January 2016 - Container Arrives!

An empty container was delivered to the University of Minnesota's ReUse Center on January 12, 2016.

January 2016 - Students on Board!

Students from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities' College of Design participated in hands on learning while constructing the LightHotel.

February 2016 - Spray Foam

The interior of the LightHotel is framed with 2” studs and  was spray foamed by AEI (Applied Energy Innovation) of Minneapolis for a thermally tight envelope.

March 2016 - Products Arrive!

Uponor in-floor heat, WD flooring, and Daltile along with a ton of other generous sponsors supplies the products responsible for converting an empty, industrial container into a luxury one-room hotel.

March 2016- Students Continue to Learn new Skills

Students tested their design skills and acquired new ones working closer to a construction site than most classrooms afford.

April 2016 - Doors and Windows Installed

As the weather warmed up the build moved outside once the door and windows were installed.

May 2016 - LightHotel Debuts!

The LightHotel made its first appearance at the Minneapolis Institute of Art on May 19, 2016.