Tiny House Jamboree - Colorado Camping Cabins

Tiny House Jamboree

MARY: It's the number-onedestination for tiny housers.

TREVOR: Over 50,000 builders,buyers, owners, and dreamers from all across the countryare making their way to the epicenterof everything tiny.

-Is that a tiny house?-Where? Wave to them and seeif they pull over.


You guys want to pull over? Goodbye, Ohio.

We're traveling1,200 miles to Colorado.

'Cause for anyonewho's interested in living in 400 square feetor less.


-Look at how many -tiny houses there are.

-Oh, my gosh.

The place to beis the Tiny House Jamboree.

?? -I'm Trevor.

-I'm Mary.

And we've been livingin a tiny house for about a yearand a half.

We're locatedin Dayton, Ohio, in a little rural part of itcalled Spring Valley.

And we're really lucky,because we ended up living at the back of my parents'animal rescue on 5 acres.

And it's a beautiful spot.

Overall, I have to say, I don't thinkwe could be happier.

I don't misscleaning all the time and havingan expensive mortgage.

[ Laughs ]That is a perk.

[ Cat meows ] We spent a long winterworking on the house with my parentsand moving it outside, which was craziness.

Whoa, whoa! Wow, that's real closeto the side.

MARY: Getting it painted,constructing the stairs, building the cat bridges,and moving in the furniture.

-Wait a minute.

-[ Laughs ] We had spent all this time andmoney and energy on the house.

And it was –The build was done.

And it was such a reliefafter we were finished that it was, like, the perfecttime to pop the question.

What? What is this? I have something specialfor you.

Oh, my God.

I was hoping that, uh,after all this, you would marry me.


[ Laughs ] Oh, my God.

I love you.

I love you, too.

That moment just reallymade it ours together.

She said yes! -Yay!-Yay! -It sealed the deal, officially.

-The icing on the cake.

After more than a year of livingin the tiny house, we thought,"What a better way to celebrate then going to the Tiny HouseJamboree in Colorado Springs?" The Tiny House Jamboreeis probably the biggest tiny house eventin the world right now.

This is the second yearfor the Jamboree.

The first yearbrought 40,000 people from five countriesand all 50 states.

And we heard there was gonna bealmost 50 houses -to tour this year.


So, at 28 feet long, our house is pretty bigfor a tiny house.

At roughly 16,500 pounds, this thing isn't idealfor a long road trip.

Fortunately, we know a guy that makes tiny housesdown the road.

And he's gonna let us borrowa tinier tiny house.

-[ Chuckles ]-We haven't even seen it yet, so we're gonna check it outfor the very first time.

Hello! -Hey, guys.

-Hey! -Hey, man.

-Wow, look at this.

-Good to see you.

-What's up? How are you guys? -Hi! How are you?-What do you guys think? It's beautiful! The tinier tiny housethat we're actually taking out to Colorado Springsis made by Modern Tiny.

It's a companyin Columbus.

And it's calledThe Mohican.

The house is 20 feet long,8 feet wide.

We think it's about7,500 pounds.

A lot lighter,a lot shorter.

So it's gonna bea lot easier to tow.

-I wish we had a couch.




Let me show you guys around.

Yeah? -Yeah.


-All right.


You guys can doyour dining here.

You can pull this out.

And then you're gonna be able to keep storage herein your stools.

-Oh, that's awesome.

-Oh! That's perfect.

-You definitely need storage.

-Does this seat four people? Yes.

If you pull it out,you can fit four.

-That's really cool.

-That's awesome.

If you needextra counter space or a little desk area,you're able to pull this out.


This wood is beautiful.

-Is that what I think it is?-Yeah.

-Yeah?-What is it? -So check this out.

-Oh, yeah.

Coming down to all your storage.

Oh, wow.

So what we lostin window space, right? What we got it light,we made up in our storage.


-This is pretty nice.


They made a greatuse of the space.

Wish us luck.

It's a long journey.

It's gonna be perfectfor you guys.

?? After securingall the belongings in our tiny road house, we're finally readyto hit the road.

-Last bag.

-All right.

So we got 1,200 miles -from Ohio to Colorado Springs.

-It's a long way.

How many states do wehave to go through? Five? Let's see.

Ohio, Indiana.


-Illinois, Missouri.

-Kansas?-Kansas, Colorado.


-[ Groans ] -[ Laughs ]-Gosh.

Whew!That'll wake you up.

Goodbye, Ohio.

Hey, is thata tiny house? -Where?-Over that hill.


-All right.

I'm gonna speed up.

We crested this hill.

And all of a sudden, we see this big, brown structureon the highway.

Oh, my gosh! I knew right awaythat was a tiny house.

Look how big it is.

Hey! Wave to them,see if they'll pull over.

You guys want to pull over? -I think they're — Yeah.

-No way! What? I think they're gonnafollow us.

The first real tiny houseseen on the road.

I know.

I know.

That is so crazy.

-This is pretty awesome.

