Claudia Cueto holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and has extensive interior design experience. She is an adjunct professor at Drexel University where she teaches 5th year studio.  Her daughter – an aspiring farmer – introduced her to permaculture, and she recently received her Permaculture Design Certificate through Susquehanna Permaculture. She is interested in what it means to live with intentionality, and believes that tiny houses are a wonderful way of exploring how we live, where we live, and what our essential human needs are. Her hope is to one day be a part of a co- housing community that lives in harmony with nature.


In no particular order, Tim Kearney is an architect, university professor, father, husband, ukulele player, soccer nut, and mayor of the small Pennsylvania college town of Swarthmore. He has spent the better part of his life thinking about community in all its myriad aspects. Architecture is about the manifestation of ideals, and he sees the tiny house project as a way of advancing theoretical ideas that he has explored with his students in the co-housing studio at Drexel University. Recently introduced to the concept by close family members, Tim believes that permaculture thinking provides a new framework for the continuing exploration of community, collaboration, and sustainability.