Northwestern Tiny House

We are excited to announce that the Tiny House is moving to the Evanston Ecology Center!! 

Construction pictures of the house: PICTURES

Picture slideshow: SLIDESHOW
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                                                Tiny House at NU Campus Display 2012

This project was a student collaboration to bring sustainability awareness to the Northwestern community and beyond. What had started as an ambitious class project has now become a passionate mission to inspire future endeavors towards improving sustainable living.

The Tiny House Movement  is a response to the growing desire of smaller and simpler living spaces for those who feel concerned about the environment and the negative impact of excessive resource consumption.  

A leading advocate of this movement, Jay Schafer, founder of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, provides pre-made homes and building plans for small houses ranging from 65 to 837 total square feet.  Building upon Jay's ideas, our team set out to design and construct a tiny house sized less than 130 square feet that will function as a completely independent system.

It generates its own inputs and outputs without the need to connect to any outside sources. After six months of researching and consulting with various experts, our team has produced plans for our Casita, a single-person home designed for providing its user all the necessary resources to live year-round. 

The team completed the build phase of the Casita in November 2011 and has since taken it to the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, to the Northwestern Campus, and the Evanston Green Living Festival. It will now be permanently located at the Evanston Ecology Center.