-[ Laughing ] Uh, yeah.

We were pretty excitedjust peeking in the windows on the highwayjust trying to figure out what was going on in there.

MARY: It looked double the sizeof our house that we're towing.

Are you guys headedto the Jamboree? -We are.

-I figured, you know? -Yeah, absolutely.

-Where you guys coming from? -Wisconsin.

-Wisconsin? -Yeah, we're from Ohio.

-Wow! -You guys want to check it out?-Oh, yeah.

That'd be awesome.

-Come on in.


There's a prettygreat sense of community -within the tiny housers.


And, uh, I thinkwe're just excited to show each other the housesand check things out, especially leading upto the Jamboree.

Everybody's pretty excitedabout everything.


-Does your house have a name?-It does.

-This is the Escape Traveler XL.

-It is definitely XL.

I can see wherethe XL comes from.


-Come on in.

-Come on in.

-All right.

-Man, even has a doorbell.


Oh, my gosh.

It has a doorbell? Tiny house with a doorbell.

That's cool.

This is huge.

-This is XL.

I mean —Yeah.

TANYA: It's 30 feet long,8 1/2 feet wide, and just under350 square feet.

-350?-Holy moly.

Our house is 224.

So this feels pretty big.




Do you live in this,or are you guys builders? -We build them.

-Oh, cool.

So how much would a unitlike this cost? Starts about $74,500.

But we've got a lot of reallygreat options in here.

So it's about $97,000like you see it.

-Very cool.

-Wow, that's cool.

-How big is that window?-5 foot wide.


I feel likeI'm outdoors.

Check outthe full size bathroom.



-[ Gasps ]-Whoa! You have a full-size tub? -Wow.

-Oh, my gosh.

I'm getting in it.

-Washer-dryer combo.

-See if I can fit in it.

-Oh, my gosh.

-This is where I'm gonna be.


Now I can see thatwe're probably gonna have to put a tub in our house.

This is probablyone of my favorite tiny house bathroomsI've ever seen.

TANYA:Come on this way.


-This is the bedroom.

-Oh, this is the bedroom.


And a hole in the loftso the ceiling fan can vent.

I love this.

It's like a skylight.

This is cool, for people who don't want to climbupstairs, right? -This is amazing.

-A first-floor bedroom.


-I really like this.


I think one of my favoritefeatures overall of this house is just how well plannedout the space is.

And the bedroombeing on the first floor, and the vented loftwhere you can circulate air.

It's got two ceiling fans.

It's off-grid with solarthat powers the whole house.

Well, thank you guysso much for the tour.

And thanks for pulling overand letting us see it.


-Thanks again.


-Thank you.

-See you.

-But really, I want to tradeour bathroom for theirs.


I got a lot of workto do after this trip, -don't I?-Yeah.

The Parsons have allof these cool contraptions to keep everything sturdyand tight for the road.

You said 20,000 milesin this house? Yeah, thereabout,20,000 miles.

There's a surprisebehind you.

-I love surprises.

-Oh, that's cool! TREVOR: We're two days into ourepic journey from Dayton, Ohio, to the Tiny House Jamboreein Colorado Springs, Colorado.

We broke 1,000 miles.

We're into Colorado.

[ Sighs ]The scenery's changing.

MARY: Mountains everywhere,It's beautiful out here.

It's beautiful.

Definitely don't have thisback in Ohio.

Definitely don't have thisback in Ohio.


What exit are we taking? I have no idea.

So we're en routeto Riverview RV Park, where we heard they'retiny-house friendly there.

And two of our friendshave parked their house there before the Jamboree,Christian and Alexis Parsons.

I think I just sawtheir tiny house.


Apparently, it's this really,really beautiful RV park nestled in mountainsand hills.

So I'm excited to go thereand spend a night there.

?? So, we know Alexisand Christian online.

They travel with their houseall the time.

I think they've clocked over 20,000 mileswith their tiny house.

And we met them last yearat the Tiny House Jamboree, but we didn't get a chanceto see their house.

So it's really coolthat we're gonna meet up and finally getto tour the house that they take on the road.

I love the orange door.


-So cool.

And the blue ceiling?That's awesome.

A little throwbackto the Southern — -Southern tradition.


It looks cozyfrom the outside, so.


-Let's check out the inside.

Come on in.


-Check it out.

-Wow! This is cute! -Ah, man.



-This feels like home.

TREVOR: So does your househave a name? CHRISTIAN: The house actuallydoesn't have a name.

But we actually call ourselvesTiny House Expedition.

Said 20,000 mileson this house? Yes.

Yeah, thereabout20,000 miles.



MARY: Definitely, like,the skinniest house.

[ Laughter ] ALEXIS: It's a little bit narrowon the inside.

It's only6 1/2 feet wide inside.

CHRISTIAN: But it's actuallyon a 20-foot trailer.

But it's only17 feet of house.

-Is that because of your porch?-Because of the porch.

