Tiny house tour: Carleton gives the public a glimpse inside the Northern Nomad

By Joanne Laucius, Ottawa Citizen, September 8, 2018

Carleton University held a tiny house party Saturday.

It was the first time members of the public had been invited to tour the Northern Nomad, 220 square feet of off-the-grid cuteness. Dozens showed up to coo over both the diminutive domicile and also the state-of-the-art material and technologies it showcased.

Tiny houses are all the rage on social media. There’s even a television show, Tiny House Big Living, dedicated to “radical downsizing.”

The goal at Carleton wasn’t to build a tiny house, but to use a tiny house to demonstrate technologies and materials that would produce enough renewable energy on site to meet or exceed its energy needs.


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