The Able Trust is excited to launch a new pilot project through a grant to the Brevard Schools Foundation. During the 2016-2017 school year, Brevard Bayside High School High Tech students will follow a project-based learning model, a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge…in this case the construction of a Tiny House!
The typical small or Tiny House is between 100 and 400 square feet, and enables simpler living in a smaller, more efficient space. The Brevard Bayside Tiny House project will incorporate various construction features which make the space more accessible for individuals with physical impairments (i.e. access ramp, wider doors, bathroom grab bars, etc.) as well as energy efficiency features.
Students will participate in the design, construction, and presentation of the Tiny House, and will be exposed to various careers in the construction industry. Students will work side-by-side with construction professionals from project conception to completion. The project will provide ample opportunities for students to work in groups, take positions of leaderships, advocate for ideas, and engage in presentations, all of which contribute to developing leadership skills in youth.
The Able Trust will provide viewing opportunities upon completion, and the Tiny House will be featured at various construction trade and education events during the spring and summer of 2017.