit a couple bumps on their road to going tiny, but they're finally ready to make the move! They may be building on our longest trailer yet, but they're still concerned that they won't have enough storage to fit their 4-season needs. Brock is helping with the build and he's asked John and Zack to share their expertise in tiny, and figure out how to create enough clothing storage for their family of four, and two loft spaces that will keep the kids excited about their new tiny home!
#21 - 276 Sq. Ft. Basketball House
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 26, 2016
Professional basketball player, Matt Bonner, is use to traveling all around the country for most of the year. The problem is, that his family can never really settle into a place because they never know where they'll be off to next. Matt has asked Zack and John to make him the constant house he and his family can enjoy no matter what city they're in. Zack's biggest challenge will be trying to figure out how a 6'10" professional basketball player is going to move around comfortably in the space without hitting his head, and of course how he'll figure in a couple of basketball inspired features for this champion pro baller!
#22 - 250 Sq. Ft. World Traveler's Home
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 30, 2016
Kyle and Whitney have been all over the world exploring and learning about other cultures and have realized you really don't need a lot of stuff to enjoy life. Now these newlywed Austenite's want to build a home to reflect just that. The only problem is Whitney has so many hobbies it will be hard for her to figure out what to get rid of. They've asked John and Zack to build them a tiny house that incorporates their eclectic style with inspirations from all over, and still feels warm, welcoming, and most importantly clutter free.
#23 - Going Tiny in Music City
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired May 8, 2019
John and Zack head to Tennessee to help an aspiring musician and his growing family as they relocate and downsize into a tiny home at the same time.
#24 - A Firefighter Rebuilds
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 31, 2019
John and Zack head west to Sonoma County, CA to help volunteer firefighter, Scott and his wife Xanthie build a home to replace the one they lost in the Northern California wildfires of 2017. The stakes are high as John and Zack try and complete a dream tiny house that will keep our homeowners in the community they cherish.
#25 - 750 Sq. Ft. Tiny On-Deck!
Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired Jul 8, 2017
Steve and Melissa had been friends for years before things started to get romantic. Since tying the knot and moving in with her and her two teenage boys Keegan and Landen, they've realized they've collected a ton of stuff and need help downsizing. They've asked John and Zack to come help build them a contemporary and colorful home that gives everyone the privacy they'd like while being constrained to 75% less space than what they're use to. But will their many collections throw John and Zack for a loop and cause them to strike out or will Zack find a way to knock it out of the park!