When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States in 2005, it hit the Parson family, hard.
The family of three lived in a beautiful waterfront home in Waveland, Mississippi, and lost all of their belongings during the storm -- including their beloved home. But in the midst of their tragedy, the Parsons realized that the loss of their possessions meant nothing and that it was family that mattered most.
So when it came time to rebuild, the Parson family decided to downsize.
The family constructed a tiny, familial nook in the same location as their former abode. The 576-square-foot home boasts high ceilings, an abundance of windows and views that rival a penthouse suite.
While the Parsons may have lost everything besides the front steps of their old home, they were able to rebuild and restart their lives -- and for that, they are forever grateful.
Check out their amazing story and the beautifully designed home on this week's episode of "Dream Big, Live Small."