EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation
Pathways for Lifecycle Building Practices: Material Reuse in Tiny Home Construction (2019)
Co-Learning Plan - 2019
Author: Michael Moreno-Beals and Nathaniel Hooper, Private Consultants
Michael Moreno and Nathaniel Hooper will present the findings of their research on the efficacy of using Tiny Homes to meet the affordable housing needs of Michigan communities, and how innovative building practices can mitigate some of the negative environmental impacts of these structures. This project will compare the social, economic, and environmental impacts of building Tiny Homes using a Domicological approach versus traditional building methods. The aim of this project is to provide economic and community developers an insight into how life-cycle design practices can empower Michigan communities to transform abandoned structures into affordable Tiny Homes.