Tiny Homes, Earthships, and Living Buildings: Design Principles for Low-impact and Regenerative Homes.

Summer
Summer 2017 (First Session)
Olympia
Olympia
Daytime
Day
Freshman-Senior
Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
8
Credits per quarter

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Students will be introduced to fundamental design concepts and practices for low to no-impact homes. We will explore the theory and applications behind the systems that make Tiny Homes, Earthships, and other innovative housing options both attractive and practical. Students will gain an understanding of structural design, energy, resource, and waste systems, how they work, and the balances that must be defined and maintained to minimize both environmental impacts and operating costs. Finally, the class will explore options for a demonstration building/sustainability laboratory on campus.

8

Credits per quarter

Online learning:
  • No Required Online Learning - No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional.
Freshman-Senior
Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
Daytime

Scheduled for: Day

Advertised schedule:

Mon - Thursday afternoons, 1 - 5 pm

Located in: Olympia

Off-campus location:

We may visit a couple local tiny homes or other low impact homes, depending upon the owners' availability and travel times.