University of Oregon

Department of Architecture

Programs in Architecture and Interior Architecture

Less-tiny tiny home meets big needs, thanks to UO students' research, design, fundraising

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

College of Design architecture and PPPM students are working with Eugene nonprofits and volunteers to design and build a tiny house in Emerald Village, a low-income housing community. The students researched tiny home communities nationwide to help determine what residents need and want, and heard a surprisingly common request. “Living a transient lifestyle, a bathtub is what dreams are made of,” doctoral student Lyndsey Deaton told The Register-Guard. The students are now raising funds for their tiny home — which does include a tub.

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College of Design students Paige Portwood and Samantha Freson meet Alice Gentry (center) at Opportunity Village in Eugene. Photo by Rhianna Gelhart.
Above: College of Design students Paige Portwood and Samantha Freson meet Alice Gentry (center) at Opportunity Village in Eugene. The students researched and designed Gentry's new tiny home in Emerald Village, at the corner of North Polk Street and Railroad Boulevard. Photo by Rhianna Gelhart; used courtesy The Register-Guard.