Progress & Updates
Current Plan (Summer 2023)
2) Prepare for building: acquire materials and safety training
3) Build the tiny home!
June 30th, 2023
We hosted our donation kickoff event at the esteemed Vale United Methodist Church, where we graciously extended invitations to our beloved family, friends, and the entire local community. The purpose was to proudly present the remarkable progress we have made in planning our exquisite tiny house project. The event boasted an impressive array of four captivating booths: a meticulously crafted 1/5 scale model of the tiny house, an engaging interactive circuit diagram, an operational plumbing diagram, and an enthralling set of spinning infographics. Furthermore, we wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to Vale United Methodist Church for their kind generosity in allowing us to host this extraordinary event.
May 25th, 2023
Building Location Confirmed
Get ready for an exciting adventure this summer as we dive into the amazing world of building our very own
tiny home! And guess what? We've scored an awesome deal with Loudoun Water, who are graciously lending us
their fantastic facility. It's not just a storage space, but a lively hub where we'll gather, unleash our
creativity, and construct the coolest tiny house ever!
April 5th, 2023
501(c)(3) Non-profit staus confirmed!
Woohoo! Time to break out the confetti cannons and do a happy dance! We've successfully conquered the
bureaucratic maze and can now proudly declare ourselves an official non-profit organization! All that hard
work, paperwork, and endless meetings have finally paid off, and we couldn't be more thrilled! Get ready
to join us on this incredible journey as we build a tiny home exhibit for the science center and format
everything we learned into a helpful How-To-Guide.
July 15, 2022
SketchUp Model mk.1
For the past couple of months, the team has been working on a SketchUp model of the Tiny House with a
high level of detail. All the framing, furniture, appliances, electrical wires, and water systems will be
in this model. Additionally, centralizing the work of each sub-team will guarantee that everything is
cohesive and reduce issues during the construction phase.
July 15, 2022
1/12 Scale Foam Model
Over the past week, we worked in Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology’s robotics lab to
laser cut a scale model of our tiny home. Every foot in the actual tiny house represents 1 inch in our
model. With this model, we were able to visualize the flow of the floor plan, along with choosing bare
spaces where we could add more storage.
June 14, 2022
SketchUp Youtube Tutorials
TTH’s very own Amith Polineni and Dhruv Chandna jumpstart our newest effort to make a highly-detailed
model of the house in SketchUp. SketchUp is a 3D modeling program that, overall, is superior to
traditional CAD software for modeling architecture, but its high learning curve is a hindrance. To combat
this drawback, Amith and Dhruv are making video tutorials targeting the specific areas where SketchUp
differs, and they use the same niche education version of the program.
Watch the Video here!
June 2, 2022
Rough CAD Model
We finished an un-detailed 3D model of our latest floor plan to get a better picture of the space in 3D.
Every part is to-scale and in the right location, although not detailed. Our model points out a few flaws
that we wouldn’t otherwise see in a 2D sketch such as not enough room in between the futon & desk and too
much room in between the kitchen and loft. We will take these problems into consideration and update the
current floor plan.
May 29, 2022
Floor Plan mk.2
Designed by the Interior Construction team, our new floor plan
better utilizes the limited space. Before, the bathroom and
kitchen hallways were both uncomfortably narrow, which we
realized only after drawing the floorplan to-scale on the floor
in real life. Our new design pushes the bathroom all the way to
the left wall and has a waterproof closet inside. The kitchen
has the sink, stove, and eating peninsula on one side, and a
fridge with shoe storage underneath on the other side. The door
has been moved to the other side of the house to free up space
behind the eating stools. Additionally, the loft has been
extended to 6 ft to match the size of a futon underneath; a
longer loft means more storage. The cabinet wall has been
removed because the closet in the bathroom and loft provide
May 5, 2022
Floor Plan mk.1
After a few weeks of researching, brainstorming, and
deliberating every aspect of the floor plan, we have chosen a
final design. The main sections of the house will include the
kitchen, bathroom, closet/shelving wall, loft, and lounge area.
Now, we will split up into our sub-teams and draw blueprints for
every part of the house.
If you have any questions or are interested to learn more,
please email us at email@example.com or visit us at
our outreach events!
May 5, 2022
We have a timeline for the start of the project to keep us on
track. We plan to finish blueprints of all Tiny House systems
and parts by June 18th, and start construction towards the end
of the summer.