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Architecture Students’ Models on Display at Tiny House Fest Vermont

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Tiny houses have become a major trend across the country. The tiny house movement has also reached Keene State. Last semester, architecture students designed tiny houses in their senior capstone class, as a final project before graduation. Models constructed by Erin Conti ’18 and Bill Eisenhauer ’18 are on view at Tiny House Fest Vermont, an annual showcase of the latest in innovative design and technology in Brattleboro, VT.

“It’s very exciting to have my capstone project displayed,” said Erin, who is pursuing a Masters in Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology staring this fall. “I’ve attended the Tiny House Fest before and loved it, so to have something I designed and created on display for people to see is so cool. I’m really proud to have it there!”

The students’ plans and tiny house models are on display in The Latchis Hotel Gallery, which is adjacent to the festival on Flat Street, through Friday, July 6. The day-long festival on Saturday, June 23 also features talks, panels, a tour of the Pop-Up Tiny House Village of 30 tiny homes, demonstrations and more.

Tiny House Fest Vermont emerged in 2016 with a vision to harness the expertise of housing industry professionals in the region with a goal of producing tiny housing options for the community. Erin Maile O’Keefe, co-founder and director of programming at Tiny House Fest Vermont, was a guest instructor for the capstone class at Keene State College and invited Erin and Bill to display their final projects as part of the festival.

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