Low-Impact Tiny Home Design
Our assignment was to design a Tiny House with a maximum of 600 sq. ft., incorporating both passive and active sustainable architecture techniques, with environmental furniture and finishings. All exterior spaces did not count towards square footage, nor did any area with less than 6' of headspace.
I planned my Tiny Home to be in the Pacific Northwest and included passive airflow, greywater reclamation, rainwater harvesting, and solar panels. There is a green roof full of native plants on the second story above the kitchen and year-round outdoor clothesline; a convection oven with an induction stovetop; thick walls to accommodate carbon-negative Hempcrete insulation; and mini-split ductless heating and cooling (primarily to help filter and maintain air quality during extreme heat or wildfire events).