09/07 Tiny house serves as mobile research base for biologists

the Big Whale tiny house

The aptly-named Big Whale Tiny House measures 8 x 20 ft (2.5 x 6 m) and comprises a total floorspace of 160 sq ft (14.5 sq m)

Wildlife biologists Katy Gavrilchuk and David Gaspard recently embarked on a research expedition to study whale and dolphin species off the east coast of Canada. The pair built themselves an off-grid tiny house to serve as a mobile research base throughout their working adventure.

The aptly-named Big Whale Tiny House measures 8 x 20 ft (2.5 x 6 m) and comprises a total floorspace of 160 sq ft (14.5 sq m).

The build took around five months, though is still not fully complete, and work continues on the interior when Gavrilchuk and Gaspard manage to find some time in their 12-hour work days.

So far, the pair have fitted a kitchenette with fridge, sink, and propane oven. The bathroom includes a composting toilet and shower. A large sleeping loft takes up around half the length of the home, while a smaller second loft is used for storage…

The 670-mile (1,078 km) expedition started in early June and is still ongoing, involving stops in Québec City, Tadoussac, Baie Comeau, and Sept-Îles. So far they have seen over 100 minke whales and 3 humpback whale calves.

Read more – http://newatlas.com/big-whale-tiny-house/45262/

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Elaine Walker

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