We really wantedto have a front porch.

So what was your budget whileyou guys were building this? $17,000 to $20,000.

So did you buildthe whole house? Built 80%, 90%of the house.

So, I got to pointout our shoe rack, 'cause it's myfavorite feature in the house.



Oh, my gosh.

How many shoesdo you have here? CHRISTIAN: There are 20 pairs ofshoes there, believe it or not.

Oh, makes me feel betterabout our house.

ALEXIS:Oh, but you'll see there's moreshoes for Christian than me.


-That's how Trevor is, too.

-[ Laughs ]-It's just — I have nothing to say.

[ Laughter ] -Guilty as charged.


That's right.

Oh, so this is Garrett's loft.

You know, that's my son.

-He's with us part time.


CHRISTIAN:He's got a bed that folds out, a little deskthat folds off the wall.

But the coolest thing is the toy boxthat's on a pulley.


He actuallycame up with this.

So this is actuallya-a little pulley system -so I can get toys up and down.

-Oh, that's so cool! -Isn't that cool?-That's cool he came up with it.


-It's awesome.

Really, really likeyour ladder here.

There's actuallya good story behind this.

A lot of the woodthat we have in our house, they actually came from treesthat fell in a tornado in North Carolinaright behind my parents' house.

That's, like,a true reclaim.

Right?That doesn't usually happen.

So this –this was a cool thing.

Do you use this ladderfor that loft, as well? No, there's actuallya set of steps.

So this guy actuallypulls out like that.

-Oh, that's cool!-And it's a heavy piece of oak.

So it's –it's thick and nice.

And you just one,two, three, four, into bed.

-Oh, that's awesome.

-How is it? -That's really cool.

-There's a really cool set of pipe lights in the back.

-Oh, those are really cool.

-Whoa! Yeah.

We sat on the floorat the hardware store for, like, an hour and justput the thing together.

And we were like,does that look good? Okay.

Does that look good? These turned outreally good.

Yeah, those lookreally, really cool.

-Let's check out the kitchen.


I love this butcher's block.

Did you guys make this, too? Yeah.

This is also out of thatwhat we call the tornado wood.



That's your own kind of wood.

Tornado wood.


The most nerve-racking part actually was cuttingthis out of it.

-He was sweating bullets.

-I was sweating.

I'd be nervouscutting that, too.

Well, so, there'sa surprise behind you.

-Yes, right here.

-Surprise? -I love surprises.

-This is our bathroom door.


-And when you close it -Oh! That's cool!-Oh, man.

-It's a pantry.

-It reveals our second pantry.

So it's justin between the framing.

Just in between the framing.

-That is a great idea.


-This is our tiny bathroom.

-This is our tiny bathroom.

So, it was really important forme to have a full-length mirror.


-Like, the girly part of me.

[ Laughs ]So we came up with thisover-the-toilet vanity, which, uh, is kind ofa funny thing to say.

But the other thingwe came up with is this really cool shelfthat folds down.

And this is where I domy makeup in the morning.

Sometimes it's justthe simplest things.

So, what other means of storagedo you have in the house? -Anything hidden?-Oh, yes, we do.

-Where?-This is actually our closet.

-So it's built into the steps.


And believe it or not.

-Oh, yeah.

-It opens like that.

-Lots of storage.

-So we have tons of storage.

So what I like to tell people is this is 30 of my t-shirts.


-So it — This is basically a month worth of clothingfor us in here.

And then this, also,Alexis likes to call this her modesty door so she canget dressed behind here.

-That's perfect.

-Right? -"Changing, please.


MARY:I love their tiny house because it's actually lived in.


They have so many neat features.

And it just feelsreally homey to me.

Everything has its place.

And that's the differencebetween a tiny house that's planned outand meant for the road and one that's not,is that the Parsons have everythingfastened down and all of thesecool contraptions to keep everythingsturdy and tight for the road, versussome of the other houses, you have to pack everything uplike a normal house.

Oh, thanks so muchfor showing us your house.

-Yeah, no problem, man.

-It's been awesome.

So the plan is to stayat the RV park tonight and then get upbright and early and head downto Colorado Springs for the Tiny House Jamboree.

Right now, you're standingin the living room.

And you're also standingin the office and the bedroom.

That's really cool.

But this is alsothe dining room.

So when you want to dine,this pulls out.

-[ Gasps ]-Oh, my gosh.

That is awesome.

MARY: Trevor and I broke campearly this morning to start the final legof our journey to the Tiny House Jamboree.

TREVOR: We put over 1,000 mileson the trip since leaving Dayton, Ohio, which makes today's120-mile trip from Lovelandto Colorado Springs seem likea drop in the bucket.

?? So we finally pulledinto the Academy grounds.

We're getting closeto the Jamboree.

And we see this sweet tiny houseparked by the B-52 bomber.

-This huge plane.

-We're finally here.

Yeah, there's no wayI was gonna drive by that without stoppingto check it out.

-Let's go see it.

