Students Build Tiny House for $15,000 at Black Rock Forest
 
Black Rock Forest Consortium is pleased to welcome juniors from Avenues: The World School and their science teachers, Steven Carpenter and Jason Hoeksema, for a day of student-led tours of the new tiny house at Black Rock Forest on Saturday, November 5th from 11 AM - 2 PM.
 
The Integrated Science students designed and built the house last spring to study energy transfer in physical and electrical systems - as well as ecological systems, through a composting toilet study. With a budget of $15,000 and stringent requirements - including 100 s.f. of living space and off-grid energy sources to power light, heat, running water and appliances - the students had to extract maximum thermal performance from the house and choose which comforts of home to provide.
 
To learn what it took to build the tiny house, come talk with the designers themselves! This event is free and open to the public but RSVP's are required. Please contact Emily Cunningham at 845-534-4517 ext. 26 or at ecunningham@blackrockforest.org to confirm your attendance and the number in your party.  Directions and parking information will be provided by email prior to the event.