Pittsburgh Astronomer’s Tiny Abode

Pittsburgh Astronomer’s Tiny Abode

Ever wonder what it might be like to live in a “tiny house?” 

DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh invites you into a Pittsburgh astronomer’s tiny house. 

This 500-square-foot house was built by ex-cons and assembled in a warehouse on South Side. It was driven through Pittsburgh at five miles per hour on an escorted, cross-city journey that took nine hours until it reached eight acres of woods off a dead-end road in the City of Pittsburgh.

Learn more about this tiny house, from the owner Diane Turnshek, as she invites us in for a virtual tour.

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This story was recorded on March 22, 2021.

Your Storyteller

Diane Turnshek is an astronomer in the CMU Department of Physics. She runs a lecture series at Allegheny Observatory and coordinates astronomy outreach in Western PA through her website: PghConstellation.com. Her love of both astronomy and science fiction won her a finalist award in the international Mars City Design competition. Her TEDx Pittsburgh talk has 25K views. One of her tweets racked up 17.5 million views.


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