Tiny House Nation Running [
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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 ...
A father-son duo builds an off-grid home in Montana's Flathead Valley. The 720-square-foot stick-frame home takes advantage of the mountain winds using a wind-turbine generator for power and features plenty of upcycled materials from the surrounding area.
A Montana carpenter has big plans to build a unique pontoon houseboat so he can live on Flathead Lake year-round. As both a builder and artist, he has the skills to turn his vision into a reality but an early winter threatens the whole project.
Peter and Ashley Jensen build a sustainable straw bale panel house in the Hudson Valley -- the first of its kind in the States. With only three months to work, the race against nature is as they attempt to finish before the East Coast winter sets in.
A group of off-grid-living enthusiasts come together to build a 300-square-foot bungalow. With a variety of eco-friendly features, including a solar-powered water pump, this house is a welcome addition to the environmentally friendly community.
An adventurous couple builds a home with self-sustaining features near the Ozark National Forest. And while they both have renovation experience, building on the dangerous mountainside terrain in a location plagued by flash foods will be a challenge.
A couple constructs an upcycled off-grid homestead deep in the sprawling South Carolina islands; plans for the catamaran-style home include a luxury yacht aesthetic, but the couple must build during hurricane season to meet their deadline.
Novice builder Danny Clark attempts to construct a 600-square-foot stone cabin in Vermont's White River Valley; the home is sure to be a true work of art, but his inexperience, the harsh winter and the unusual architecture push him to his limits.
A family attempts to build a 400-square-foot cabin situated on a small island in Northern Idaho; access to the property is limited, and rough waters make it difficult to bring materials in; it's a race to the finish as winter hits the island early.
Mark Smith builds an off-grid modular home perched high on a cliff off the coast of Vancouver, Canada; the pressure is on as even the smallest mistake can result in the home tumbling 85 feet down into the ocean.
Jared 'Cappie' Capp showcases the luxury of off-grid living by building a modern home in the Black Hills of South Dakota; this stunning all-solar-powered abode has a wood-burning fireplace, a gourmet kitchen and a 400-square-foot loft.
Jared 'Cappie' Capp showcases the luxury of off-grid living by building a modern home in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This stunning all-solar-powered abode will have a wood-burning fireplace, gourmet kitchen and a 400-square-foot loft.
Builder Phil Parr heads to the wilderness of northern Colorado to build the ultimate off-grid tent. Far beyond simple nylon and poles, this lavish tent has a custom fabricated wooden frame, canvas shell and 650-square-feet of livable elegance.
Deep in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State, a couple is building their 2,400-square-foot dream cabin. The location gives them amazing views but hauling heavy beams up dusty switchbacks on a six-month deadline pushes them to their limits.
Cat Taylor uses her artistic and naturalistic background to construct a remote sanctuary for her and her husband in the woods of Northwest Texas. The two-story home uses a mixture of sand, clay and straw with a touch of comfort to entertain family.
A Texas family builds an oceanfront oasis on the majestic slopes of Maui, Hawaii. The Quonset hut they've chosen to go with will keep the budget low but a number of unexpected setbacks will push the hardworking family to their limits.
Professional treehouse builder Michael 'Murph' Murphy wants to build a cottage retreat for his family in Washington. He enlists his friends to create a natural siding and a massive fishing net for lounging above the living space.
First-time builders Shay and Shae set out to build a home using five shipping containers on a wooded lot in Oklahoma. They hope his background in electrical and welding, and their collection of building materials, helps them finish the job quickly.
Marine scientists in Florida hire engineers Nicolas Derouin and Arnaud Luguet to create a first-of-its-kind floating home. They have nine months to complete it, but unpredictable weather and building hiccups may sink this project before it can swim.
Bamboo-home architect David Sands seizes the opportunity to build his own getaway in Hawaii that features a luxurious outdoor bath area and detached, starlit master bedroom. However, volcanic eruptions threaten to send the entire project up in smoke.
