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SMUD Tiny House Competition

Get excited, the Tiny House movement is spreading! The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is sponsoring The Tiny House Competition to promote energy awareness, solar technology, green building construction techniques and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture and Math) development in young adults.


What is the Tiny House Competition?

The Tiny House Competition is a home building competition taking place on October 10 -15, 2016 at California State University, Sacramento. The Tiny Homes will be open for public viewing on October 15, 2016. In keeping with the excitement of the Tiny House movement, the competition will inspire student builders to address the needs of first time home buyers, retirees and urban in-fill communities. The California colleges and universities participating in The Tiny House Competition will explore net-zero energy building, green building techniques, and sustainable living. Click here to download a PDF flyer.


The teams will be judged in the major categories of Architecture, Communication, Home Life and Energy (please see attached judging flyer for more in detail explanation of judging). Any California college was able to apply.

TINY HOUSE WORKSHOPParticipants include:

  • University of California, Berkeley
  • California State University, Chico
  • College of the Sequoias
  • Cosumnes River College
  • California State University, Fresno
  • Laney College
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • San Jose City College
  • Santa Clara University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Santa Cruz & Cabrillo College
  • University of Southern California

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