Tiny Home Alley
Tiny Home Alley
Location - West of the MREA Marketplace
Tour a variety of Tiny Homes throughout the weekend and meet the owners/builders. Ask questions and learn how people have retrofitted existing vehicles or built their tiny home from scratch.
Confirmed (as of 3/15/18)
Retrofitted FedEx Van: Friday – Sunday
This off grid tiny home comes with 1,700 watts of solar power on an aluminum, 2-way tilting electric rack, and a 200 sq ft water catch to keep the 150 gallon water tank full. All of the appliances are energy efficient-running off of the solar panels. The appliances include television, stereo, heater, inductive stove top, counter top oven, air conditioner, outlets for vacuums, a 240v inverter for the electric water heater, and more! Gary has lived in this tiny home for two months now, and has always had enough power for breakfast, hot showers, watching T.V., and all the other typical things even during a stretch of multiple cloudy days. I have yet to see this kind of efficiency and light-weight material anywhere else!
Tiny Home on Wheels: Friday – Sunday
Visit this fully functioning tiny home on wheels built on a custom 8.5’x20′ trailer bed with a footprint of roughly 170 square feet plus a sleeping and storage loft. Learn how Jules built his Tiny Home and incorporated energy efficiency measures into this home. Ask Jules any questions you have about design and comfort and learn more about tiny homes—a fast growing alternative to traditional housing and the many applications in current culture.
Solar Shed by Next Energy Solution: Friday – Sunday
See a solar shed, including the roof and walls, made completely out of operating solar panels. The shed will be on-site providing renewable energy power by feeding into the Next Energy Solution (NES) Weekender Solar Generator.
Tiny Tiny House Model: Friday – Sunday
Visit the MREA Info & Silent Auction Tent, to see a 1/16 scale model of a two story walkout home, with a garage and four season addition. The model incorporates many building and energy efficiency features such as solar electric power, solar thermal heating, radiant heat distribution, advanced heat recovery ventilation, energy trusses, insulated concrete forms, LP siding, GAF roofing and examples of different insulation envelope techniques. The creator is Tim Pendergast, Solar Thermal Energy Manager for Applied Energy Innovations of South Minneapolis, MN.
Building Unity 1983 Tour Bus. . . Riding the Range, for Social Change: Saturday-Sunday
Building Unity is a joint project of Wisconsin Network for Peace, Justice, and Sustainability; Wisconsin Grassroots Network; Family Farm Defenders; and many others. By connecting, listening, finding common ground, seeking “win-win solutions” and showing up for each other in these dangerous times, we are Building Unity and hope.
The Building Unity Tour is a free, family-friendly, fully inclusive tour that is supporting Wisconsin’s movement for clean government, a sustainable world, a just society, and a future for our children. Iris, the beautiful bus, will be leading the tour. The 29th Annual Energy Fair will be one of several stops on the Building Unity Tour. Whether for just a day or for most of the tour, all are welcome and encouraged to join! It’s time to get on the bus and be the change we want for our world. Follow the Building Unity Tour on Facebook at www.facebook.com/buildingunitywi, or visit www.BuildingUnityWisconsin.org, or email BuildingUnityWI@gmail.com.