Intel Vice President of the Internet of Things Rose Schooler said it's an example of integrated technologies for our homes. "What we're trying to show is how a connected home can bring a new user experience."
Schooler said the tiny house is the next step in smart home technologies.
"Today in your current home you may have singular devices. Maybe a smart thermostat. Maybe a smart security system. In the future what we're trying to do is bring all those experiences together," she said.
Much in the way that the smartphone integrated several devices, the tech in this house is grouped together. The thermostat knows when you're home and sets the temperature accordingly. The smart lights adjust to your favorite settings. And the house knows when and when not to brew your morning coffee. It can even tell when there is a problem with the plumbing.
"Because of the API connections in the cloud, we have the ability to pull up a plumber, call the plumber, schedule an appointment and have them come," said Martin Despain, the director of Intel's Smart Home project.
And when the plumber arrives, a face recognition camera at the front door can tell the smart lock to let the plumber in, even if you're not home.
Getting all these technologies to communicate with one another, through the cloud, is still a challenge. There is an ongoing effort to get manufacturers, software developers and hardware companies to adopt similar protocols.
And in an interconnected environment, there's also a problem with possible hackers.
"There is inevitably going to be some kind of attack or exposure, and the bottom line is how quickly can you respond," Schooler said.
The technologies in this home are still in development. But the aim is to have them available in the not-too-distant future.