College of Engineering and Polymer Science
Date of Last Revision
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-2021 has seen hundreds of thousands sequestered in quarantine for long periods of time. When quarantined in an urban setting, many cannot leave their respective apartment buildings which only adds to the strain of isolation. In the context of isolation, the design team of Hafler, Nicholas, Owen, Willis, and Zehentbauer personally sought to incorporate their individual enthusiasm for nature with the benefits of living off-grid. After initial research and deliberation, the team discovered the “Skoolie” community and the plans for a mobile tiny home began production.
The team outlined the design project as the full design, purchase, and construction of a 54-passenger bus transformed into a mobile tiny home. The team highlights the terms “sustainable” and “off-grid” in the problem statement, this was done intentionally to ensure that all decisions made in the project were centralized back to these two main themes. By completing this project, the team will make a point to include all living amenities of an average student’s apartment such as hot water shower, fridge storage, living and recreation area, sleeping area for 4-5 adults.
Honors Faculty Advisor
Hafler, Owen Christian; Zehentbauer, Zebediah Paul Benedict; Willis, Madilyn Beatrice; Owen, Zachary Eli; and Nicholas, Justin Robert, "Camper Conversion" (2021). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1388.