Students Build RE/MAX Tiny House

RE/MAX has built a tiny house in collaboration with Students in the Henry Ford College’s Building Science Department. They call it the Tiny Home for Tiny Tots.

Students were given practical work experience in this semester-long tiny home project. Students participated in every stage of the process including design, structure, and systems. The Henry Ford College (HFC) is located in Dearborn, Michigan.

The goal was to raise money for longtime RE/MAX charitable partner Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals), which provides care for more than 10 million children treated at 170-member hospitals across the U.S. and Canada.

The house is 24-feet long, 8′ 5″ wide, and 13′ 3″ tall. The walls were built with 2×4 wood framing and the roof uses 2×6 rafters. It’s insulated using spray foam insulation and has a standing seam metal roof.

The exterior is pine and cedar with PVC trim.  The interior is sheathed in sanded birch plywood panels and white pine trim. There floor is covered in bamboo flooring. It’s fully wired for a 50-Amp service, and has a residential style toilet.

I think the students at the Henry Ford College did an outstanding job building this tiny house. It looks like a high-quality professionally built tiny home.

It’s also great to see more schools using tiny houses as learning opportunities. Tiny Homes give students an opportunity to experience every aspect of the construction process from concept to completion while ending-up with something someone can actually call home.

Learn more about the tiny house auction on the RE/MAX website. The bidding begins July 26, 2018 and runs through July 28, 2018.

Kudos to RE/MAX and the Henry Ford College for collaborating on this Tiny Home for Tiny Tots. Photos by RE/MAX.



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