GINGERBREAD HOMESTEAD: Johnston middle schoolers design tasty tale-inspired tiny houses – Johnston Sun Rise


Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School Librarian Ashley Wheaton and her students built a giant faux gingerbread house out of empty computer boxes salvaged from the school’s new laptops.

“It was part of my maker space recycling activity and was all about the engineering process,” Wheaton said. “It also is a great prop for my gingerbread house contest that is coming up next Wednesday and

Ferri students have been asked to build a storybook inspired gingerbread house, using homemade gingerbread, store-bought gingerbread, foam or cardboard for the base. Students can use any kind of materials to decorate the house.

Each house must be inspired by one of the following book series: Willy Wonka, Harry Potter, Babysitters Club, or the Jan Brett Series. Wheaton said there’s also an option to make a Ferri Middle School inspired gingerbread house.

The houses will be on display in the middle school library from Dec. 8-15.

On Dec. 15, prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Most Detailed, Crowd Favorite and Principal’s Pick.


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This tiny house in Vaughan is for sale for a whopping $11 million – blogTO

The Ontario real estate market feels like a bad joke on a good day but when a property like 1070 Nashville Road comes up, it feels like that joke went a bit too far. 

Listed for $11,280,000 is this two-bedroom, one-bathroom bungalow with a two car garage. 

Now it’s safe to assume that the home itself isn’t worth $11 million because there aren’t even shots of the interior of the house. 

However, the listing does mention a relatively new geothermal furnace and roof, so there’s a chance it’s livable. It also apparently has a “galley kitchen and granite counters” but again none of that is even remotely worth its obscene price tag. 

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Raleigh City Council approves the use of tiny homes – WTVD-TV

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — In a unanimous vote, the Raleigh city council approved the use of tiny homes in city limits.

“This is a major step forward, and I would be happy to second your motion council member (Jonathan) Melton,” said Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin.

Baldwin is a leader in pushing for this project for several years to help with affordable housing in the area.

Dexter Tillett is co-owner of Tiny Homes Raleigh

“For me, the reason why I started this company is to make an impact in Raleigh with affordable housing,” Tillett said.

Up until now, Tiny Homes Raleigh has primarily been only building accessory dwelling units (ADUs), which are placed in the back of an already exist…….