-All right.

So the first thingwhen we get out of the truck, I see this porch that'sbasically a drawbridge, right? Yeah.

With these two cables looped in, it looks like the drawbridgeon a castle.

It does.

[ Fanfare playing ] -Yeah.

-Super cool.

How's it going? Good.

Come on intoour tiny house.

-Hi! I'm Mary.

-I'm John.


Nice to meet you.

-Come on in.


-Oh, this is cool.


This is beautiful.

Do you have a namefor this house? Called The Dragonfly.

What are the dimensionsof your house? This is a 20-foot by 8-foot.

So it's about 160 square feet.

And where did youguys travel from? We're from Regina,Saskatchewan.

You guys drove a long wayin that 160 square feet.

What does this weigh?How is it — This weighs 11,800 pounds.

What's your budgetor price tag for the house? This one here, we have it listedright now at $59,000 U.


Oh, okay.

So, show us around.

This is beautiful.

So, right now, you'restanding in the living room.

And you're also standingin the office -and the bedroom.


So this is a sofa bedthat pulls out.

In the morning,when you make the bed, these little tableshave lift-ups.

And you put your beddingin there.

Oh, that's cool.

But this is alsothe dining room.

So this pulls out.


-Oh, I like that.

-And then.


Bring in the chairsfrom outside, and you sit and lookout the window.

We've taken a bit of flak,'cause people have said, "Well, what if you wantto sit and face each other?" But, like, the spacethat you're living in, 160 square feet all day — You face each otherplenty of times.

I think you haveenough face time.

So this, you sitand look out the window.

?? Actually with two patio doorson either side? -Holy cow.


Just open those up, and you have thiswhole, big living space.

The ideaof the doors was, well, I wanted to be ableto see from that deck -right out to the other side.


And so it's actuallylonger from side to side than it is from end to end, which kind of breaksthat 8-foot-6 box.


We had a cabinet companybuild all our cupboards -specifically for this.

-So these are all just one off, -just for this house?-Yeah.


And I love how deep they are.

Yeah, you can actuallystore stuff in the back and then still havea working space.

So, upstairs,we have a loft.

And that loftis a twin bed.

And then to get up there,we have a stair.

That just pulls out.

Wow, your stairsjust tuck away.

And the stair's full of storage.

Like, there's drawers and shelvesbuilt into the stair.

-Yeah, I saw inside there.

-And then above it.

-Well, this is nice.

-Oh, that's cool.

And I lovethese stained glass windows with the dragonfliesin them again.

How'd you come up withthe dragonfly name? I mean — The first thingthat we thought of was we wanted to expandthe width of it.

And so the wallscould fold up.

And they also protectthe patio door -while you're in transit.


Call 'em the wings,they fold down.

And they havethese cables suspending them, but they also have legs.

And so when we saw itin 2-dimensional.



It looks like a dragonfly.

I can see that.

Why don't we call itthe dragonfly? So John's explaining the layoutand the model.

And he tells usthat the name is Dragonfly.

And we're standingthere looking, and it looks like two wings.

And you're like, "I get it.

It's a dragonfly.


"-It makes sense now.

Yeah, it's a good name for it.

It's pretty cool.

-Pretty light.

-Sure is.

Why don't you go ahead -and see if you guys can do it.

-Yeah! Let's try it.

Oh, yeah,this isn't bad at all.


-We could do this all the time.

-Tuck these in here like that.

-The cables.

-Oh, that is cool.

-Oh! And there it goes.


I think we needa porch like that.


-That's really cool.

TREVOR: So, seeing The Dragonflyas our first house pulling into the Jamboree, man,he's set the mark high.

I can't imagine what's in storefor the rest of the weekend.

There's got to besome wild houses.

It probably onlygoes up from here.



It's gonna be awesome.

This place sleeps six people.

And we have lots ofhiding storage spaces here.

-Oh, really? Okay.


Trevor, if you'll siton that little platform there and swing your legs around — -Oh, my gosh!-It's our craft center.

I looked right at it,and I didn't even know.

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-Holy cow.


Look at how manytiny houses there are.

-[ Laughs ]-Oh, this is awesome.

That is amazing.

We've just arrivedat the Jamboree.

Everything's under way.

There's alreadymore than last year.

People are starting to show up.

It's looking good.

Tons of tiny houses to see,so.

I'm really excited.

-All right.

-All right.

-Let's go.

-Let's go see some houses.

Last year, there wasaround 25 or so houses.

And this year, we heard therewas gonna be almost 50 houses.

It outgrew its location,which is why its here at the spacious Air ForceAcademy Grounds this year.

?? It looks like there's every typeof house you could imagine from, like,adobe Southwestern houses.

It looks like it'sheavy.

But it's probablyactually pretty light.

To reclaimed wood.

To really modern houses,too.


-And then we see metal framing.

-Oh, look.

-Oh, the chapel.

Is thatthe tiny house chapel? -Yeah.

-Oh, that is so cool.

