College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Philip Barlow, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


The United States housing prices have been on the rise for years. This increase has led to an extremely large number of citizens in this country who are unable to afford their rent, much less buy a home. One of the many potential solutions to this problem are tiny homes. Tiny homes have been around since the 1850’s but have just recently been thrusted back into the spotlight. Today Tiny Homes is more than a style of housing but a movement to return to simpler times and simpler lifestyles by living out of a much smaller home. Our project goal is to test to see if these homes can be manufactured efficiently and cost-effectively enough to produce a product that is extremely affordable. As it stands today tiny homes are still too expensive to be the solution to this epidemic. We have three different business models to test to see if we can change that. The first being a Non-Profit production line, the second being a non-profit single workstation, and the final being a for profit assembly line. My team has also created a complete user guide that describes the step by step process of building a Tiny Home.

Tiny Home Solutions Poster Board.pdf (304 kB)
Poster Board