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TINY: A Story About Living Small (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 9 March 2013 (USA)
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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 ... Daryl Gibson (Herself)
Merete Mueller Merete Mueller ... Herself
Jay Shafer Jay Shafer ... Himself
Christopher Smith ... (voice)
Logan Smith Logan Smith ... Himself
Paul H. Smith Paul H. Smith ... Paul H. Smith (Himself)
William J. Smith William J. Smith ... William H. Smith (Himself)
Tammy Strobel Tammy Strobel ... Herself
Dee Williams Dee Williams ... Herself


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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9 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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Speak Thunder Films See more »
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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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Really not very good
13 December 2014 | by eric-280See all my reviews

Even as someone with sympathy toward the 'tiny house' movement, I struggled to have sympathy for this movie. The commentary grated as they spoke of people who apparently have houses too large for them to sustain, and spend all their time working to keep up the mortgage. They call those 'normal' people.

It's a pretty show, but ultimately the main guy is woefully unprepared for what he's taking on; props to him for showing this and he makes no apologies about it. In several places they show some really great work that was done by some of the other people in the film, and I wish it elaborated on what they had done. Overall it was weak, with some bits that seemed like advertising but most that seemed like sloppiness. The house itself seemed really nice at the end and that honestly seemed like a surprise - show me that happening!

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