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New building is upgrade for Tiny Homes crew

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Morgen Dozier
Students in the Tiny Home program work on the foundation in the new building.

The new Tiny Homes facility was filled with an array of different noises as students worked on the seventh structure.

Originally the students started construction at their outdoor location but had to pause it as they waited for the building to open. 

“(The district) asked us not to build until the facilities were finished,” architecture teacher Missi Taylor said. “We have some catching up to do.”

Once the keys were handed over to Taylor at the end of September, the crew started moving their equipment and work indoors.

The cover provided by the new facility provides students fewer weather problems as they get back to building. 

 “We don’t have to worry about weather delays, we get to work inside, there’s not as much dirt, it’s level on every surface. And then, of course, we’ve got a lot more electricity and tools,” lead architect Andrew Hennings said.

A bandsaw, a larger table saw and air compressors that are built into the ceiling are all new additions to the Tiny Homes shop. These new tools will be able to speed up the process of building. 

This year’s house will be a one-story home and feature a butterfly roof, which has never been done before in the Tiny Homes program. The home will then be donated to a homeless veteran.

“We went from working outside to inside,” Hennings said. “We’re still building the same house that we would have built outside. It’s just we now have a roof over our heads.”

 

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