Isn't that adorable? A team of Northwestern engineering students are constructing a teeny-tiny, completely off-grid house on an 8'x16' trailer on the NU campus in Evanston. The four-room, 128-square-foot house (a house must be under 140 square feet to be considered "tiny") is powered by solar panels, and it uses filtered rainwater. The bedroom will be lofted, and according to the Sun-Times, the entire bathroom is a shower stall with a composting toilet in the middle. Because of some of its high-tech, off-grid features, the Northwestern tiny house costs about $50,000 to build. Construction is set to wrap in September.
· The NU Tiny House Project [NU]
· NU students design complex four-room tiny house [Sun-Times]