Architecture Faculty Builds and Lives Inside This “Tiny Box” Home

Behind impressively overgrown plumbago, lantana and firebush sits a house one with nature.

On either side of the front walkup stand fruit-bearing Persian, Key lime and Meyer lemon trees while nearby pineapple plants congregate like old friends, their bounty nearly ripened. In the back of the home tower an avocado and a banana tree, and along the western flank thrive a variety of shrubs that allow mottled sunlight to flood a room-length bank of windows. Meanwhile, broccoli, collard greens and tomatoes suffer the ravages of peacocks pecking at them in search of worms, and heads of lettuce and pods of pigeon peas wait ready for the picking…read more