Construction management students from Fresno State participated in the 2016 Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s (SMUD) Tiny House Competition at Cosumnes River College. Their entry was this 196-square-foot tiny house built on an 8-foot by 24-foot trailer.
The students used 100-year-old reclaimed wood and corrugated metal for the siding, rain gutters collect water to irrigate planters attached to the side of the home, and eight solar panels generate enough energy to live off-grid for at least three days. There is also a grey water system that can recycle shower and sink water.
Inside the tiny house is a custom L-shaped couch with storage underneath, a walnut butcher block countertop, a standing shower, and a loft big enough for a California King bed.
A smart monitoring system was installed in the house, allowing students to monitor its energy usage.
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