Tiny House, Big Living Now Casting on HGTV

The following is an Announcement from Orion Entertainment

Tiny House, Big Living, a new HGTV series, is looking for couples, families and singles (w/sidekicks) who are leaving behind their conventional lives to build and live in a tiny house! We are seeking people who are just beginning or have recently begun building their tiny house project.

The series is looking for enthusiastic, fun-loving folks who are open to sharing their downsizing adventure with HGTV and their audience!

We will spotlight builders who are customizing their homes to fit their unique personalities–from custom furniture to custom layouts–making the most of downsizing their living space! We are looking for tiny homes that stand out! Are you using all salvaged materials? Are you hiring a professional architect or designing as you go?

Whether you’re building a tiny house to nuke the mortgage, travel the country or minimize your carbon footprint, however you (and your tiny house) roll….we’d love to hear from you! Production begins late winter/early spring of 2015.

For more information please contact: whayes@orionentertainment.com or go to: thbl.orionentertainment.com

Do You Live Tiny? Want to Share Your Story on TV?

The following is a casting call for a new television show provided by the producers of Tiny House Nation:

Do you live the Tiny House lifestyle? We want to hear from you!

Tiny House Nation is a new TV series that celebrates the movement of extreme downsizing. Each week, we’ll meet individuals and families who have taken the plunge and are building their own tiny dream homes.

But, these are not the only stories we want to tell! We’re also actively looking to feature the stories, photos and videos that show off your first-hand experience and design innovation.

Whether it’s multi-purpose furniture design, creative floor plans and window placement, personal touches, tips for living tiny with kids and pets, or ways you find privacy in a shared space… we want you to inspire us!

Share your story, photos, and videos with tinyhousetvshow@gmail.com and one of our producers may contact you with more information about how you could be part of this great new series.

Tiny House Nation is set to air this summer on FYI, a new addition to A&E Networks’ family of channels.

Photo from a somewhat unrelated post about The Flying Tortoise Talks Tiny House Living on TV.

Moving Your Family Off-Grid? Want to be on TV?

A television company contacted us with news that they are looking for a family that’s moving off-grid to appear on their documentary-style television show.  In particular, they are looking for a Mom & Dad with 2 or more children over the age of 10.
If that sounds like you, email the names and ages of all family members, contact information, photos and a brief description of your story to offgrid@twofouramerica.com.

Television Show Design Team to Finish Frontier Fortress in One Week

The following is a guest post from Jamie.

Major cable network TV show about tiny houses has just secured a partnership with Frontier Fortress, a pre-fab build company that has created an environmentally friendly home that has a 10’x12′ footprint with a 6’x14′ “mezzanine” lofted area and 3’x10′ deck on the second level. According to the builder, it is an ideal home for an individual or couple.

The estimated cost of this home is $25k. The house would be shipped to the buyer’s location and assembled by the builders. Our design team would take care of all of the finishing, both internal and external, in one week’s time, all of which would be documented by cameras for our show. Again, we should note that all of the finishing on the house will be well beyond the cost of the home itself and will significantly add to the value of the home. The homeowner will end up with a unique, fully functional, and extremely impressive tiny house.

Learn more about the Frontier Fortress Model 1…

If interested in building the home and would like to document the process on a major cable network, please email tinyhousetvshow@gmail.com for more information!

Major Network TV Show Seeks People Who Are in the Beginning Stages of Planning and Building a Tiny House

“A major network and award-winning production company are seeking individuals and families nationwide that are planning on building and moving into a tiny house between March – June 2014.  A team of expert builders and designers led by a former Disney Imagineer who has designed projects for multiple A-list celebrities will create one-of-a-kind and fully functional layouts filled with custom features intended on maximizing tiny spaces and suit the unique needs of the client while also significantly increasing the value of the properties.

We are seeking people who are planning tiny house builds of all kinds (yurts, cabins, cottages, floating homes, container conversion homes, urban micro apartments, etc.) and will be downsizing and transitioning into the tiny house lifestyle for the first time. We are especially interested in anyone who has made progress in any of these departments:BLUEPRINTS, FOUNDATIONS, ZONING AND/OR BUILDING PERMITS, COMPLETED WELL/SEPTIC SYSTEMS OR ELECTRICAL WIRING.  *** Please note, all applicants should have an allotted, available budget and should be planning their build/move-in within the next five months (February – July 2014).

Interested individuals, couples and families should be located in the US and should have specific ideas and plans in place as it relates to their purchase and/or build. For inquiries or to apply, email the following information totinyhousetvshow@gmail.com: name, location, renovation budget, information on who lives with you, why you want to live in a tiny home, and what you would like your space to look like. Additionally, please include photos of who lives in your home as well as contact information.” – Jamie

(Photo credit to Pad Tiny Houses)

The Cultivating Contentment Challenge

Over the last few days the idea of being a tiny houser who lives in an ever commercialized and material world has been on my mind. This is because Steven Harrell wrote to me with the tidy heading “cultivating contentment” after he published my last article at Tiny House Listings.