The Northern Nomad is a tiny house born from the collaborative efforts of Carleton architecture and engineering students. Under the supervision of Scott Bucking, Associate Professor in Building Information Modelling in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, the conceptualization of the project began as the fourth-year capstone project of five Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering students in the fall of 2016. The current team consists of several Carleton students from the Faculty of Engineering and Design, each with their own focuses and skills, that have made the project become a reality. As of Summer 2019, the house has entered the instrumentation and testing phase overlooking the river beside Richcraft Hall.
When I was working in construction, I saw that there was so much more we could be doing to reduce our environmental impact and our reliance on oil.
Our primary goal is to build an autonomous house.
The Northern Nomad tiny home is an important opportunity for the engineers of tomorrow to push the boundaries of sustainable building technologies in Canada.