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WSWHE BOCES Tiny House Project to Premiere at the Saratoga County Showcase of Homes

Friday, September 06, 2019

​What is the Tiny House Project?

The Tiny House Project is a public/private partnership to highlight the great career opportunities in the construction industry available to young people. High school level Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Employment Training for Adults (ETA) students and volunteers worked in collaboration to complete this fully functional tiny house. The Saratoga Builders Association, Curtis Lumber and various other generous donors provided expertise and contributed supplies. The Tiny House features the latest in building techniques and products, beautiful interiors, as well as high quality furnishings - all built by local students and volunteers!

The Tiny House will be on display at the Saratoga Showcase of Homes at the following locations:

  • Degraff-Bloom Custom Builders, 31 Vettura Court, Malta - On display 9/14 & 9/15
  • Bella Home Builders, 18 Shaw Drive, Saratoga Springs - On display 9/21 & 9/22
  • Belmonte Builders, 43 Julians Way, Saratoga Springs - On display 9/28 & 9/29

How did construction take place? Students worked on the project as part of the Construction Trades program. Topics covered: 

  • Construction Safety (OSHA)
  • Practical Framing / Sheathing
  • Siding Systems
  • Interior Finish / Insulation / Ventilation

Key Info
14 high school students, 11 adult students, and numerous volunteers worked on the project
Completed in 7 months

Interesting Stats

  • The house has a 23' x 8' footprint with an additional 10' x 8' sleeping loft
  • Approximate 220 square feet of living space
  • Electric heat 
  • Composting toilet
  • Pine clapboard siding
  • 14 High School students, 11 adult students, and volunteers worked on the project
  • Multiple businesses made donations
  • Completed in 7 months

What happens to the tiny house after the Showcase of Homes?
It will be sold through an auction at a time to be determined. Proceeds will be reinvested into the project for future builds. 

How do adults sign up for the Residential Construction course?
To register for the Residential Construction course visit https://www.etaprogram.org/page/construction or call (518) 581-3555.

How do high school students enroll in CTE?
If students are interested in the CTE Construction Trades program they should speak with their high school counselor and visit https://www.careerandteched.org/page/construction-trades

Want to see the construction progress over the course of the year?
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