Tiny houses are popping up all over the country.Â Students at Green Mountain College built one with reclaimed materials last semester.Â They spent $1,927 on materials, acquiring insulation at half price and lumber and windows from the local salvage store.Â The 8-foot by 12-foot house still needs a solar-powered electrical system, which will be installed early next year.
When complete, the tiny house will be off-grid.Â Rainwater from a low corner of the roof will be collected and processed in a water catchment system for domestic use.
The home was designed and built through a field-based, interdisciplinary program called REED â€“ Renewable Energy and EcoDesign.Â Itâ€™s a 22-credit program that gives students the opportunity to work on actual green projects.
So far, 19 students worked on the project in Professor Lucas Brownâ€™s design & build course.Â If youâ€™re interested (a video on the GMCâ€™s website indicates that interest has been strong), it will be sold next Spring when completed.
Credits: Green Mountain College.