The Tiny House Movement

David Brancaccio learns about extreme downsizing with residents of tiny houses.
Tiny House Truck, video still


Fixing the Future is a one-hour PBS special, developed in collaboration with YES! Magazine, that profiles people and communities using innovative approaches to create jobs and build sustainable prosperity in our new economy.

In this segment, host David Brancaccio talks with people who have chosen to downsize their homes and offices to prioritize what they really need.


  • : David Korten and David Brancaccio discuss what economic transformation has to do with building stronger, happier communities.
  • : How Dee Williams built her 84-square foot dream home.
  • :No fortune? No skills? No problem. How a novice builder used mud–and teamwork–to make a house from scratch.