Tiny Home pilot project teaches students skilled trades

Students learn real-life trade skills while working on the Tiny Home pilot project.

Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin has launched a Tiny Home pilot project that provides innovative and affordable housing while helping high school students learn skilled trades.

The pilot project is a partnership between with Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin, Habitat Grey Bruce, and the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. With the help of skilled trades students, corporate partners and the community, Habitat is building five tiny homes, two for use as emergency shelters, and three as affordable housing solutions for an individual or small family. The Tiny Home Village will be fully site serviced and operated by the Chippewas community.

More than 100 students from the Halton District School Board are working on the homes, which were designed by True North Tiny Homes Inc., under the instruction of industry professionals.

The five initial tiny homes will be part of the Tiny Home Village, fully site serviced and operated by the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.

According to Habitat for Humanity, “When it comes to electrical, plumbing, and HVAC installation students are completing all of the preparation work for rough-ins and they will be completing all of the finish installation work. Students will be completing the full installation of the radiant floor heating, the installation of supply plumbing lines, and wire runs and junction boxes for the electrical. Habitat is contracting professional trades for each home to complete the final installation and approve any work completed by students. The professional trades will be responsible to install the main components of each system (including water heater, boiler, well pump, electrical panel and energy recovery ventilator) and the teacher will educate the students on what they have done. This is all part of ensuring that Habitat is providing the highest quality homes to the end-user.”

For more information on the pilot project, visit Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin.







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