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We haven’t featured Northwestern’s off grid tiny house project since April 2011.

Team CASITA’s mission is to create a sustainable and efficient home using smart design, electricity and plumbing.

The little structure is being built on a trailer. It’s just 128 square feet and has plans for solar panels and rainwater collection.

The roof is already covered with solar panels and there’s a battery bank to store all of the power.

Rainwater is collected for filtration and storage through the roof and four awnings.

They have a 500 gallon water pillow they plan to use to store the water.

Here’s one of the latest pictures after part of the solar panel installation.

Northwestern University's Off Grid Tiny House on a Trailer
Photo Credit: Northwestern University

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