The 'Collaborative Tiny House Project' is teaching students how to build eco residences that can be used for a variety of purposes. Saul Rip Hansen and his team have designed a program that they hope will be used in high schools and middle schools. The curriculum outlines a series of tutorials on how to build a small house.
The inspiration behind the project is sustainability. Going forward, Hansen and his team want students to be more self-sufficient and independent. The act of building a home is also a much smarter long term investment and more affordable than renting. Additionally, these small house can be treated as nearby getaways or cottages.
By participating in the program early, students are able to take advantage of the house they build after high school. Students can then shift their focus on college or finding a job without having to worry about their accommodations.