Tiny House Nation Premieres Wednesday, July 9 at 10PM ET on FYI

In “Tiny House Nation,” renovation experts and hosts, John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin, travel across America to show off ingenious small spaces and the inventive people who live in them, as well as help new families design and construct their own mini-dream home in a space no larger than 300 square feet.” – FYI Network

Tiny House Nation premieres Wednesday, July 9 at 10PM ET on FYI. The series will air every Wednesday at 10pm. The first episode is the Kibert family in Maryville, TN. Watch the preview trailer and learn more About Tiny House Nation – Season 1 – FYI Network.

 

15 comments

  1. Anyone familiar with Ontario Canada ‘s rules and regulations?

    1. @Raymond Cooper – We’re apart of a small community of Tiny House Enthusiasts in the Tri-city (Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph) in Ontario and helping our friends build their first Tiny House! Definitely an OK go for Ontario! I believe there’s one in Toronto as well!

      1. We are in Shelbune ontario and looking at the tiny house as a viable housing option. Just have no idea where to start

  2. I’m pretty sure you have to be on wheels. Ontario has some pretty exacting zoning regs. There are a bunch of tiny houses up that way, as Tiffany said, but I know that they are much more demanding in codes than most of the states.

    As always do your homework.

  3. I’d sure like to know what tiny house design and build experience John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin have because I have been in the business for over 15 years and never heard of them?

    LaMar

    1. Zack built the Outdoor Research tiny house and has carpentry experience. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/03/garden/so-small-but-already-a-tv-star.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

      John has lots of DIY and television experience. http://www.fyi.tv/shows/tiny-house-nation/cast/john-weisbarth

      It’s also important to note that the tiny house movement itself doesn’t seem at all to be an exclusive club. In fact for years it’s felt open and diverse. So I personally welcome anyone to jump into the idea of extreme downsizing with both feet – no matter who you know – or don’t.

  4. Always been wanting a tiny house. Hoping to build mine or have it built in the next year or so. Looking forward to the show as an ingenious and surprising build each episode!

  5. Very interesting concept, and I have been watching the show. If part of the concept is to be more sustainable, why aren’t more passive solar systems used – I just saw the episode in Vermont, and with nearly 500 sq. ft. there was NO comfortable furniture – and there could have been – and the polished concrete floor is going to be miserable and hard to heat in a Vermont winter. Missed opportunity to use passive solar and in-floor hot water radiant heat . . . .

  6. I’m a big fan of downsizing and Tiny homes in general. However, I have to question the validity of some small tiny homes that some folks seem to think are so mobile. Just because you can drive it all over do you think you should? What about the fuel wasted dragging around 10-15K pounds? What about the safety factor of pulling a trailer when you have no experience? I say build a small house and park it some where long term, or just go buy a small trailer and work your way up. Do the math on the money spent to build one on wheels, the vehicle needed, the wear and tear on said vehicle and the wear and tear on the tiny house itself. Let’s get a little real H. and Angela. Please! A full bathtub and a full size kitchen??? Somebody please get her a tape measure. I think you’re missing the point of a Tiny house.

    1. Most folks don’t move them. It’s not an RV.

      As far as doing the green offset math be sure to factor in the energy savings and the huge amounts of electricity and gas required by normal homes. I think the tiny house wins every time.

  7. Hi, I’m a midwife in Alaska and am looking into a tiny house when I’m done house-sitting around the end of March… I’m not really sure where to start… Any direction for me? Any chance of getting on the show?

    1. You can check with the producers of Tiny House Nation about getting on the show. http://www.fyi.tv/shows/tiny-house-nation

      Also check out the Tiny House Hunters and Tiny House Builders shows on HGTV.

      If you want to build on yourself I highly recommend taking a workshop. A great how-to book is Dan Louche’s design and construction guide. http://www.tinyhomebuilders.com/tiny-house-book

      For tiny house people and businesses near you see the Tiny House Map http://www.tinyhousemap.com

      For tiny homes for sale see http://tinyhouselistings.com

      I hope that helps!

  8. if anyone is looking for local tiny home builder in ontario, check out the facebook page ” OG Contractors” or call 519-560-0362 to start your dream today!

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