The Pocket House is a new digitally fabricated tiny house designed to be comfortable, portable, affordable and easy to assemble. The City of Oakland is facing both a housing shortage and a homeless crisis and the Laney College Pocket House can help.

Designed and optimized as a 3d computer model, the parts for this tiny house prototype are cut by students on the CNC router and flat­packed, allowing for rapid assembly, minimizing tools required.

The prototype, built by the Digital Fabrication class, in collaboration with the Tiny House class, is a 100 sf bedroom planned as one of multiple modular units that will be installed on a shared site supported by shared facilities.

Built in Oakland, for Oakland, this tiny house will be designed to fit Oakland’s unique needs.


• Assembled with minimal tools
• Full bed, desk, closet, dresser, shelving
• Energy efficient
• Built on a trailer
• Deck and awning fold up for transportation

The Homeless Crisis

1 in 7

Community College students
in the US are homeless


Increase in homelessness in
Alameda County in 2 years


Average cost to buy a home
in Oakland