LORETTO — Saint Francis University is digging into the tiny house trend as part of its Energy Technology and Policy program.
The typical American home is about 2,600 square feet, whereas the typical small or tiny house is between 100 and 400 square feet.
Saint Francis’ tiny classroom, built in a shell purchased from 84 Lumber, is 160 square feet.1
“The idea is to utilize the tiny house model to educate students and the community about renewable energy, efficient living and producing a smaller environmental footprint,” said Allison Rohrs, director of the Institute of Energy at Saint Francis.
The tiny house is officially parked on campus with support from the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund.
It’s powered by six 280-watt solar panels that work even on rainy days. But it also can be electrically charged.1
Continue reading the full story over at Altoona Mirror.
The link I am attaching is to a local news article about my local college incorporating a tiny house as a classroom for their Energy Technology program. They purchased the THOW from a local company a few miles away as well. I thought it may be some good content to show an educational use for a tiny and perhaps spark other locations to consider doing the same.2
- Matt Trexler
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