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Eco-Tiny Home Photo Gallery & Story
The Story of Casita Soluna Casita Soluna - the little house of the sun & moon - is an ecological tiny home for an Artist-in-Residency program at a backyard homestead in Berkeley, CA. The resident will be able to live in the home for free in exchange for tending to the backyard garden. The clients - who are environmental and social activists - are often traveling the world leading social retreats, so creating a home for visiting artists who could tend to their garden was a dream they've had for several years. The house is constructed with traditional post & beam construction, with ten redwood 4x4 posts supporting the double shed roof structure. There is a dry stack urbanite and earthbag foundation with the downstairs walls made from pallets stuffed full of straw and covered with cob - an earthen mortar made of clay, sand, & straw. There are also downstairs walls made from plastic bottle ecobricks - bottles stuffed full of plastic trash; as well as different colored glass bottles. Upstairs the walls are made from clay-straw insulation, natural plaster, with an exterior siding of repurposed wood. The sun - moon window is plastered with a yellow lime plaster and a white kaolin clay plaster. The ecological tiny home was designed and constructed by Brennan Bird with a series of public work parties and workshops, as well as with volunteer and paid workers. This is Brennan's first tiny home - an accumulation of all the natural building and ecological skill-sets he has gained. Behind the tiny home there is a greywater outdoor shower and a compost toilet. If you want to learn more about Casita Soluna, talk about your own tiny home project, or go on a tour, lets talk!