This past Saturday, students and members of the community gathered at the Forrest Career and Technology center for a community build event to work on the Tiny Houses. There was a great turnout from community members of all ages. Attendees enjoyed a variety of activities, such as building and staining the dual-purpose picnic tables and benches, measuring framing beams for the house structure, and drawing pictures of tiny houses.
Community member Lizzie Click spent her day measuring support beams for the first tiny house. She said she enjoyed hanging out and getting the chance to participate in the build. Her father, English professor and woodworking enthusiast Ben Click, said of the event, “Anything that builds community and builds something else is a good thing.” He continued to describe how excited he is to witness a project with tangible progress and a tangible finished product so that the students, professors, and community will be able to see the result of all the hard work.
Georgia Patterson, daughter of Art professor Carrie Patterson, was excited to get the chance to stain the wood benches and to see the progress of the Tiny House Project.
After a lot of hard work, the picnic benches are just about finished up, and the first of two tiny houses is well on its way. Stay tuned for more photos and updates!