Where did all these tiny house TV shows come from? Spawned by global pressures of population growth combined with diminishing resources, the growing interest in tiny houses seems to be more than a passing fad, and possibly indicative of what will become the new normal in housing solutions.
Post-GFC America would lay claim to declaring this explosion of interest in tiny houses a ‘movement’, with TV shows such as Tiny House Nation showcasing some of America’s best examples of mini-houses in urban, suburban, and wilderness settings. Launched in July 2014, the freshness and popularity of Tiny House Nation suggests the market for tiny house solutions in America, as elsewhere, is still in its infancy.
Another tiny house TV show from America is Tiny House Builders. The host takes viewers into some of the world’s most beautiful (and sometimes treacherous) locations to create micro-dwellings from salvaged materials.
Tiny house TV show from Australia
The most exciting news for tiny house enthusiasts in Australia is the launch of Tiny House Australia (Foxtel), hosted by Andrew Winter, host of Selling Houses Australia. Promoting the tiny house movement as a UK-originated idea that spread to Australia, Tiny House Australia promises to follow eight Australian couples as they search for the perfect tiny house, each couple viewing three tiny houses per episode in a very familiar property sales TV format.
From luxurious, high-tech Ecocapsules to quintessentially Australian flat-pack Colorbond sheds, the tiny house concept is open to endless forms of replication, homage, and creative interpretation. While public interest lasts – and it shows no sign of waning – there are enough tiny house building projects being completed to provide content for tiny house TV shows in perpetuity.
There are so many ways to express the tiny house philosophy and although some tiny houses (like Ecocapsules) are the equivalent of precious jewels, one of our backyard pods can be installed, fully decked out with the latest interior fittings, furnishings, and electronic gadgetry, and made eco-friendly with solar panels and water tanks, for just a small fraction of what you might need to spend buying one of these ‘glamour pod’ brands.