There's evena tiny house chapel.

So instead of goingto the chapel, the chapel comes to you.

The first placeI'm checking off our list is the 260-square-foot housenamed Destiny by Jacqui Macyof Petite Chateaus.

-Hi!-Hey, Jacqui.

Come on in.

Welcome to The Destiny.

?? -This is cool.

-This is awesome.

-Thank you.


TREVOR: Two out of every fivetiny housers are age 50 or above.

And Jackie designed this housewith that market in mind.

Let me tell youabout my kitchen.


-As a professional woman, I didn't want to be camping.

I wanted to havethe same thing I had in my large homebut in a smaller home.

So I put in a full-sized sink.

And I got thesewonderful, little drains.

So if you wash vegetables, they can just draindown to the sink.

And then I don'tlike lots of stuff out.

So I have an appliance garagewith an outlet in it.

So toasters and thingslike that can go in there.

And we have lots ofhiding storage spaces in here.

Oh, really?Okay, so what's hiding? We like hiding spaces.


-[ Gasps ] That is so neat.

-Oh, wow.

-And this actually lifts out.

There's another littlehiding space below that.

-Really?-Men always go, "Perfect for ammo.

" [ Laughter ] I'm thinkingwrapping paper and ribbonsand things like that that I don't wanttaking up room.

I wanted to makethis multi-functional.

So these go togetherlike a couch.

They can be set upas chairs with ottomans.

They sleep four people, all the way down the hallwayand a couple of them here.

-Four people? Really? Wow.

-Four people can sleep.

Plus we have two upstairs.

So this place sleeps six people.


-Six people.

-That's a lot.

-Big sleepover.


[ Laughs ]-Yeah.

What's your budgeton this? I'm selling itat the Jamboree.

And I'm selling itfor $87,500.





That carving was doneby Don LaLonde, who built most of thisfor me.

He's a craftsmanand an artist.

He put a phoenixon one side.

And there's a sun and a moonand stars on the other side.

That's very cool.

By the way, everything thatyou see comes with the unit — the bed, the linens,the paintings, the knives.

-So you take the whole thing.

-Everything comes with it.

-The whole thing.

-So you buy this, -and you're ready to live in it.

-Bring your toothbrush.

I have a built-in GPSin here.

So if somebody takes offwith my house, I just dial 911 and say, "My house is on the cornerof 4th and Main Street.

Could you go get it?" [ Laughter ] That is a great idea.

We're on the first floor,and I'm already impressed.

[ Laughter ] -Let me show you.


Our bathroom.


This is spacious.

-Wow, this is a cool layout.

-Look at this.

A full-size shower and a composting toiletand a vessel sink.

Again, it's designedfor women like me.


-Professionals that are used -to certain amenities.


And this isour medicine chest.

-Chest? [ Gasps ]-Oh, my gosh.

It's huge.

I could fit in here.

[ Laughter ] -That is —That is awesome.

TREVOR: I really wantto see the upstairs.

I keep looking to seethe cool stuff up there.

There are somewonderful surprises.

Wait till you see.

Wow, this is reallycomfortable to walk up.

Not many tiny houseshave a handrail.

So it's good to have.

Wow!Look at all this space! -Oh, my gosh.

-I love this bedroom.

And I'm 6'1" standing up.

I still have room above me.

-That is nice.


-It's just really comfy.

I mean, you have your bed here.

And then you have this space.

Well, actually, Trevor, if you'll sit on that littleplatform there, that's a seat.

And swing your legs around.

Oh, my gosh! What?! That's a desk or a craft center.

I looked right at it.

And I didn't even know.

That is so cool.

MARY: I would have never thoughtthis was a desk.

-Let's see the closet.

-Had to have barn doors.

And I had to havea large closet -because I'm a girl.

-Wow! Look how big this is.

Gosh, that is nota tiny closet.

Wow, you can fiteverything in here.

Including me.



-[ Laughs ] I'm even more blown awaywith this house.

The more mature tiny housers don't want to stoop overin their loft.

They don't want to haveto crawl across their bed.

And they don't want to haveto feel like they're camping.

TREVOR: Jacqui designedthis house for that audience.

And she straight-up nailed it.

TREVOR:Very well thought out.

-Thank you.


MARY: You really utilizedall the space in here.


-So, well done.

-True tiny house.

-True tiny home.

Yeah, home, for sure.

Gosh, this is so cool.

Well, this is awesome.

But I keep seeing this Plexiglass catwalk.

-And I have to check it out.

-Are you gonna do the catwalk? -I'm gonna do the catwalk.

-On the catwalk? As a kid, I would loveto live in this.

As an adult,I would love to live in this.

[ Laughter ] Yeah.

TREVOR: Which age group occupiesmore tiny houses than any other? "A," 18 to 21 years old,"B," 22 to 30 years old, or "C," 31 to 40 years old? That answer and more tiny housediscoveries coming up.

