SustainaFest Tiny House











My name is Wade Boarman. I am the program coordinator with SustainaFest, a non profit in Annapolis, MD that is working to educate students and our community on sustainability. Our latest project was building a Tiny House with 50+ middle and high schoolers as part of our Student Sustainability Lab. We have been featured at the Maryland Home & Holiday Show and have plans to build many more with schools, organizations and students in the future.

A tiny house in Annapolis, Maryland built by over 50 high school students. More info. here.

Originally shared at Tiny House Swoon



  1. Bicycle October 30, 2014 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    As much as I love tiny houses, it saddens me that square footage requirement force these houses to be built on wheels. I would love to some day be able to buy a piece of property and build two or three permanent structures like these on it.

  2. Chet Kuhn October 31, 2014 at 9:39 am - Reply

    I love it. Almost as much as I love the Minim house, of which this is a nearly direct copy. Not that that’s a bad thing, because the Minim house is fantastic and worth copying, but some mention should be made of the original designers of this layout and design, don’t you think?

    (By the way, I am in no way affiliated with Minim homes, I just really appreciate their work.)

    • Leili April 15, 2015 at 11:34 pm - Reply

      Tiny House Swoon is somewhat parsimonious with their copy & that info probably didn’t make the edit here, but the builders do credit Minim for their distinctive floor plan on their own site & they link to Minim’s site itself. Scroll down to the 2014 project:

      [I’m not affiliated with Minim, Sustainafest or Tiny House Swoon ;-)]

  3. Sharon November 3, 2014 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Very nice! The results look very professional. Kudos to all, teacher and students alike.

  4. zenLoki November 3, 2014 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    great design and good craftsmanship.

  5. Hans November 3, 2014 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Nice build. This design is totally plundered, though. Here is the one they are copying:

    • Richard December 24, 2014 at 1:27 pm - Reply

      It isn’t plundered. The creator and builder offers plans on his site.

    • leili April 15, 2015 at 11:41 pm - Reply

      They didn’t ‘plunder’ it anymore than the builders of the ubiquitous Tumbleweed Houses have plundered their plans.

      This group credits Minim for their floor plan on their own site (many people who showcase their Tumbleweed plan homes don’t often bother to do that)

      and and even links to Minim which sells the plan they used:

      If you’ve noticed, Tiny House Swoon doesn’t offer much written info at all on the homes they feature, but the builders themselves clearly weren’t trying to pull a fast one on us or Minim. 😉

  6. Shekinah July 7, 2015 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    I love this beautiful home. If it had more bedrooms I would be interested in it for my family.

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