Maximus Extreme in Reality TV


by Stew MacInnes

I am excited to announce that my company, Maximus Extreme Living Solutions has entered into an agreement with Loud Television to be one of the builders for a new television show that they are producing for the FYI channel. The FYI channel (formerly known as the Bio channel) is a subsidiary of the A & E network. This is going to be a fantastic show, with an emphasis on the wealth of diversity within the Tiny Home Community. The show will be called “Tiny House Nation,” and will air for initially ten episodes this summer season. The show will highlight individuals as they make the decision to go tiny, in all its forms; from tiny trailers, tiny houseboats, tiny homes and micro-apartments.

The premise of the show is to really examine, through the unique stories of individuals, America’s fascination with and migration towards the Tiny Home Movement. Not only will the participants of the show be highlighted, but also the accompanying designers, architects and builders (like me). The show is also going to make available to participants the services of a former Disney Imagineer by the name of John Marsala. John has a long and illustrious career and has served not only the corporate world, but a large group of A-list individuals. I am personally excited to collaborate with John and his team at Modern Anthology on some of these projects. The opportunity to learn from someone who is so talented is extremely exciting and will be a huge benefit to the participants of the show.

The Tiny House Nation will be on the cutting edge of bringing the Tiny Home Movement to a whole new segment of the general population, both domestically and abroad, that have never been exposed to this alternative style of living. It will be a huge boost for creating awareness within and for the Tiny Home Community. As several million viewers watch the show each week, it will hopefully shed some light on the positive aspects of downsizing, as well as bring awareness to some of the struggles that the Tiny Home Community faces as a whole. Apart from the more pressing “real world concerns” previously mentioned, the Tiny House Nation will give the average viewer an unprecedented look into the amazing world of the Tiny Home Community; from the incredible designs, ingenious solutions for storage, models of energy efficiency and green living and the whimsical side, that makes the whole idea of tiny living so appealing.

My expectation for my company is to be a strong representative for the Tiny Home Community by building the absolute best product that we can for whoever may be the participant that we are paired with for that particular week. I realize that this is not only a tremendous opportunity for my company in terms of exposure; but we also have the responsibility to appropriately and positively represent the Tiny Home Community at large.

Lastly, for those individuals who missed the original casting call placed by Loud Television, there is still an opportunity for interested parties to participate. In a nutshell the producers are looking for individuals or families that are looking to move into, design, build themselves or have one built for them or purchase a tiny dwelling. Potential participants need to have a working budget and those funds readily available for their particular project. They need to be looking to start their project within the next 30-60 days. Participants need to provide a narrative describing their intent along with photos of themselves and any others that will be living with them. For the summer season, time is of the essence; interested individuals may contact me (Stew MacInnes of Maximus Extreme Living Solutions) through one of the available options listed below. Stay tuned for more specifics regarding the first television show, the “TINY HOUSE NATION” to highlight the Tiny Home lifestyle, this summer on the FYI channel!

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Ron - March 11, 2014 Reply

Well, good….. I think this is a show that is need…

Changes must happen here and seemly only the people of the country can do it….


    Larry - March 11, 2014 Reply

    Or, as my favorite guy, Steve Martin’s famous line from The Jerk…”I just need this lamp and that’s all I need.”

Judy Childers - March 11, 2014 Reply

Cannot wait, so happy for all of you, I don’t have cable, so no A&E but I will find a friend that wants to see it. Best of luck Judy

Deek - March 11, 2014 Reply

Nice! Have fun working with “you know who”- a good dude…. have fun with it!

Wendy - March 11, 2014 Reply

Sounds like fun! I have a good friend who made it through about five steps of the elimination process, but withdrew, I think due to lack of immediate funds for building. Hopefully the show will be a success and she will be able to make the next season.
I can’t wait to see it!
Also- if you don’t have cable, you may be able to watch it on the computer- a lot of networks now offer full episode online after the original air date.

Victoria Cullen - March 11, 2014 Reply

Congratulations! I will be watching! So nice meeting you at the Benicia Innermost House event. What an amazing evening. Glad you made it home safely; I know it was a long drive for you. I look forward to crossing paths again one day, if only through the television!

    Kent Griswold - March 11, 2014 Reply

    Hi Victoria, I also enjoyed meeting you at Benicia. It was a fantastic evening. This post is by someone else. I will not be on TV. Oh well 🙂


Beth - March 11, 2014 Reply

This is really exciting news!! I am among the “fascinated” category… Tiny House Blog is my favorite email to receive on a daily basis! The creativity and craftsmanship just spur my imagination and I use some of these ideas as jumping off points for projects as I organize my home. (Even though “home” is far from tiny!! 40 acre farm that an older, needing-extensive-repairs 3000 sq ft house came with – bought for the land, not so much the house!!) BUT a girl (56 yo with a bad back) can dream!! Helps me get more in touch with my inner free spirit!! PS Deek – especially love your videos! Would love to come to a workshop, but have not real reason to…. sigh.

Deek - March 11, 2014 Reply

Hey Beth- thanks- hope you’re well! There’s another show being filmed in CA right now too….

DELLA WITT-DENIZERI - March 11, 2014 Reply

OMG!!! This is exciting news!!!! Congratulations! I am a walking commercial for the tiny home movement! So many great opportunities available…..out side the box! I hope the show is aired in my area!

Anastasia - March 12, 2014 Reply

Please keep us updated on the project- and let us know when this will be shown. I am SO excited. I just wish I were able to do this right now.
This is a dream come true for many people- like armchair travelers, we will be able to watch the experience we wish we were having.
I hope it will be set up like one of those decorating shows- lots of work with minimal drama.
Good luck, and hope you have lots of actual FUN in the process!

Elaine - March 12, 2014 Reply

I wish you all the best on the TV show, but please don’t claim to represent “the Tiny House Community” with capitals, as those it’s an entity. I’m the owner of the website and business, the coordinator of the annual tiny house fair ( and the sponsor of the Tiny House Alliance ( I’m glad that you want to build the best possible homes, and I’d like to offer you more support, but the claims you make on your web site and in this post make it difficult to do so. What is semi-scientific? Something like pseudo-scientific? Who does that serve? Why make a broad claim on your website that your homes are the best – why not just list the facts about your materials, workmanship and processes so readers can decide for themselves? And a tiny house on steroids? What tiny house enthusiast wants anything on steroids? Aren’t most of us interested in minimalist living in harmony with nature and each other, rather than being or buying the biggest and best? IMHO, we would all be able to hear your message better if you toned it down a few decibels.

sandra - May 1, 2014 Reply

I have not seen how the dirty water is dispensed with wherever you go, is it just like a motorhome, you have to go to gas stations and pay to dump your water? And where do you fill your water tanks? Electrical? do you just run an extension chord to the house? Can solar panels work, or are they too heavy. Hope you have the answers someone?

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