Ann Holley and her husband to be (Darren Macca) with her parents (Steve and Miriam Holley) are building a tiny house called the ProtoHaus in Colorado. The tiny house is part of Ann’s graduate work at Alfred University where Ann is earning her Masters in Fine Art. Lots of friends have come to help build the tiny house.
The ProtoHaus is a timber frame or “stick built” house that will be constructed over the summer of 2009. Emphasis will be placed on sustainability, functionality, and aesthetics. It will be fabricated primarily from recycled and reclaimed materials. The building process will be overseen and assisted by S. C. Holley Construction.
It will be transportable. The house will be built on a trailer bed rated to withstand 14,000 pounds though the final structure should not exceed 9,000 pounds. Separate fresh, grey, and black water systems will be integrated into the design allowing for remote removal and disposal of waste.
A solar and wind system will power the house allowing it to be off grid. There will be a series of collaborative workshops at Alfred University which will include students, faculty and different departments to accompany the project. The house will be open to visitors on particular dates throughout the school year as a mode of sharing the experiment with the Alfred community.
You can view more pictures at Ann’s website. The tiny house has made a few design transitions sense the original floor plans and renderings were drawn up.
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