The Northern Nomad Project is a net-zero energy tiny home designed and built by undergraduate engineering and architecture students from Carleton University in Ottawa (Canada). The project started as a 4th year engineering capstone project and was inspired by the growing popularity of the tiny house movement.
As part of our Co-living series, we have asked team members Seungyeon Hong and Brigitte Martins to tell us about their objectives, their opinion on sustainable building and more generally, about the way design can make us live in better harmony with our planet.
Experimenting with sustainable design
Their project is meant to address two purposes: first, to test whether net-zero energy is possible on a small footprint on a mobile structure and learn about the real-life challenges of constructing such houses. Second, to develop a platform for building energy research by implementing state of the art equipment, instrumentation, monitoring and controls in the house.