A group of Canadian wildlife biologists is preparing for an expedition to study whale and dolphin species, and in addition to all the technical tools they will need, they are also bringing along their very own tiny house that will act as a mobile research base. The BigWhaleTinyHouse, built using donated components by several companies, including Atlas Roofing, is an energy-efficient mobile house that will withstand different environmental conditions throughout the duration of the expedition and help the team raise awareness about sustainable living.
The tiny living unit will function as research base and home to wildlife biologists led by Katy Gavrilchuk and David Gaspard who plan to go on an expedition this summer to study the whale and dolphin species of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Canada. The scientists teamed up with non-profit organization, The Mingan Island Cetacean Study, is order to monitor large baleen whales in particular. They started their journey in Montreal earlier this month and will conclude the expedition in September.
Thanks to the donation made by Atlas Roofing, as well as other companies, Katy and David built the tiny house as a mobile research base which will allow them to stay comfortable while keeping their carbon footprint to a minimum. They made sure to use eco-friendly materials and components that are also energy efficient, lightweight, water and fire-resistant and manufactured through sustainable processes.