Mini-binge potential is there for Tiny House Nation with the first seven shows of Season 5 on Netflix, but I’m only on episode one. So far, it’s a pretty typical reality reno show: high-energy hosts, quick cuts, upbeat music, and bite-sized at around 24 minutes an episode. The storyline is simple: two renovation pros embark on an endless road trip, rolling in to help out on tiny home builds that are underway. That’s what I’ve got so far. I’ll see how far I get. For a four-minute sample: “Tiny House Nation: Mark & Nicole”.
“Here’s what living in a tiny house is really like, according to people who traded their homes for minimalism” is a really enjoyably light-reading, photo-loaded look at many of the things you’d first wonder about tiny home life: cooking, sleeping space, personal space, toilets, and lots more. Fun.
Here’s a pretty extensive tour, 60 Impressive Tiny Houses That Maximize Function and Style, from Country Living magazine, each with a photo, captioned details, and links. Around 300 sq. ft. and under is considered tiny, although some are bigger. A convenient way to get an overview and see what’s going on!
20 Surprisingly Beautiful Tiny Homes (Business Insider, Jan. 9, 2013) checks out tiny pads all over the place, New York to Hong Kong, Warsaw, Poland to Wuhan, China, with spaces ranging from 11 sqf to around 300 sqf, with several under 60! Nice.
Wow, this cool woman really lays it out in an unignorably straight-up style. Under $3,500, huh?! Um…inspiring.
This little video tour gave me a bit of a feel for extreme tiny living. The house is around 100 sq. ft. (pretty sure that doesn’t include the cozy-looking attic sleeping-storage space). The tour guide is Jay Shafer, founder of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. He’s been living in, designing, building, and selling plans for tiny houses for over a decade. When you start thinking “tiny home,” Jay’s name seems to pop up everywhere, he’s definitely a leader in the North American tiny house scene… I could adapt to 100 sq. ft., but I think it’d be intense.