27 Jul '15, 7pm

New Home Energy blog post: [Blog] Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

This tiny home was used as an educational project for students in a construction class at Austin Community College. While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with Peter Pfeiffer, founding principal at Barley Pfeiffer Architecture in Austin, Texas. Pfeiffer recently used a tiny house as the basis of an educational project for students in a construction class at Austin Community College. The goal of the project was to teach best practices in high performance building science, including energy-efficient residential construction, and building a small structure was an ideal way to teach a range of techniques in a short time. Upon completion, the house was sold at a fundraising auction for the college. The new owner will use it as a guest house on his ranch in the Austin area. Pfeiffer c...

Full article: http://www.homeenergy.org/show/blog/nav/blog/id/730

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