To prep for our big semester of building, we got to tour the completed tiny house of retired UGA microbiology professor and tiny house enthusiast, Dr. Peter Hartel. He built an amazing house right in his backyard – complete to regulation building codes and even to the requirements of the historic neighborhood in which he resides. It was so interesting getting to hear the challenges that Dr. Hartel faced in the building of his tiny house, and we’re so excited to work with him in the coming semester.
There were some amazing elements of “whimsy,” as he described them, in the home, from a wooden column on the porch to an exposed wooden kitchen table. We’re bringing a lot of that whimsy into our building project this semester – we’re even using wood from trees that fell down on the UGArden property!