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College student lives in 96-square-foot house he built to reduce carbon footprint, save money

In this Aug. 14, 2015 photo, Rob Dunn sits on on a couch in his two-story, 96-square-foot home in Poultney, Vt. Dunn, a Green Mountain College senior from Henniker, N.H., has lived off the grid for about a year in his tiny home powered by two 100-watt solar panels. He uses a rocket mass heater for cooking and heating. (Anthony Edwards/Rutland Herald via AP) 

POULTNEY, Vt. (AP) — A college student in Vermont  (US) is living in a 96-square-foot house he built to reduce his carbon footprint — and save money.
The Rutland Herald reports  http://bit.ly/1MwOCWq  that Green Mountain College senior Rob Dunn has been living in the two-story Poultney home since August 2014.
The home is powered by two 100-watt solar panels. A rocket mass heater built from a cast-iron stove insulated with a mixture of clay, sand and straw allows for cooking and heating.
The home cost Dunn about $3,000 to build, and the landowner is letting him live rent-free. He says that will help with the high cost of college.
The Henniker, New Hampshire, native says living in the home is the "most raw experience that I've ever had."
Information from: Rutland Herald, http://www.rutlandherald.com/
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