Kolin Buzerak has recently returned to his family's 100-acre property in upstate New York to put down some roots. He plans to build an off-grid timber frame cabin with a full kitchen, living space, dining area and open loft bedroom. His goal of living off the grid before winter hits is threatened, however, when the locally sourced lumber will not dry fast enough. His dad, mom, brother and girlfriend all chip in to help speed up the tedious work of hand building the intricate timber frame so Kolin's dream home can come true.
New York newlyweds escape the city to build their first home upstate in a secluded part of the Hudson Valley. Utilizing timber felled from their own property, they plan to craft their own tiny house completely off the grid, but the persistent weather, demanding pace and unexpected setbacks threaten to derail their honeymoon project.
A Colorado couple attempts to build one of the most energy-efficient homesteads in the state. Mother Nature and bleeding edge technologies give them a run for their money as they race to complete their high-end alpine lodge before winter hits.
Adventure seeker Joey Caiafa sets out to build a mountaintop hideout outside of Leadville, Colorado. He enlists the help of his friends and an architectural designer to trick out the solar-powered space, but missed deadlines, brutal weather and multiple injuries could bring the build to a halt.
A creative family builds a custom home where the mountains and desert collide in Colorado's last frontier. The dream project quickly turns into a job when the harsh terrain combines with the demanding pace they've set for themselves.
Beau Dunavant bought a piece of land in Tres Piedras, New Mexico, as a gift for his girlfriend, Samantha Inman, where they can build a home made of mostly recycled materials and dirt. They plan to construct a modest, self-sufficient structure, but with blowing dirt, blistering sun and freezing temperatures, they may have underestimated the power of the desert.
A couple builds their off-grid dream home on a remote mountaintop overlooking the Southwest Montana backcountry. Together they've dreamed up a mountain base camp that's high tech and suits their outdoor lifestyle, but in this far-flung location where mother nature rules, they will be pushed to the edge and beyond.
Two families decide to simplify their lives by going off the grid. A family of four builds their dream home overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Lubec, Maine, while pro snowboarder Sean Busby and his wife move out of their yurt in Whitefish, Montana, as they build their off-grid home with stunning views of Glacier National Park.
A young cabin builder creates a one-of-a-kind cabin in upstate New York during the harsh winter months. Because of the new and complicated design, the crew must adapt to the environment, work efficiently and leave no room for mistakes. The end result is the ultimate off-the-grid cathedral in the Catskills.
Laura Williams is on a mission to build an off-the-grid home in the desert outside of Tucson, Arizona. Together with a group of volunteers, she'll build an earthen three-dome home completely by hand. The team battles a steep learning curve and Mother Nature in a race to finish before the scorching Arizona summer arrives.
Sage Stoneman is on the hunt for new ways to build off-grid homes that not only use natural building materials but blend them seamlessly into their environment. He teams up with world-renowned natural builder SunRay Kelley to experiment with a never-before used building material: mushrooms! Follow along as they not only design a mushroom-shaped house but virtually grow one.
After years of apprenticing for natural builders, Sonia Havill is putting her skills to the test by building her first house: an off-grid cob cottage on top of an Oregon mountain. She enlists the help of friends and family, but her lack of experience and the Pacific Northwest's notorious rainy season could wash away her dream.
Specialty builders Jon and Amanda D'Aleo design and build 'earth-sheltered' homes for clients in southern Colorado, but they weren't expecting a project this far off the grid. They'll have to work overtime to get a house constructed and buried before the Colorado winter hits.
Beth wants a beach getaway on the white sandy beaches of Ambergris Caye, Belize. Construction manager Ken Grissom has experience building in the Caribbean and is just the man for the job. Ken and his crew transport tons of building materials to the remote island and attempt the impossible task of constructing an off-the-grid luxury getaway with the warm Caribbean water just steps away.
A family is determined to build an off-the-grid cabin along Idaho's Salmon River; the family members take on Class 5 rapids to portage out materials, and they must race to complete their cabin before low tide hits and they can't return home.
The Walker family takes on a multi-generational construction project rebuilding their 100-year-old mining cabin in the Colorado wilderness; they're a family of engineers who are game for any challenges that will face them in the months ahead.
