Most high schoolers are busy studying for a test or quickly drafting that English paper they put off until last minute…but at the Canyon-Owyhee School Service Agency, students in Richard Ray's construction had a house to build, “the kids did all the work on this we had subs come in and do the electrical, the plumbing and the mechanical but all the rest of the work was done by the students”.
COSSA school partnered up with Metro Community Services to create a functional, livable tiny home while also providing students with a priceless opportunity, “ we were thinking maybe we could partner with COSSA to build a tiny house with their students to actually give them incredible experience building a tiny house uh for someone to actually live in and to further their skills and their careers…”.
The home will be raffled off September 13th, and tickets start at $100. Matt Jones, the Communications and Marketing Director at Metro tells us that, “all the proceeds go back to seniors and the disabled here in Idaho that rely on our services”.
COSSA and Metro Community Services hope to build one tiny home every school year…and after completing this latest project, getting students motivated should not be a problem.
Tickets for the tiny home auction are expected to sell quick. Only 1,000 will be sold.