Rian Ervinand

Content by Rian Ervinand


Dwarfed by immense stone buildings, a 128-square-foot house sits on the campus of Northwestern University.

Smaller than a one-car garage and slightly wider than arms width, the house is specifically designed to save space. Tables fold up and down, the couch expands and retracts and the bedroom is a loft suspended above the living area.

A class project that began two years ago as a study of a growing environmental movement rapidly evolved into construction of a tiny, energy-efficient house.