We have designed the rEvolve House as a short term, low cost housing solution for Operation Freedom Paws, a non-profit organization that prepares veterans to train their own service dogs. The tiny house provides the first step in the journey of empowering veterans to evolve their independence and is a safe haven for them to acclimate and begin training their dogs prior to returning to their respective homes.
The architecture of the home is designed around a coastal contemporary theme that will provide a calming and accommodating environment for any disability that the veterans may face. All aspects of the home are dog friendly in order to enhance the quality of life to both the veteran and his or her service dog.
The house features a bedroom with a Murphy bed and a full sized kitchen that incorporates a seating area and fold out table. The home will also contain a 35 sq. ft wet bathroom with a dry-flush toilet that will eliminate the use of a black water system. The walls will be constructed with Structural Insulated Panels, which will make our house stronger and more energy efficient than a traditional stick framed home. The rEvolve House also features an accessible roof deck that provides an expanded seating area for six.
In order to support an off-grid lifestyle, the house is powered entirely by eight 330 Watt Sunmodule solar panels. The house stores its energy using saltwater batteries, the only batteries in the world to be Cradle to Cradle certified. In order to improve the home's solar efficiency by 30%, the house’s trailer will be connected to a Colossun solar tracking ring allowing the entire house to revolve as the sun moves across the sky.