Exploring the World of Tiny Houses Through Design-build Research
Energy, Art, Craft, and Place
Tiny Houses have presented an alternative to a cookie cutter model by offering design flexibility; and have yet to be proven as either fad, niche, or viable housing. Join Ben Hayward as he discusses how to get the best of all worlds-low cost, high quality, and mass market desirability when it comes to Tiny Homes. The Solar Thermal Tiny House aims to be a testing bed for four key areas of research: Energy, Art, Craft, and Place.
MURRAY & MURRAY DRAWING COMPETITION WINNER 2012
STANTEC PRIZE WINNER 2013 & 2016, CUROP GRANT 2016
Ben has a focus on digital fabrication and design-build projects, most notably his Tiny House, currently parked outside the architecture building on Carleton Campus. The Hobbit Van project was spurred from trying to create a comfortable and affordable home away from home, gaining access to superior training facilities and coaching support in Europe. This project took on a life of its own, achieving an online following and media appearances. From this opportunity to design and build small space living, the Solar Thermal Tiny House was a natural evolution.