2023 141 ENV

An Eco-Friendly, Low-Cost, Resilient, and Off-Grid Mobile Tiny Home

By: Imani Ware

Department: Physics & Astronomy

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Adrienne Cool

The project incorporates modular and adaptive features using repurposed, recycled, and environmentally-safe materials to reduce harmful construction components and unnecessary waste. The high-energy electrical system is designed to power off-grid living with two 12 V DC battery bank subsystems and a 3000 W inverter-charger supplying AC power. With additional solar power, increased battery capacity, 35-gallon potable water system, and a waste management system, the mobile tiny home is capable of sustaining human life in the most remote environments, ensuring access to grid-like power, clean and safe water, and reducing waste output. The project's objective is to improve renewable construction methods and the resiliency of human habitats to mitigate and adapt to climate change challenges. As the project evolves, all systems will be fully installed and tested in various environmental conditions to ensure the efficiency and adaptability of the off-grid, high-energy tiny home system using advanced technology and mechanical load-bearing construction.