Taking a Step Back

After spending weeks under construction, us students took the opportunity to take a step back from our work and map out a tiny house of our own. Using masking tape, we were given the dimensions of the average tiny house and were given free reign as to the layout and features that our houses would contain. This exercise was extremely telling of our misconception of size as many of us breached our size dimensions or were unable to fit all the necessities of a livable house. This serves as a testament that there is much consideration and planning that must go into building a tiny house that is both functional and realistic. I had troubles of my own trying to format a simple bathroom and a kitchen into my house, and this goes to show that, though tiny houses are efficient and practical, that they also pose alternate building problems that you might not necessarily face in building a standard 2000 sqft. home.