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Since we’re finally so blessed to have an entire TV show dedicated to tiny houses (yes- I’m talking about the Tiny House Nation TV Show on tonight 7/9/14 at 10pm est) I’m also excited about Zack Giffin (co-host of the show) sharing his adventures with us from the last few months (and maybe even years).

I say this because it seems as he’s been ‘secretly’ building tiny houses in anticipation for the show for the last few months and he’s had to stay quiet about it the entire time. But starting today it’s all finally being revealed to us. And I’m just so excited to see what Zack and his team at FYI Television Network (part of A&E and formerly known as the Biography Channel in case you’re having trouble finding FYI in your channel lineup).

Zack Giffin Co-Hosts Tiny House Nation TV Show


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Just in case you’re not aware yet I wanted to let you know that the new Tiny House Nation TV show premiers this Wednesday July 9th, at 10 PM EST on the FYI Network. After that you can catch it every Wednesday night for a new episode. Pretty awesome, right?

The hosts, John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin, travel across the country to show us small spaces and the creative people that build and live in them. From micro apartments in the city to reclaimed trains turned into homes, the point of the show is to share how size doesn’t really always matter and that what really counts is creativity.

Tiny House Nation Television Show: Wednesday Nights!


Image © FYI

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Tumbleweed Tiny Houses will be appearing on HGTV’s Design Star show tonight at 9pm EST.

You’ll be able to watch the three final contestants design three of Tumbleweed’s new Box Bungalow tiny house designs which you can see below.

Update: You can watch the entire episode right now on the HGTV Design Star website.

Three Finalists to Design the Interiors of Tiny Houses

They will be working on the interior design so I believe the units will be empty except for a kitchen and bathroom.

Each one is just 99 square feet inside. If you miss the show tonight don’t worry– you can catch it on Hulu this Friday.

Where You Can Watch the Show

Tumbleweed Tiny Houses on HGTVs Design Star - Three Final Contestants Design a Tiny House
Photo courtesy of Tumbleweed Houses

On HGTV Monday 9/5/2011 at 9/8c

On HGTV Tuesday 9/6/2011 at 12 am

On Hulu Friday 9/9/2011

So those of us without cable will have to wait until this Friday to watch on Hulu.com.

Update: You can watch the entire episode right now on the HGTV Design Star website.

The Tiny House Movement

As I mentioned earlier this week when I first announced this tiny house design contest, this episode will be viewed by an audience of more than 3.5 million people.

It’s encouraging to see that the idea of living in smaller houses is appealing to more people, including the media, Even if it only means that some folks will go from 2,000 square feet to 1,200. There are so many benefits to going smaller. Fewer bills = more freedom!

Awareness of tiny houses encourages people to build an extra little house in their backyard to help support themselves or to provide housing for a loved one.

Learn More About Building Your Own

If you wanted to learn more about the Box Bungalow designs that you saw on the show, Jay Shafer, Tumbleweed’s founder, released his new book based on his new designs. Learn more about the book by watching this video.

See What Other People Think

How do you think the contestants will react to the project? Do you think they will be surprised, shocked or open to the idea of simple living to this “extreme”?

1. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

2. Join the conversation on Twitter #DSTumbleweed

3. Follow us @TinyHouseTalk

Looking forward to everyone’s thoughts and comments after the show.