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Graduate students at the Yale School of Architecture are working on a tiny home project in a low-income neighborhood in New Haven, Conn. 

A team of 52 students took the challenge to build a 1,000-square feet home on a corner lot in New Haven’s West River district. The entire construction process lasted through the summer, and an official dedication was made in early October. 

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The two-story home partially adopts New England style, clad in red cedar, and topped with a galvanized aluminum roof. However, the upper level of the home extends further than the lower level, making the project stand out from traditional homes in the community.

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Being tiny and affordable, the house is designed to serve multiple functions.  A wooden box surrounding the staircase creates separate zones for the kitchen and living area on the ground-floor. 

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Student designers outfitted the interior with concrete, bamboo flooring, white oak millwork, and modern appliances, creating an air of simplicity and modernity, and a skylight and large windows ensure that the home is filled with natural light during the day.

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 See more details about the project on Dezeen.