Ara Tiny Houses up for auction
Ara students have finished their exciting Tiny House project and now the units are going under the hammer.
The one-bedroom, one-bathroom houses have been built by trainee tradies who are students at Ara Institute of Canterbury.
Twenty students have worked on the project two days a week for the past 12 months, and now the houses are being sold to fund their next project. Ten of the students will be traveling to Fiji to work with Habitat for Humanity, where they will help build new homes in areas devastated by recent cyclones.
We co-hosted a mid-build open day event with Ara in August last year which was hugely popular.
The use of Formance on this project will, of course, make the Tiny Houses very warm, but there are other benefits too. They will also be hugely strong; important for when you're towing the Tiny Houses from place to place. And they have a tiny eco-footprint. The OSB used in Formance panels utilises 90% of the available timber on the harvested trees - compared to around 25% for structural timber framing - and the EPS is fully recyclable. Studies have shown houses built with this type of SIP to have a carbon footprint of just 10% of a framed house when considered over the life of the building.
Have a look at the TradeMe listing for open home dates so you can pop along to see them for yourself.