This year the Forbush High school carpentry classes have started a new project. This year Forbush decided to build a tiny house.
Many of you may have seen a show on television about people wanting to downsize. Their solution however is not to get a small apartment in the city, but to get a mobile tiny house. These houses are great projects for schools because the students learn all the essentials of building a house but on a much smaller scale.
The average tiny house uses about 200 square feet of space or less, and are equipped only with the essentials such as a bed, a bath, a small kitchen possibly and a small living area. People who buy a tiny house like the freedom that comes along with not being tied down to one area. That’s why they decided to make their tiny house mobile.
All the work that has been done to the schools tiny house has been done by students at Forbush. The project is so big that the masonry classes also have been working on it.
It may be a tiny house, but most of the time it’s the details that people don’t see that take the most time. For example, making sure that the rafters are built just right so that no water leaks through the roof during a severe storm. Getting all the details right might take some time but when it’s finished it will all be worth it.
Jordan Yale is a student at Forbush High School.