TREVOR: Which age group occupiesmore tiny houses than any other? The biggest pieceof the tiny house pie is occupied by.

"B," 22 to 30-year-olds.

They make up more than 25%of the tiny house population.

?? TREVOR:Holy cow.

Look at that thing.

Oh, my gosh.

The Jamboree's kicked off.

There's hundredsof people pouring in.

All the houses are in place.

Things are looking good.

We couldn't bemore excited.

-Whoa!-Wow! This is definitely tiny.

This is neat.

-So cute.

I love the floor.


There's so many little,intricate details.

TREVOR: I can't believe how manytiny houses there are and how many brand-new featuresthere are to take in.

Well, this is cool,100% concrete.

That's crazy.

I wonderif it makes it heavier, though.

-That's a good question.


It's a cool idea, though.

I'venever seen concrete as a siding.

Yeah, me, either.

-It looks like an igloo.

-[ Laughing ] Yeah.

Oh, that's cool.

And I heard this stuff was pretty lightweight.

-Pretty light.

-Is it? Yeah.

It's not bad.

Oh, yeah.

I think it looks good.

Are we aboutto build a new house? [ Laughs ]Oh, I don't want -to go through that again.

-I hope not.


Compared tolast year's Jamboree, it's got to be double.

[ Laughter ] MARY: Yeah.

We're ina much bigger setting.

We have doublethe amount of houses.

So I think there'sdouble the amount of people, almost, really.

I mean,there's thousands of people coming in right now.



-It's crazy.

It's a mini chapel! MARY: We also got a peekat the tiny chapel.

And this is where we'regetting married tomorrow.

-[ Laughs ]-We got engaged in a tiny house.

We could get marriedin a tiny house.

I don't think so.

So, my fiancée isn't readyto pull the tiny trigger yet.

But our friends Johnand Beth.

-Nice to see you!-Yeah.

Are actuallygetting married here at the Tiny HouseJamboree.

Well, we actually connecteda year ago this weekend.

-Oh, wow!-Aww! -It's our one-year anniversary.

-We went on our first date the day after the Jamboreelast year.

-How cool is this?-That's awesome.

-Yeah, what a way to —Look what happens in a year.

I know, right?I'm trying to convince her to get marriedin the tiny house.

I think we should havea double ceremony.

Yeah, we'll see about that.

[ Laughter ] ?? -Hey, there!-Hi, guys! -How's it going?-Good.

How are you? -Good.

I'm Trevor.



I'm Mary.

-Nice to meet you.

-Nice to meet you.

-This house is too cool.

-We had to come check it out.


-Can we see your house?-Yeah, come on in! The outside of thishouse is awesome.


-Looks like so much work.

I know.

There's, like, threedifferent styles going on.

It was really challenging,for sure.

[ All chuckle ] -Does this house have a name?-Yeah.

So, this house is ownedby a family of four, and a prettywhimsical family.

And they have named itThe Pequod after the shipin "Moby Dick.

" -Oh! Cool.


So it kind of has,like, a ship feel? Yeah.

They'reporthole windows, are one of the featuresthat she found.

It's a 26-foot trailerby 8 feet.

And then there'saround 280 square feet.

So what doesthis model cost? -Around $80,000.


-$80,000? I think justwith the architecture of the curved roofand all the kerfing.

So, what is kerfing? Kerfing is what they doto make that ceiling.

Just makes it so thatthe wood is pliable.


-And they go, and they take out, like, strips of the wood inside.

They don't cut it.

They, like, carve out,like, the center.

That sounds like a lot of time.

So you can make wavesin the roof.

-Yeah, so it moves easier.

-A lot of details.


Everything is customin this house.

She had a lot of ideasthat were intricate.


I can see,which I want to get to.


-So let's check out more here.


In the kitchen, it's a customred oak and walnut.

I love this.

This is so pretty.

-Butcher block.

-Yeah, it goes all the way down.

-Yeah, that we made.

-What about these -utensils as handles?-Yeah.

-That was the client's idea.

-That's super cool.

Is this a littledining area here? Yeah.

So, the dining areahere pulls out.

You can sit a fullfamily of four.

There's a bench here.

So it's really easy.

And then inside of these, what's great,just extra storage.

And thenall the storage here.

-Even this opens up.

-Oh, that's cool.

So it's shoe storage.

And then thisis kind of cool, because this isalso shoe storage.


This house has all kindsof secrets.

-That's awesome.

-Oh, I love those.

And then even this book shelf,it pulls out if you need to, if you needto hide stuff back there.

Is this the closetbehind you? Yeah.



-So privacy curtain.

[ Laughter ] This is huge.

So it's, like,a full laundry room.

This could bea whole bedroom.

Combo washer-dryer,standard.

-Bathroom right here?-Yes.

So here's the bathroom,just super simple.


-With the kids, I was like, "How did you, like,bathe your kids?" But they havethe removable wand.

-So it made it easy.

-Well, this is awesome.

But I keep seeingthis Plexiglass catwalk.

