Tiny House Progress!

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Now that the architecture and systems teams are done with their work on the project, students in the Tiny House building course are hard at work bringing the student-created plans to life.

“We started this phase of the Tiny House project with a safety review and then went over the Gantt Chart, (a project management tool that illustrates the start and finish dates and progress of various elements of a project),” explains Mike Agosti, MHS Engineering/Technology/STEAM teacher.

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The dwelling is being built on a trailer, so the first step in the construction process was “leveling the trailer front to back and side to side,” says Agosti. Next, floor insulation was installed, plywood was laid as a subfloor, and students constructed the sill plates (the bottom of the framed walls). The trailer is in a secure location outside of the school, but students built the walls on the shop floor.

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“So far the project is a lot of fun,” says senior Harrison Caulfield, who took all three classes in the Tiny House course, and will earn honors credit.

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“It’s a great way to start the day, and it makes coming to school in the mornings better than usual,” laughs junior Oliver Jacob. “It’s been a really good experience.”

Next up, says Agosti, is positioning, raising and securing the walls, and of course constantly referring to the all-important Gantt Chart. Stay tuned!