54 SQ FT | OFF-GRID MICRO-HOME | Move-in: Oct 2017
Terraform Three, a 54 sq ft self-sustaining micro-home, combines the best of both worlds between a car camper and full-blown Tiny Home. The house measures 6’ wide by 10’ long and less than 9’ high, and can be easily towed by most small SUVs and fit in virtually any driveway.
The goal of Terraform Three is to be a template for sustainable living and share the Tiny House movement to people across the nation. The home is extremely minimalist and completely self-sustaining. Terraform Three will use solar as its primary source of energy, water tanks for boondocking, and a composting toilet to turn waste into valuable fertilizer. By using reclaimed materials for as much of the build as possible, we are aiming to minimize the waste incurred through the building process, making the carbon footprint of the home nearly zero.
The completion date was October 2017, just in time for the National Tiny House Jamboree, after which Terraform Three will take off for a tour across the United States. We will be holding open houses, teaching people about sustainable living (physically, environmentally, and mentally) and helping others fulfill their tiny house dream.
TERRAFORM THREE FEATURES:
A custom welded steel frame, 12 V solar power with Goal Zero power pack, full sized bed, large opening skylight, outdoor shower, propane hot water heater, rooftop deck, storage closet, full outdoor kitchen, sho sugi ban cedar siding, and more.
T3 has been a lot of work, almost three weeks were spent converting a used boat trailer into a usable base for the home. Over the past several months the project has come together and is starting to look like a home. Here’s a look at the daily progress on the project one second a day.