This tiny home on wheels was built by high school students in Berkeley, California during a design and construction youth program called Studio H.
Studio H is an academic class at REALM Charter High School led by a team of expert architects and builders, in which students explore a social issue through the design and construction of a full-scale project each year. This year, our students investigated public housing as an economic, social, aesthetic, and architectural challenge and built two tiny homes on 7’x16′ trailers. These micro homes required research, prototyping, modeling, material and budget constraints, and precise project management to complete within the academic year with 75+ high school students in 4 class periods each day. The proceeds from the sale of this home will go directly to the Studio H program to fund next year’s build project.1
High School Students Build Tiny Houses on Wheels
Images © Projecthdesign.org
The home itself is one of two identical (mirror image) houses. One house was donated to Opportunity Village in Eugene, Oregon, a self-managed community and social service program providing transitional housing to the homeless. They will use one of the tiny homes to house a resident on their grounds. The second home is here, up for auction!1
The Studio H team considered climate, site position, adjacent aesthetic contexts, circulation and use by the client, maximization of space, and many other factors to design a home that would be comfortable and customizable. The tiny home would make a great writer’s hut, towable shelter for camping, or permanent fixture in the back yard. It has been well-crafted and well-engineered using standard stud-framed construction, roofing, windows, doors, and interior build-out.1
Images © Projecthdesign.org
Features and Specifications:
- Trailer: 7′ x 16′, 7000 lb rating, double-axle, 2 5/16″ ball hitch.
- Home frame is thru-bolted to trailer frame, including seismic tie-downs.
- Interior dimensions: 6′-3″ x 15′
- Interior: Drywall, white paint, lofted bed with storage space, open plan, small cabinet, electrical switches and boxes installed.
- Will include 4 solar panels of 250 W each (1 KW total), uninstalled and pending donation confirmation and will require buyer to purchase battery (solar engineer recommended specification: four 12V and 153Ah batteries)
- Electrical inverter: Outback, FP1 VFX3524 Pre-wired Inverter System
- Clerestory windows, single door entry, porthole window by bed.
- Exterior siding: Reclaimed and stained palette wood
- Roof: Slate Gray ASC Delta Rib 3
- Trailer has been permanently registered in California and comes with license plates.
- Please note that tiny home does not have plumbing or water hook-ups.
Learn more: http://projecthdesign.org/projects/tiny-homes/
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