Tiny House

How can we design a tiny house that meets the needs of our clients?

ELA, Math
Key Content
area, perimeter, measurement, informational reading, persuasive/opinion writing
A small village of tiny houses, with a small grey-blue house in the center.

Student design teams consult with tiny house “clients” to learn about the clients’ budget, needs, and personal preferences. They use this information, along with key mathematics skills related to measurement and geometry, to design and create blueprints of custom tiny homes for their clients. Students also read about housing, tiny homes, and construction and apply what they learn from their reading to their designs. Finally, students use opinion writing and presentations to communicate how their tiny homes meet their clients’ needs. (View a related project video.)