Two young people decide to downsize their lives by building a 'tiny home' on a flatbed trailer.


Merete Mueller (co-director), Christopher Smith (co-director)


Merete Mueller (story), Merete Mueller
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Credited cast:
Daryl Gibson Daryl Gibson ... Self - Daryl Gibson
Merete Mueller Merete Mueller ... Self
Jay Shafer Jay Shafer ... Self
Christopher Smith ... (voice)
Logan Smith Logan Smith ... Self
Paul H. Smith Paul H. Smith ... Self - Paul H. Smith
William J. Smith William J. Smith ... Self - William H. Smith
Tammy Strobel ... Self
Dee Williams Dee Williams ... Self


What is home? And how do we find it? TINY follows one couple's attempt to build a Tiny House from scratch with no building experience, and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into houses smaller than the average parking space. Through homes stripped down to their essentials, the film raises questions about sustainability, good design, and the changing American Dream. Written by Merete Mueller

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Christopher Smith: There's a point in every project where the excitement of the original idea wears off, and you're left with a lot to do.
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Tiny Houses and Bigger Ideas
8 April 2014 | by marklear-1See all my reviews

This is an interesting documentary, which has two themes. Much of it follows the building of a "tiny house", which is mounted on a trailer, caravan/motorhome style. These "houses" don't look much like vans, but more like what you would expect from the title, and are very clever in their use of space to achieve this. The other theme of the film is the motivation behind living in such small spaces (nearly all less than 200sq.ft.) in a world of ever-growing house sizes. It is clear that, by and large, the people who promote this kind of living, are committed and engaging. We meet quite a few owners "at home", and a cat seems to play an important role in many of their lives. We saw this film in Melbourne (Australia) and there was a actual-size floor plan on the floor just outside the cinema entrance, of the main tiny house in the film. The screening was unusual too in that quite a few folks stayed in the cinema after the film, to chat about what they had seen. If this topic is of interest, you will enjoy this film.

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9 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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TINY: История о том, как жить компактно See more »

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