tiny house barn-raising


Eugene, Oregon


Summer 2018


Buddha Eye Temple

As a fundraiser for Buddha Eye Zen Temple, this tiny house project conceived by Cultivate allowed a mutual opportunity to come to fruition in many ways. Cultivate provided comprehensive services including development, design and construction management. The temple community built the structure with all-volunteer labor, whose market value translated into significant funding to support the temple's mission.

The design follows passive house construction techniques including continuous insulation, triple-pane windows, airtight construction and heat recovery ventilation. The thermacork cladding provides insulation and a no-maintenance exterior. All lumber, cabinetry and trim are composed of FSC-certified wood. The standing seam metal roof allows ease of solar panel installation and rainwater catchment. The interior design includes an innovative alternating-tread stair which rotates for ease of cabinetry access.

The 10' x 20' footprint requires a wide load permit for transport, and allows for a much more comfortable interior spaciousness than typical tiny houses. The supporting trailer is designed to be easily removable so the home can set on a permanent foundation if desired.

Comprehensive plans of the home are available for purchase. Please contact us for further information.