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Student-made 'tiny home' ready for residents

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A "tiny home" designed by Norwich University students is ready for its first homeowner.

It was picked up at the school and delivered to a lot in Shelburne Friday.

It was designed to be a sustainable and affordable alternative to a mobile home for low income Vermonters.

At 324 square feet, it offers a gable form and was built in a traditional, but modern way.

It took nine architects and several construction management students about eight months to build.

"The goal with this is to have something that has a really full bedroom, it has storage, closets and tons of built in furniture. So, that you can really live in this space," said Tolya Stonorov, assistant professor of architecture at Norwich.

"We thought about every space in the house. And what it means to live in Vermont first. And to really scale back the way people live today," said Josh Daigle, student.

The "tiny home" sold at cost at about $30,000 and got building support from various donors.

It's wrapped in standing seam steel and is even designed to expand.

Norwich says another tiny home project is already in the works for next spring.

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