-And I have to check it out.

-Are you gonna do the catwalk? -I'm gonna do the catwalk.

-On the catwalk? [ Laughter ] -So this is the parents' loft.

-This is the parents' loft.


-And so, the kids' loft, I'm assuming we goacross the Plexiglass catwalk.

-The catwalk.

-This is awesome.

And I can see you.

This is so cool.

Wow, this is cool.

[ Laughter ] MARY: As a kid,I would love to live in this.

As an adult, I would loveto live in this.

[ Laughter ] Yeah.

This is probablymy favorite loft that I've ever seenin a tiny house.

I mean,with the kerfing, and the Plexiglasscatwalk and — It's just amazing.

I love this loft.

Definitely oneof our favorite builds as far asthe architecture goes.

-I can totally see why.


-So, it's 194 square feet.


-24 feet long.


The absolute perfectsize to tailgate.

MARY:This is really nice.

A place here that'sa refrigerator for beverages.

TREVOR: That is pro.

MARY: The "Pequod"was 280 square feet.

What do you think is the averagesize of a tiny house? "A," 287 square feet,"B," 186 square feet, or "C," 287 square feet, That answer and moretiny house innovations when we come back.

MARY: The average sizeof a tiny house is.

"B," 186 square feet, meaning approximately 11 of them could fit insidethe average U.



?? TREVOR: Every day at theJamboree is something new.

-Welcome to our beach house.

-Yeah! I think what's impressed usthe most is the amountof innovative products geared specifically towardsthe tiny house community.

-I love the double doors.

-Sliding 5-foot patio door.

Yeah, I love the porch.

Step inside.

The first thing you notice is the blue epoxy floor,which is kind of unique.

-Oh, yeah.

-I haven't seen epoxy floor.

-It gives it a nautical theme.


So, I thinkI've seen these online.

Tell me about this.

Is this the heater? That is.

That'sa 400-watt electric heater.

And if you couldimagine a hairdryer using 1,200 wattsof electricity, this thing only uses400 watts, so 1/3 of that.

The door on your rightkind of pulls double duty.

-Oh, okay, so.

-When it's closed, it's blocking off the closet.

But then when it's open, it's giving you privacyin the bathroom.


-How big is this house?-It's 17 foot.

We're sitting ona 20-foot trailer.

Obviously, we havethe 3-foot deck.

What's the budget or pricefor a place like this? This one completely donefor around $60,000.


?? [ Thunder rumbles ] MARY: It's pouring! So we're duckinginto the Air Force's very own tiny houseto seek shelter.

[ Thunder cracks ] I know!We need to get inside! -Come on, guys.



-Hi!-Welcome to the Bird House.


-Come on in.



Trevor, good to meet you guys.

Nice to meet you.

MARY:This is really, really cool.

I see all the Air Force stuff.

I know all about that, 'causeI was in for 5 years, so.


Well,thank you for your service.

Yeah, thanks.

This is awesome.

How big is this? -So, it's 194 square feet-Okay.

-24 feet long.


The absolute perfect sizeto tailgate at Air Force Falconfootball games.

[ Crowd cheering ] -What's it called?-It's called The Bird House.

So we are the Air Force Falcons,as you guys know.

Our mascot is the bird.

So this is where, uh,he'll actually stay between games hereat the Bird House.

So we got a place for himto sleep and hang out now.

We've actually gota full-service kitchen, which takes care of allof our needs on game day.

You got a stovetop,oven, full sink.

So gone are the, uh,hot dogs and hamburgers.

We could have whateveryou wanted here.

-It's amazing.

-That is pro.

So once you come through here,a little storage space here.

Full-service fridge so youdon't have to bring your cooler.

For the ladies, probablythe best part of this, -their own private bathroom.


So no more, uh.

Stadium porta-potties in here.

We've got a full-service bath.

-This is really nice.

-And a place here that's refrigeratedfor beverages.

No more going to the gas stationand buying ice before the game.

It'll actually keep itcold itself.

You know, and after the game,if you're really hot, -you could take a bath in there.

-You could.

Some of the guysmight want to come in here and take theirice bath afterwards.

-Oh, my gosh.

-That's awesome.


Let's, uh,check out the loft? -Let's go.


-I see my spot.

-Oh, this is cool.

I mean, it's just perfect for, I mean, tailgatingand hanging out.

TREVOR: Maybe we'll haveto come visit for a game.


Come on.

We'd love to have you.


Yeah, it's pretty cool.

The Air Forcehas their own tiny house that they'll be travelingwith to games.

It's a great way to introducethe movement to people that might not have everseen a tiny house before.

Mitch, can I put this helmet on? Absolutely.

Come on.

Oh, there's lots of fancy stuff.

I don't know what's happening.

Yeah, you got it.

Mary's gotanother helmet, as well.


Look at me.

-She got that all figured out.

I'm ready.

[ Laughs ] -You gonna go flying now?-You got to strap it on.

