Students build tiny homes for foster children aging out of the system – KUSA

Some children aging out of the foster care system face a hard reality that they’ve got no home; this program aims to change that with the help of their peers.

THORNTON, Colo. — One school project in the Adams 12 district seems so big, but it’s actually small – they’re building tiny homes for students in need. 

A non-profit partnered with the district, Five Star Foundations, is currently working to create a tiny home village built entirely by teens for other students in need, with guidance from other Adams county officials.

“Those kids hitting the age of 18, aging out of foster care and having absolutely nowhere to go was where we were gonna go and we were gonna go there with them,” Shannon Hancock, Executive Director of the Five Star Foundation, said. 

Hancock said this is part of the issue in Adams County and other counties that don’t have enough affordable housing. 

Details and the location are still being worked out, according to Hancock. She said there are former foster children in the district right now who are in need. 

“They might be in the middle of their senior year. They’ve struggled all of these years and it’s about time to have a place to call home,” Hancock said.

One student, Luca Mastroeni, a junior from Legacy High School in the Adams 12 Five Star School District, said one rewarding part for him is the sense of giving someone who may have been shuffled around for years in foster care a place to call their own finally.

>> Video below: Student walks through teen-built tiny home in Adams County  

“Being able to like actually see this come to fruition is, it’s not only cool, but it’s also really inspiring,” Luca said.

Instead of building something just for a grade, Luca and his classmates are building — a future.

Student projects are typically demolished, said Aaron Cooper, construction instructor for the project, but this will last for years.

“Get to work on a tiny home? That’s real world,” Cooper said. “We’re doing everything in that tiny home that we do in the real world, real world skills. They get to see something come together and then actually go to the community.”

Cooper said he has to make sure the work done by the teens meets professional standards.

“Watching it come together letting them see how it works and then putting it out to the real world gives them a sense of accomplishment,” Cooper said.

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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…….