Ann Holley is a student at Alfred University at the Museum of Fine Arts.
Off-the-Grid Tiny House
It was originally located on the property of AU and it is completely off the grid.
The house uses solar power for electricity and the refrigerator and oven are powered by propane.
ProtoHaus Tiny House Project
On the outside it’s 22′ long and it’s 8′ 6″ wide. Inside it’s 17′ and 7′ 6″.
So it’s 125 square feet inside without including the 9′ by 7′ 6″ sleeping loft.
There’s also a front porch where you can sit and relax.
The entire house is built on a trailer so that it’s easy to transport.
When you walk in through the front door there are two closets on each side so that there’s room for your stuff.
Directly above that area there’s an overhead loft space for more storage. There’s also a little window up there.
In the opposite side is the sleeping loft which looks welcoming and open. The dormers give you more space and light.
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Solar Panels and Bathroom
In the bathroom there’s a closet where the solar power equipment is stored. That’s also where there’s a shower and composting toilet.
Walk outside and there are four large panels that you can easily adjust. A few feet away is the battery bank which houses batteries to store power for the house.
For this project Ann wanted to use as many propane appliances as possible in order for a few solar panels to be able to power the rest of the house.
So they used an RV refrigerator and an RV stove that fits perfectly in a small space like this.
In the kitchen they were able to use a variety of recycled materials which is a simple but great way to help the environment.
The sink and faucet came from Habitat for Humanity. The stainless steel table top came from a commercial kitchen.
For insulation in the walls they chose a soy-based spray foam. The oak floors in the house came from Ann’s childhood home that were left over from construction.