“TINY: A story about living small” DVD Givaway!

Merete Mueller and Christopher Smith’s tiny house documentary TINY: A story about living small, has been a top documentary download on iTunes and one of the most watched on Netflix as well. Chances are you’ve already seen it, but if not, we’re giving you a chance to win a copy of this DVD for free!

Read on below to enter…

 TINY a story about living small

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Christopher in person, before starting to build my own tiny house. Merete was kind of enough to send me a copy of this film to review, and I’d like to pass on the generosity. I’ve already watched it twice (on Netflix, so the DVD is still unopened). I’d like for this great documentary to find a new viewer who’d not otherwise have the chance to see it.

Entering this giveaway is super simple.

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In your comment, please include a brief description of your favorite thing about what The Tiny Project has to offer. Complete transparency: What we’re really asking for is a good testimonial about our plans for sale, our photo book, or something else about the Tiny Project website you find helpful.

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Selecting a winner

On Monday, August 11th, one winner will be randomly picked from all those who have met both of the above requirements. I will contact the winner via email, and once I get a current address, will ship the DVD to that lucky person right away.

About TINY: A story about living small

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 became bigger than they’d ever imagined.

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.


Author: Alek Lisefski