According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make up less than 10 percent of those employed in the construction industry. In the world of our tiny house class, I am proud to say we make up the majority. As a student, I have been lucky to have a lot of very strong, female role … More A Word on Gender Stereotypes
On Tuesday night, the tiny office stood center-stage during the semesterly SXSM (South by South Milledge) UGArden festival. The event gave students and community members a chance to peer into the house and see its progress. For future festivals, the tiny house will also play a helpful role in the events with its kitchen and bathroom!
Yesterday was an extra tiny house work session and provided time to keep adding interior paneling to the office. We worked in teams to find pieces of wood, to cut them on the miter saw and to stack and install them inside. The piece of wood in the photo is a snapshot of our counting … More Friday Workday
While it is easy to get wrapped up in wrapping our tiny office (or working on the roof, adding siding etc.), it is cool to think about some of the bigger picture ideas about where small scale homes can be useful. One community in Texas is looking to construct 50 tiny homes meant as transitional living spaces … More Tiny houses, big potential
During our make-up building day on Friday, we got to see just how far the house had come in a few weeks. For me, the two new doors (one on the end and one on the side), truly made our tiny office feel real. Having the space fully enclosed inside makes it feel like a building! … More Doors to Seal the Deal
Last week during our class time, we tried our hands at designing a tiny house by laying out all the interior elements. This week, we put those drawings to the test by taping out our floor plans. While the tightness of the space didn’t come as too much of a surprise, it was a great … More Ramping Up Construction
On Monday, while two of us finished putting plywood up around the outside of the tiny house, the rest of our team was all hands on deck to start installing the roof. By the end of the class period, we went from an open-air building to what definitely resembles a room. For now, we were … More Raise the Roof!
Over spring break, I had the chance to visit Tanzania with fellow UGA students and professor Sandra Whitney. While we spent a lot of time observing animals and learning about geology, we also had the chance to see a lot of the country and to drive through different residential and commercial areas. Doing so made … More American Ideas About Materials