Tiny House Documentary Now on DVD and iTunes

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We are so excited to announce that our documentary, TINY: A Story About Living Small is now available on DVD, and to rent and download on iTunes!

The film, which many of you backed on Kickstarter nearly three years ago, follows our own process of building a Tiny House from scratch with no building experience. We also visited and filmed other families who have downsized their lives into less than 200 square feet, asking everyone the question: what makes a good home? 

The film premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in 2012 and has screened at over 40 film festivals around the world, but hasn’t been available widely to the public…until now. 

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Purchase the film on DVD: Here 

Rent or download the film on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/tiny-story-about-living-small/id868163491?uo=4&at=11l7mn

In addition to the feature-length documentary, the DVD also includes a bunch of special features: 

  • A super inspiring extended interview with Tiny House owner Dee Williams
  • Fun “Behind the Scenes” footage
  • An extended interview with the filmmakers
  • Featurette on Developing Sustainable Neighborhoods
  • Tiny Houses and Building Codes: Q&A from the 2012 Idaho Planning Conference

Film Synopsis:

After a decade of travel, Christopher Smith approaches his 30th birthday and decides it’s time to plant some roots. He impulsively buys a 5-acre plot of land in hopes of fulfilling a lifelong dream of building a home in the mountains of Colorado. With the support of his girlfriend, Merete, he sets out to build a Tiny House from scratch despite having no construction experience.


From 1970 to 2010, the average size of a new house in America has almost doubled. Yet in recent years, many are redefining their American Dream to focus on flexibility, financial freedom, and quality of life over quantity of space. These self-proclaimed “Tiny Housers” live in homes smaller than the average parking space, often built on wheels to bypass building codes and zoning laws. TINY takes us inside six of these homes stripped to their essentials, exploring the owners’ stories and the design innovations that make them work.

When Christopher decides to build his own Tiny House, he dives into the tension between settling down and staying adrift, between preserving a parcel of land that he loves and developing it. Merete begins to ask her own questions about settling down, and both walk away with unexpected lessons about the meaning of home, the importance of place, and the personal impact of sticking with a project that would become bigger than they’d ever imagined. 

Christopher and Merete

TINY is a coming-of-age story for a generation that is more connected, yet less tied down than ever, and for a society redefining its priorities in the face of a changing financial and environmental climate. More than anything, TINY invites its viewers to dream big and imagine living small.

TINY: A Story About Living Small – Trailer from TINY on Vimeo.

The film is also available for public community screenings and for educational screenings at schools and universities around the country. For more information about setting up a screening of TINY, you can email us at speakthunderfilms@gmail.com

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TINY in Theater

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Bear - June 4, 2014 Reply

I must buy! Thank you Mr. Griswold, I cant get enough of this blog.

    TattooJim - June 29, 2014 Reply

    It’s on Netflix too…. watched it last night and its awesome….

Stan - June 4, 2014 Reply

The DVD link isn’t working. Do you think you’ll try other venues than itunes? I have android tablets and phones and run Linux on my computers so no itunes for me 🙁

    Kent Griswold - June 4, 2014 Reply

    Fixed link! Not sure if it will be available otherwise. Hopefully Merete will be able to answer that. I’ll forward your comment to her.

Katie - June 4, 2014 Reply

Thanks for letting us all know – I can’t wait to see this exciting film. I love my little home! Katie.

    Bear - June 5, 2014 Reply

    Nice blog……Two thumbs up!

Kerry - June 4, 2014 Reply

Hi, this is not available on the iTunes Australian site, nor does appear to be Apple to be shipped outside of Canada Mexico in the US. This is really disappointing! Is there a mistake? I am in Australia and I want to see this film. I guarantee there will be plenty of others who also want to see it. Could someone please tell me how we can do that? And if it is not available outside of those countries mentioned at the moment, could someone please clarify this in the blog entry? If that information is there, I did not see it… sorry if I seem frustrated, but I am because I really want to see this film…

Lindsey - June 4, 2014 Reply

Loading this movie on Netflix now, excited!

Kim - June 5, 2014 Reply

Just finished watching this on Netflix. It’s amazing how something so simple can be so inspiring.

{Review: TINY} - June 25, 2014 Reply

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