Make sure you gotyour oxygen, okay? I'm not sure that wouldpass regs, but it's good enough for, uh,where we are today.

You're not flying today,so.

All right.

I'm readyto go play some football.

-You ready to fly?-I'm gonna go fly a jet.

-I'll be back.


I'll follow you.

TREVOR: So, the Jamboreeis winding down.

We're waiting for Bethand John to show up to have their wedding,you know, in the tiny chapel.

There's a littlebit of rain.


There's some thunderand a little bit of lightning.

[ Thunder rumbling ] ANDREW: Lord, we hear you.

We hear you right now.

[ Laughter ] Father, we ask that youwould just hold it back for a couple more minutes.

[ Laughter ] TREVOR:According to event organizers, tiny homes for saleat the Jamboree are priced as high as $100,000.

What did they sayis the asking price of the least-expensive place? "A," $59,000, "B," $44,000, or "C," $23,000? That answer plus so much moreright after the break.

TREVOR:According to event organizers, tiny homes for saleat the Jamboree are priced as high as $100,000.

What did they sayis the asking price of the least-expensive place? "A," $59,000.

?? MARY: The tiny house communityis all about efficiency.

One house here is taking ita step further.

The roof has an integratedsolar panel array.

it's actually the roof.

So it's notsolar panels on the roof.

The solar panels are the roof.


-So it's pretty slick.

-That's cool.


-What are the dimensions?-So, this one's 24 feet long.

And it's 8 1/2 wide outsideand 7 feet wide inside, because our walls are superthick and very insulated.

Oh, I can see bythe windowsills there.


What's the price tag on this? This one, as it sits,is about $100,000.


-Little white box up there.

It's an energy recoveryventilation system.

-So what does that do?-Yeah.

Basically, our housesare built so tight that if you don't havesome sort of ventilation, passive and active,you're gonna suffocate.

Being in a house for a year,we've learned about ventilation and mildewand how important it is.


So, the air outsidecould be 200 degrees.

In here, it's 65.

And when it blowsthrough, it's 65.

-Oh, nice.


So it changes the air.

But it's fresh air.

And then we've gotthe induction burner.

And the reason we like usingthese is they heat the pot and not themselves.

So when you'refinished using them, you have counterspace again.

Any, uh, hidden featuresin here or secrets? -There might be.

-Yeah? -Those are my favorite.

-There might be.

Yeah, we've got some, uh, some good utilizationof space here.



That was a cool maneuver.

TREVOR: Let's roll.

So, we started the week1,200 miles away in little Dayton, Ohio, traveledall the way across the country.

We're seeing tiny houseson the road.

What was your favoritefor the whole week? I think I lovedThe Pequod the most.

I just love the area andhow it fits a family of four.

And I love the catwalk and just the littledetails everywhere.

This is so cool.

-What was yours?-I don't know if I can pick a favorite.

But I really like The Destiny.

JACQUI:Welcome to The Destiny.

Man, that wasa surprise to me.

Oh, my gosh.

That was a hidden gem.

Yeah, she had so manysecret things hiding in there.

Like, we didn't even knowthere was a desk up in the loft until she said,"Sit down, Trevor.

" And then he turned around,and he's sitting at a desk.

-Oh, my gosh! What?!-That's a desk -or a craft center.

-I looked right at it.

And I didn't even know.

We saw such a rangeof houses, every sort of feature that we maybe couldn'teven imagine, that we didn't know existed.



?? We're waiting for Bethand John to show up.

And, uh, there'sa little bit of rain.

A little bit of rain?It is starting to pour.


And there's some thunderand a little bit of lightning.

[ Thunder rumbles ] And we're shiveringa little bit.

I know.

[ Laughs ] But this wedding's going on.

It's not stopping it.



Everybody's in good spirits.

?? Beth and John are justsuch good people.

And to choose to havetheir wedding here around so manyother good people, and to muscle itthrough the rain, it's pretty cool.

?? Father, we thank youso much for this day, for this union.

Lord, we hear you.

We hear you right now.

[ Thunder rumbling ] [ Laughter ] Father, we ask that youwould just hold it back for a couple more minutes.

[ Laughter ] Does this inspire me at all?I'm inspired by the wedding.

I'm not inspired by the rain.

I think we're gonna make sure we have a rain planfor our wedding, but.

[ Laughs ]Yeah.

Any wedding right nowgets me excited for ours.

-So this is pretty cool.


I'm, like,"Oh, that's gonna be us soon.

" [ All cheering ] You can feel the pulseof the tiny house community and the movement in general -at this year's Jamboree.


Judging by the amount of peopleand the amount of houses and the technologyin all the new houses, it doesn't seemlike just a fad.

There's, uh, thousandsand thousands of people building tiny homes now.

You could really see itat this huge Jamboree.

MARY: It's only just gonna keepgoing farther and farther.

And more people are gonnacatch on and join this.

Tiny house movementis getting big.

[ Laughs ].