Tiny House Wins Big

Norwich University’s “tiny house” has earned the 2016 People’s Choice Award from the Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Named CASA 802 for Vermont’s area code and “Creating Affordable Sustainable Architecture,” the 324-square-foot micro-home was a cross-disciplinary design-build project of students and faculty members in the School of Architecture + Art and the David Crawford School of Engineering. The jury highlighted the role of students in the project, calling their work “vital to the future of our evolving and complex profession.”

CASA 802 is a fully outfitted home that includes a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and storage loft. Custom built-in birch plywood furniture functions as storage, seating, and work space.

CASA 802 is a fully outfitted home that includes a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and storage loft. Custom built-in birch plywood furniture functions as storage, seating, and work space.

Built on lower Disney, the project was funded largely by a grant from TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank. A low-income Vermonter purchased the tiny house at cost, and it was moved to Shelburne, Vt., in November 2016.

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