Eau Claire Stone Company Gets Big Break on Tiny House TV Show

Tom Giffey |

Stonework is by Silvermine Stone Co.
Stonework is by Silvermine Stone Co.

The tiny house trend is coming to a tiny Chippewa Valley community, and a local business is part of it. An episode of Lifetime’s reality TV series Tiny House Nation: Family Edition shot in Fairchild, southeast of Eau Claire, will be broadcast on the cable network at 9pm Thursday, Jan. 5. The episode, titled “Tiny Family Obstacle,” features a couple seeking to build a smaller house to help bring them closer together with their adolescent offspring before the kids fly the coop.

In addition to the local setting, the episode features a product made by a local company: Silvermine Stone Co. of Eau Claire. Stack-N-Tack is stone veneer siding that can be installed without mortar. (In other words, you don’t have to be a stonemason to build attractive pillars, sills, or hearths.)

Tiny House Nation: Family Edition is an offshoot of Tiny House Nation, which airs on FYI, one of Lifetime’s sister networks. According to a press release, “The series follows host John Weisbarth and renovation expert Zack Giffin as they travel across America showing off ingenious small spaces and the inventive people who live in them. Along the way, they help families design and construct their own mini dream homes, each no larger than 500 square feet.”

The description for the local episode says the home in question is 750 square feet, which in tiny home terms must make it a mansion. Learn more about the show.