Tiny Home Design + Engineering

Tiny homes are solving problems around the world from homelessness to the environment — but in this course you will solve the problem of fitting your great big life into this tiny home.

Welcome home, kids! But wait… your new house is the size of your old bedroom. Where will you sleep? How could you possibly fit all 20 pairs of shoes in your kitchen/bedroom? Is that a closet, or a bathroom? Tiny houses are solving problems around the world from homelessness to the environment — but in this course you will solve the problem of fitting your great big life into this tiny house. Using recycled and sustainable materials, you’ll build prototypes of multifunctional furniture, like a table that transforms into your bed. Engineer storage solutions that maximize your minimalist space. Choose interior colors that can give your home a cozy vibe and help the space seem (at least slightly) more spacious. It’s a big challenge, but your creativity and innovative ideas will turn this tiny house into home sweet home.

Plan your summer

Boston

Course Highlights

  • Create architectural drawings – including plan, site, and elevation views

  • Use math, physics, and art to construct scale models of your designs

  • Explore architectural form and function within the constraints of a tiny home design

  • Learn how to craft a two-dimensional drawing to appear in three-dimensional form

At my school it's teaching material from a textbook and from a slideshow, and then they'll give you a test on it, which isn't very fun. But at EXPLO we do hands-on stuff. It's more fun at EXPLO.