The tiny house competition put on by Sacramento Municipal Utility District draws some interesting entries every year. Students come together to try to design the most energy efficient and economical tiny house that their brilliant minds can imagine.
One particular design that we loved was from Fresno State University.
At only 200 square feet, this house was designed and poured into by their community with over 60% of the resources donated by local businesses in Fresno. We especially love the barn wood that wraps the exterior! It’s from a barn that was built in the 1800’s!
Inside the house, the students came up with a great layout that takes advantage of every inch possible.
In the living area, a built-in bench has comfy custom cushions and lifts up for storage inside.
The floors are beautiful and remind us of vintage parquet floors. Of course, the students had to find a place to mount a TV and stash a mini fridge.
The kitchen area has a bar area that wraps around to make an eat-in buffet with beautiful wooden countertops. Stools can be tucked out of the way when not in use.
We think the students did a great job with their design! And it’s even more special knowing that the community was a part of bringing it to life!
To learn more about this tiny house and to see a video by the students, visit their facebook fanpage here https://www.facebook.com/FresnoStateTinyHouseProject/?fref=ts. Download free floor plans here: https://www.smud.org/assets/documents/pdf/tiny-house-floorplan-Fresno.pdf.