One of the interesting phenomena in the construction trades is the Tiny House movement. Homes of about 400 square feet are designed to meet all of the needs of individuals interested in leading a minimalist lifestyle.

One of the recent grants approved by the DPS Foundation is provided to give students at the Randolph Skills Center the opportunity to build a Tiny House. Students will be engaged in all aspects of the design and construction, resulting in the completion of a livable home.

The January issue of HOUR Detroit contains an article on the Tiny House movement as it is developing in the metro area. It has been noted that Tiny Houses have the potential to house the homeless, serve the needs of college students, provide opportunities to live without the weight of unnecessary possessions, and make home ownership affordable.

Students at the Randolph Skills Center will learn about construction and the social benefits of such building. We are excited to support their project.