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VIDEO: Northwestern Students Show Off Tiny House

This week, Northwestern students displayed their Tiny House, a 128-square-foot house with solar panels and a rainwater catchment and filtration system that aims to encourage sustainable living.

The Tiny House got its start in 2010 as a project in a Segal Design Institute course with Jay Shafer, founder of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, as a student team’s “client.” The project then found a home with the student-driven Engineers for a Sustainable World group.

Now, after two years of work, the house is finally finished and is on display this week in front of the Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center.

'It's really awesome to be with a university that supports student design and innovation like McCormick does," said Andrea Morgan, a senior in environmental engineering.