Tiny House 1

In September 2021 I took an online class through the Smithsonian called “Build a Tiny House”. I joined people from all over the US in building our own versions of the tiny house. I made three of them and I’ll show you the results in three different posts.

Thank you to my classmates and to our teacher, Marcie Wolf-Hubbard.

Here is the first house I made. I used a shipping style small-medium cardboard box set on end and added an attic made of cereal box cardboard. Here are views of the house from front, back, and sides:

Materials used included acrylic paints, markers, fabric, paper tape, magazine pages, and some odds and ends of items I found around the house. I painted, printed, and scrawled all over this house before I was finished.

Here are some detail pictures:

It took me about a week to put this all together, including making the rickety chair (I tried several different methods and finally figured out what worked best for me). I did explore creating some origami furniture but I just can’t figure out the diagrams, so I gave that up.

22 thoughts on “Tiny House 1

  1. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you so much. You know, I think thiese houses draw on skills developed 50+ years ago – we used to make buildings out of shoeboxes. And I found that all the surfaces of the houses gave me so much room for collage and paint, it was really great just to let it all go and see what emerged. Plus, I don’t think I have ever lost that childhood feeling of wishing I could shrink down and get inside one of my houses!

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