Building small means building green. This tiny residence is a mere 176 square feet with two lofts for sleeping space. Built on a trailer, it will allow the owner (who is a farmer) to quickly set up her home wherever she buys land. "Tiny" is being constructed by students of Double Dog Timberworks Carpentry for Women courses.
Contact Names: Liz Coakley and Maria Klemperer-Johnson
Address: Currently parked at 3285 Jacksonville Rd, Trumansburg
Type of Building: Residence / Home
Year Built: 2013
Architect / Designer: Maria Klemperer-Johnson of Double Dog Timberworks
Builder: Double Dog Timberworks, Liz Coakley, and the students of the Carpentry for Women course
Building Features: Extremely small size (176 sq ft), lack of foundation, local lumber, recycled foam insulation, recycled windows, off grid, future solar installation, composting toilet, light footprint, portable. This house is still under construction.
Additional Features: Double Dog Timberworks' carpentry courses for women teach skills which in our culture many women don't learn growing up. These skills give women more self sufficiency, and self sufficiency leads to sustainability. It is also the aim of DDTW to increase the number of women in the trades.
Last updated September 29, 2015