A creative family builds a three-story tiny house full of clever features on the easternmost property in the US. But with limited experience and a three-month deadline, they'll need the help of a few local Mainers to get it done. Follow their journey in the stunning North Atlantic as they handcraft their new off-grid home from the ground up.
A couple builds their dream home in a remote canyon just north of Yellowstone National Park in Montana; they create an earthen home suited to the climate; they'll navigate the hardships of their remote setting while surrounded by stunning views.
A young couple is leaving their Air Force positions to build a log cabin together and start a new life in the last frontier of Alaska. With only three weeks to make it ready before the winter, they'll need all the family, friends and determination they can muster to get it done. Follow their journey as they endure the elements and long northern days to handcraft their new home from the ground up and completely off the grid.
After witnessing the demise of Casco Bay's Halfway Rock Lighthouse, history-lover and Maine native Ford Reiche now has the chance to return this American icon to its former glory. It will take barges full of scaffolding, brave masons and the cooperation of Mother Nature to pull it off, but there's nothing worth doing 'halfway' when it comes to Halfway Rock!
In Spearfish Canyon, S.D., off-the-grid builder Jared Capp sets out to turn four shipping containers into a stunning two-story mountain hideaway, featuring five bedrooms, a well, a living roof, solar panels, and other high-end amenities.
A snowmobile guide and his wife build an off-the-grid cabin by the rivers and mountain ranges of their beautiful home state of Wyoming. The build includes a 272-square-foot cabin with a small shop and garage that are all constructed with zero fossil fuels, meaning no gas generators or grid power will be used and all of the heavy lifting will have to be done by hand. The team faces many challenges, including snowdrifts and visits from four-legged neighbors, but the five-week project will prove to be just as grand as the scenery that surrounds it.
A realtor and his three children set out to build their dream home together on a wooded ridge top in the Ozark Mountains of Oklahoma. But they aren't building a conventional house. They plan to convert three shipping containers into an off-grid paradise. Follow the journey as they navigate the hardships of their remote setting and unorthodox construction project. Surrounded by stunning views and with a little help from friends, they'll build it all by hand completely off the grid.
Off-the-grid contractor Gregg Smith battles the elements to build a cliffside retreat for a family wanting to reconnect in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. But for Gregg and his team, erecting this functional build in the middle of nowhere comes with its fair share of challenges. Will the harsh weather and terrain push Gregg and his team to the limits?
John Beal is ready to leave the city behind and embrace a life off the grid in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. He hires Richart Sowa and his son Eden to build an eco-friendly private floating island made from recycled plastic bottles. Despite facing many challenges, Richart, Eden and the crew work to make John's dream a reality.
The Lighthiser family sets out to build their dream home overlooking the Yellowstone River. Follow their journey as the activists and adventurers battle the elements to construct an uber-efficient house in a windswept valley in southwestern Montana. Surrounded by stunning views and with a little help from friends, they'll build it all by hand and completely off the grid.
Joe Donovan, an avid skier and adventurer, has found the perfect spot for his permanent base camp on a remote ridge in southwest Montana. Follow the adventure as he battles the elements to build his rustic, straw bale dream cabin. Surrounded by stunning views and with a little help from friends, he'll build it all by hand and completely off the grid.
The Busbys, young entrepreneurs and world travelers, have been living off-the-grid for two years already, but now they're ready to take it to the next level. Follow the adventure as they build a super efficient tiny house in northwestern Montana. Surrounded by stunning views and with a little help from friends, they'll build it all by hand completely off-the-grid.
Alaskan adventure guide Don Lee is building a remote survival cabin on top of a glacier where no man has stepped before. But in an area plagued with avalanches and unpredictable weather, this fearless bushman needs to time his construction perfectly. And when you're building in an untouched area only accessible by air, logistics are just the tip of the iceberg.
A creative mountain biking group from Carbondale, Colorado builds a unique mountain retreat that doubles as their very own bike park feature. Dedicated to building off the grid, the team of entrepreneurs and artists haul in their materials across rugged terrain by bicycles and excavate by hand for a truly one-of-a-kind build experience.
Architect Michael Reynolds and his team have four weeks to build a completely self-sufficient Earthship home in Big Sky, Mont.
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