01/26 High School Students Building Tiny House Models

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Students in a new design elective class at St. Elizabeth High School in Wilmington, DE are jumping on the tiny house bandwagon.

“The tiny house movement is huge, and people are fascinated by them,” said art and design teacher Jen Mrozek.

Her class looks at current trends in both architecture and commercial arts. She showed her students the HGTV hit television show “Tiny House, Big Living” to inspire students.

From there, students had to create a 2D perspective of their design, blueprints, a blender model, and finally, scale models of tiny homes made from recycled materials like cardboard and popsicle sticks.

“I even have a little earring back for my doorknob here,” said senior Leighton Trimarco.

Through the project, she learned how to truly make the most out of a small space.

“I, personally, learned a lot about how to be efficient with resources and money and how to essentially leave a smaller economic footprint,” said Trimarco. “It puts it into perspective on how you can live in a smaller space and make the most out of the resources and the space that you have.”

Read more and watch the video – http://www.wdel.com/story/73107-video-edwatch-tiny-house-trend-comes-to-st-elizabeth-high-school

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Elaine Walker