The Best Episodes of Tiny House Nation
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2019
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.
#2 - 400 Sq. Ft. Amplified Tiny House
Season 5 - Episode 9
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.
#3 - 370 Sq. Ft. Triathlete's Tiny Abode
Season 5 - Episode 12
Tommy and Katie are world-class triathletes who are busy competing and traveling the world, but since they've never actually settled into a home of their own, when they're not competing they split their time couch surfing between coasts. They've asked John and Zack to help create their first home and make it a space that gives them both a cozy place to come back to but can still function as a space to train in between competitions. With so much gear and their many prized bikes, John may have to turn this pare down into an Olympic sport if they're ever going to accomplish going tiny!
#4 - 750 Sq. Ft. Tiny Family Obstacle
Season 5 - Episode 14
Chad and Cecilia always thought that having a big house to raise their three kids in would be everything they ever needed, but as their kids started to get older and schedules started to get busy with school, sports, and other activities, they soon realized that having a huge house wasn't helping them connect with their kids, it was creating even more distance between them. They've asked John and Zack to help them create a home that will bring this family closer together in the last few years they all have before these kids are young adults running off to college.
#5 - Building Mini in Mississippi
Season 6 - Episode 7
In this episode the boys head to Mississippi to help a couple of high school sweet hearts go tiny. Tommy and Tierra are both nurses, and they're looking forward to simplifying their lives in a tiny house so they can unwind after a stressful workday. Tierra's a self-described "roadside junker" while Tommy is an avid hunter with lots of gear so the pair have packed their house to the rafters with accumulated stuff. Can Zack build a tiny home that will let this overworked couple recharge -- and John help them to leave their clutter behind?
#6 - 450 Sq. Ft. Tiny House On The Prairie
Season 5 - Episode 15
Homeowner John has always dreamed of living a pioneer lifestyle and this tiny cabin in the Rocky Mountains is going to be just that for him, girlfriend Hilary, and their five teenagers. For the first time these two families will merge under one roof and hope to create a space that is focused less on the materials, and more about the time and memories they will share with each other. They've asked John and Zack to come help them figure out how to create the ultimate together house that can sleep all seven of them and still have room for privacy, entertainment, and a slice of Chicago!
#7 - 320 Sq. Ft. Tiny Zen Den
Season 5 - Episode 19
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.
#8 - 320 Sq. Ft. Tiny Arc
Season 5 - Episode 11
David and Conrad are ready to make the move to go tiny, just before they make another move down south to Central Florida. They know they'll have to let go of some personal belongings to make tiny work but there's 29 things they definitely won't be getting rid of and that's their pets. Between the 16 birds, 6 cats, 4 fish, 2 dogs and 1 snake John and Zack will have to come up with a way to make sure every member of this family is comfortable. If they succeed it will be a tiny miracle!
#9 - 380 Sq. Ft. Derby House
Season 5 - Episode 6
Scott and Marianne both grew up in horse racing towns and have a deep appreciation for the culture that comes with the sport. They've ask John and Zack to help create a house that will embody the rustic charm they love and include some high-end gadgets to make tiny living feel that much more grand. It's off to the races for John and Zack to keep this build on track!
#10 - 240 Sq. Ft. Tiny Ski Lodge
Season 4 - Episode 19
Chris and Tamara absolutely love skiing and snowboarding and are hoping for a modern ski lodge that will let them hit the mountains right from their front door. They've asked John and Zack to help build them a functional space to not only store all their gear, but also maintain it. Thankfully they've got the best guy on the job, but will John be able to manage Zack's big plans for this tiny build.
#11 - 600 Sq. Ft. Power-Couple's Retreat
Season 5 - Episode 3
All-Star Athlete and Hall-of-Famer, Deion Sanders and Executive Producer and Host, Tracey Edmonds are the epitome of a power-couple. Between their work schedules, the traveling, and family members visiting, these two find it nearly impossible to find a place where they can just kick-back, relax and enjoy each other's company. John and Zack have to come up with a serious game plan if they're going to score a touchdown on this tiny build!
#12 - 344 Sq. Ft. Tiny Tech-Free Retreat
Season 5 - Episode 20
CJ and Christina lead successful but stressful professional lives out in Silicon Valley while also raising their boys, JJ and baby Max. They're looking to escape the tech in the valley and retreat to what they hope will be a tiny sanctuary. They've asked John and Zack to help create a space that will help this family reconnect with stars and give mom a spa-like space where she can relax. But will trouble on the road cause this family's tiny dreams to come crashing down?
#13 - Two Turntables and a Tiny House
Season 6 - Episode 6
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.
