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Living Off The Grid, Student Housing Style

Jake Weller, Ann Holley, and Brett Butler all tired of traditional student housing and decided to build their own. Weller lives in a geodesic...


Jake Weller, Ann Holley, and Brett Butler all tired of traditional student housing and decided to build their own. Weller lives in a geodesic dome, Butler a tipi-and in the case of Holley, she and her husband, Darren Macca, call ProtoHaus home.They are featured in a slideshow in the New York Times' Education Life.As followers of the tiny house movement, Holley and Macca combined their backgrounds in sculpture and industrial design to make their lives fit inside of 127 square feet of space.Ingenuity and compromise aside, everyone just wants to know what they did with all their extra stuff."You wear the same five outfits, with a few alternatives," explains Macca. "Our closets were filled with stuff we hadn't looked at in years."After paring things down, they are less prone to spontaneous purchases, limiting gifts to good wine and fancy cheese.What's your preference if you were to resurrect student life: Dome, tipi, or a tiny house?Photo via
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