Winning Tiny House Has Knockout Features

It Even Tracks the Sun’s Path to Collect Energy

 

What happens when a team of Santa Clara University students takes on the challenge to design and create an entry for the tiny house competition?  Aside from winning the top prize, which is great, the team created a uniquely useful tiny house design that not only elicited the judges nod but a lot of media attention as well because of its useful and interesting technology.  Called “rEvolve,” the prototype house is designed to have the ability to collect solar energy all throughout the day. Designed specifically for veterans, the tiny house also has nifty features for their comfort and convenience.  Now take a look at the photos and tell us what you think on our Facebook Page!

 

[It] is not only about as green as they come, with small planters on the facade and a spiral staircase leading to a rooftop terrace, but also boasts a deep humanitarian intention. ‘The tiny house provides the first step in the journey of empowering veterans to evolve their independence and is a safe haven for them to acclimate and begin training their dogs prior to returning to their respective homes,’ the students write in their design brief.

 

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2016, 4161, Tiny House Competition, School of Engineering, team members, Sacramento, solar powered home, sustainability, Evolve House, Operation Freedom Paws, students, faculty

2016, 4161, Tiny House Competition, School of Engineering, team members, Sacramento, solar powered home, sustainability, Evolve House, Operation Freedom Paws, students, faculty

 

 

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