As an addendum to the CTE (career and technical education) program, students at South Lenoir High School are building a 20’ long tiny house on wheels they are calling the Tiny Blue Devil.
Students at South Lenoir High School in Deep Run, NC are embarking on a new project that is quickly becoming a big deal even though it is actually quite tiny. “Lenoir County Public Schools strive to give its students as many enriching experiences and opportunities that will expand, not only their education, but their overall enjoyment of learning and living,” says Associate Superintendent Frances J. Herring.
Project Tiny Blue Devil is one of those opportunities and with plans donated by the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, it is sure to be a stunner. Students begin building on November 15. Tiny Blue Devil will also be on wheels thanks to the expert craftsmanship of local business HH Farm Supply. The Triple C Trailers team at HH custom built a trailer specifically for the LCPS project.
The tiny house on wheels will be built both during school and after school and students involved with the CTE program will be taking part. It will incorporate lessons in core and sustainable construction, carpentry, green building, and unique trends in construction fields. Frank Emory, Construction Technology instructor, is quick to add, “This is going to a fun project bringing together students, administration, and teachers. It will be an opportunity for staff and students to give their time and building talents while working as a team and partnering with our local businesses to take advantage of a new opportunity.”
Tiny Blue Devil is expected to take 15 weeks to build and will be available for public viewing at the 2017 TinyHouseNC Street Festival in Pink Hill, NC, April 21-23, 2017. Like the school’s annual home building project, Tiny Blue Devil is also scheduled for public auction.
Serving 9,200 students in 17 schools, Lenoir County Public Schools focuses on connecting each student to a prosperous future through partnerships with families and the community, while educating in an ever-changing world.