Transformer Tiny House in the Works

If you follow the tiny house movement, you may have heard about Blake’s Tiny House.  The project is led by a team of four – Blake Dinkins, Lance Cayko, Alex Gore, and Sarah Schulz – who met at North Dakota University while pursuing master of architecture degrees.  Their goal is to document the construction of the 128-square foot home from beginning to end.

Blake’s Tiny House is moving forward with the design shown here, which is in development.  In terms of green features, the team envisions solar panels, an indoor planting garden, a water collection system, passive solar gain, and a transformer-style, fold-down deck.

That said, the design is still being finalized and the team is looking for community feedback.  They’re also interested in talking with sponsors and will incorporate feedback and sponsor contributions throughout the process.

The tiny house has a footprint of 8″x16″ and the budget is a tight $4,500 – $6,500.  Updates of the project will be posted on the website for Blake’s Tiny House and completion is planned for late summer, early fall 2011.

Credits: Blake’s Tiny House.


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  • Paulo

    It seems that its not designed for rainy days, right?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Al-Gore/33801261 Al Gore

    It is all self enclosed. The roof was taken off just for viewing purposes.

  • Paulo

    I got it Al… I was talking about the side wall that opens and act like a deck… If it rains the only option is to be inside the box with no outside view, right?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Al-Gore/33801261 Al Gore

    Hi Paulo, if you look at image 2 you will see that there is a wall behind the fold down deck. This glazing wall would protect you from the rain and allow you to see outside

  • Paulo

    Ok Al. Now I got it… Thanks for the clarification and good luck for you and your team.

  • viola

    HI,YOUR HOMES ARE SO NICE.HOW WOULD A PERSON SUCH AS MYSELF PURCHASE ONE OF YOUR TINY HOMES,BECAUSE MY 10YR DAUGHTER AND I ARE LIVING IN OUR BIG HOME NOW,BUT ITS IN FORCLOSER,SO AT ANYTIME WE COULD BE HOMELESS.

  • viola

    HI,YOUR HOMES ARE SO NICE.HOW WOULD A PERSON SUCH AS MYSELF PURCHASE ONE OF YOUR TINY HOMES,BECAUSE MY 10YR DAUGHTER AND I ARE LIVING IN OUR BIG HOME NOW,BUT ITS IN FORCLOSER,SO AT ANYTIME WE COULD BE HOMELESS.

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