In the past 40 years, the average size of a new house in America has almost doubled. Yet many are redefining their American Dream to focus on flexibility, financial freedom and quality of life over quantity of space. A documentary about home and how we find it, Tiny follows one couple’s attempt to build a tiny house from scratch and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into homes smaller than the average parking space. Through dwellings stripped down to their essentials, the film raises questions about good design, the nature of home and the changing American Dream. More than anything, Tiny invites its viewers to dream big and imagine living small. Directed and produced by Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller.

Tiny: A Story About Living Small

2013 US 66 min
Festival Year: 2014
Types: Documentary
Topic: Sustainable Living