What caught the attention of many people in Dee William’s original tiny house video was that she said her home was smaller than a parking space. Now, the students of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) are actually building tiny houses into parking spaces in empty parking structures.
Designed and built by 75 students and 12 faculty from various academic disciplines, the 128 to 135 square foot SCADpad homes are experiments in urban living, design and technology, but are being used as small apartments. The pads include private courtyards, sleeping lofts, work and study spaces, living rooms and kitchens, bathrooms and showers. The lighting and smart glass film windows are run by an iPad app.
Each home is whimsically decorated with original art, round windows and one even has interactive musical walls. They are also eco-friendly and include grey water recycling, a waste processing system and composting bins. Each home costs around $40,000 to $60,000.
Each pad shares space and a community garden with other SCADpad renters. These tiny apartment communities have also popped up in Asia and Europe and have been featured on Tiny House Nation and the TODAY show.
Photos by SCAD