Net-Zero Energy and Water Tiny House


The building process has taught us all valuable skills including project management, workflow, and how to frame a wood-frame house from floor to roof.


The Nomad is driven by research and innovation. We have employed a number of smart features and building technologies that are helping to revolutionize the industry.


We are a diverse team of individuals from different backgrounds. The Nomad has brought our talents and skills together to create a cohesive team and an exciting project.

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We would like to thank everyone — donors, friends, family, special guests, and the public alike — who came out to our open house this past weekend. We were overwhelmed with all of the positive feedback and the turnout; thank you for your support and to all who made this dream of ours a reality. […]


The Northern Nomad is a net-zero energy tiny house that was built and designed by Carleton University students. Join us at our official open house, the first time the completed home will be open for public viewing! The day will feature guided tours, a chance to meet and chat with the students involved with the […]

How does the Nomad get lit?

by Josh Reinhart How do you make a house that runs on sunshine? How about hydroelectric power, nuclear power, cogeneration or anything else? The thing that must be remembered is that the wires in the wall don’t care where the electricity came from. All that matters are that the voltage and amperage are correct. So […]

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