A 12-year-old student, inspired by the documentary We, the Tiny House People, is currently in the process of building her own 128 square-foot, entirely solar-powered home (featuring a 30-foot loft). With someone as young as that building her own energy-independent home, it begs the question, Why am I not doing that?
The student, Sicily Kolbeck, is building the house as a part of her curriculum for the year at HoneyFern School in Marietta, Georgia. The home will be powered entirely by a rooftop solar energy array, and should easily be able to meet all the energy requirements for one or more people living in the space. The project was funded via an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign. Kolbeck has given an invitation to all those who helped fund her house to tour it during an open house in May.
For those looking for more information on tiny self-sufficient homes that they wouldn’t have to build themselves, the portable Leaf House is very cool.
For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same; as one dies, so dies the other. They all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over the beasts; for all is vanity. - Ecclesiastes 3:19