#14 - 600 Sq. Ft. Tiny Victorian
Season 4 - Episode 9
Danny and Lonie are successful business owners looking to go tiny not just for the financial freedom, but mainly to focus more on each other instead of being bogged down with the upkeep of their old Victorian house. They've asked John and Zack to help build them a home that will have a modern layout that more efficiently breaks up their space and an exterior that matches the charm of their Victorian neighborhood. The biggest challenge will be figuring out a space for their massive wardrobe and a functional outdoor space for hosting their weekend brunches.
#15 - 520 Sq. Ft. Tiny Maoil Hale
Season 5 - Episode 18
Angela and Elizabeth have gotten rid of almost everything they owned in order to pursue their dream of opening an eco-feminist retreat center on the beautiful big island of Hawaii. They've asked John and Zack to make the trip out to paradise and help create a home for them and their two-year old, Riah, that embodies the traditional Hawaiian aesthetic while maintaining an off-grid system. Not only will this tiny house be their new home, but eventually it will serve as the center of the retreat and will need to accommodate their guests as well. Zack and John will have to figure out how to maximize this tiny space in order to complete Angela and Elizabeth's big vision!
#16 - 400 Sq. Ft. Vacation House
Season 3 - Episode 6
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.
#17 - 545 Sq. Ft. Seven's Company
Season 4 - Episode 7
The Moore's are so busy with their individual schedules that they find it hard to get everyone together in the same room on most days. They're looking for a tiny house that can not only get them spending more time together but that can accommodate workspaces for 3 boys who are homeschooling, mom and dad who are working on their degrees, and enough space for musical jam sessions. Not to mention they have 2 older sons that frequently like to come visit and take advantage of some home cooked meals. That's right seven people in one tiny house, so needless to say, John and Zack will have their hands full with this one!
#18 - 576 Sq. Ft. Mississippi Memory Home
Season 3 - Episode 1
A family rebuilds their home after it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. While they are excited to return to their community, permit issues threaten to shut the whole build down. Plus this family wants an open floor plan with a full dining table to host large family dinners. Zack rises to the challenge with one of his most innovative furniture pieces to date.
#19 - 280 Sq. Ft. Bohemian Tree House
Season 5 - Episode 5
Rob and Yvonne may be young but they have some evolved plans for their future and it all starts with going tiny! They've asked John and Zack to help build them a tree house inspired space that resembles their youthful personalities and love for nature mixed with some modern touches and some serious functionality to make this one of our most unique builds yet!
#20 - 340 Sq. Ft. Big Dogs, Tiny House
Season 5 - Episode 10
Sean and Kate have decided to embrace their window of opportunity and travel the country before their 1-year-old son Emery starts school. These two both work from home, so they're ready to hit the road and explore, but the only problem is they have 2 big dogs they need to bring with them. They've asked John and Zack to help them create a modern home that's sleeps everyone comfortably, including their big furry friends, and is durable enough to take on some miles. When weight becomes a concern, Zack worries his solution for a portable dog yard will keep this family stationed.
#21 - 700 Sq. Ft. Tiny Recording Studio
Season 5 - Episode 8
Award-winning Producer/Rapper Lil Jon has asked John and Zack to come build him a tiny recording studio right in his backyard! He's looking for something completely functional he can record his next big hit in, but his wife Nicole is hoping this tiny house can replicate the style of their big house and also serve as a guest space for their family and friends. John and Zack will have to figure out how to balance the mix in the space without scratching the record.
#22 - 325 Sq. Ft. Texan's Take Tiny House
Season 5 - Episode 4
Mark and Nicole are all about living life to the fullest and when these two grab on to an idea they take off and run with it. After spending a couple years in Hawaii these two Texans have made their way back to their home state and are looking forward to being closer to family, and taking the leap into tiny living. But will their dog Oliver be too anxious to make the leap with them or can Zack and John come up with a way to make sure Oliver gets his own tiny paradise?
#23 - 500 Sq. Ft. Rocky Mountain Mansion
Season 1 - Episode 5
A couple from Colorado builds 500 sq. foot Tiny House after their old home was destroyed by a wildfire. They're downsizing their mountain top retreat, but they work from home and it's a tall order for our hosts John and Zack to fit two separate offices into this modern abode.
#24 - 150 Sq. Ft. Mobile Bachelor Pad
Season 1 - Episode 7
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.
#25 - 325 Sq. Ft. Expandable Tiny Cottage
Season 4 - Episode 22
Jay and Jodi built their dream house but soon realized they were spending all their time working to maintain it. Jodi has decided to make a huge leap, and she plans on leaving her job as a pharmacist to be a full-time mom. Their biggest concern is going to be creating a space that is still comfortable for the whole family, while keeping in mind they have a soon-to-be teenage daughter Grace, who would appreciate just a tiny bit of privacy from her younger sisters. John and Zack's biggest challenge will be creating space that brings this family of five closer together.