Building a Tiny House

Read the full story by Julie Bonette, published by Thayer School of Engineering.

It turns out that tiny houses are no small matter, something that a team of Dartmouth faculty and students from across courses and disciplines learned while designing a tiny house for the Dartmouth Organic Farm. The innovative building that was designed pushes the envelope on sustainability and is intended to meet the requirements of the Living Building Challenge.

The team received an Experiential Learning Seed Grant from the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) in early 2018 for the house. DCAL offered these grants in an effort to expand and enhance experiential learning at Dartmouth as part of the five-year Experiential Learning Initiative.