Source: The Herald Times
[Ed: Danny Weddle is pursuing a M. Arch degree in the Eskenazi School's Miller Architecture Program. Weddle is also a 2009 Eskenazi sculpture BFA, with a second bachelor's degree in marketing from the Kelley School.]
Danny Weddle's three homes came together on Bloomington's near west side Friday when a construction crane placed two tiny houses on the Fairview Street lot where Weddle lives in a 1950 bungalow.
For several years, Weddle has been working with city officials to overcome hurdles and meet requirements to add one of his custom-built tiny houses to his main residence.
The project involved positioning a second tiny house on a permanent foundation behind Weddle's home, where it will anchor a separate residence that the city approved as an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) with two apartments.
That structure will be built of adobe-style walls made by Terran Robotics, a Bloomington-based company focused on sturdy, energy-efficient and affordable adobe-wall housing.
The goal is to make environmentally friendly, new-home construction common in the Midwest where the ingredients for adobe walls, such as clay-rich mud and straw, are readily available. Terran uses artificial intelligence and robotics, automating parts of the wall-making process to streamline construction.