Home builders association partners with Wando High School students to build tiny home for veteran

Wando students help build the home (Source: Provided)
Wando students help build the home (Source: Provided)
Updated: Jun. 22, 2018 at 2:10 PM EDT
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MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston Home Builders Association is partnering with a  group of engineering students from Wando High School to build a tiny house that will be used in a Veterans Rehabilitation program.

Friday, a crane will deliver the home to its final destination.

Students from the Engineering and Architect Departments designed the interior and exterior of the 600 square foot home. The group of students created the blueprints for plumbing, applied for permits and hand painted the outside of the home.

The Charleston Home Builders Association started this project in hopes to inspire more students to jump into the contracting industry.

"The skilled trades are an underserved market. It's a big problem for our region. So, us getting involved in the early stages for kids to learn that they can have a wonderful career doing this is so important for our community," Executive Director of the Charleston Home Builders Association Patrick Arnold said.

The winning design was created by Hannah Kenis, who received a $6,000 college scholarship. The tiny house took two weeks to build. A local farmer has purchased the home and will keep the house on a one-acre farm. A Veteran will live on the farm in the home as a part of an agricultural rehabilitation program.

All of the materials used to build the home were donated by local contractors Southeastern Family Homes and CK Contracting.

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