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Cienega High Students Build Tiny Houses For Teachers

Students in a construction class at Cienega High are working on making "Tiny Homes" in effort to help give teachers affordable housing in the Vail. These thoughtful students are excited to be able to apply the skills they've learned in class in real world situations. Thank you for giving back! Video at the link below!


“Around here, there aren’t many options for apartments for teachers to move into," Keck said. “For a lot of teachers, it’s a 45-minute commute.”

The tiny village in Vail currently has two tiny homes, but after everything is done, it can fit 28.

In the classroom, Keck has his students working on everything from electrical to painting to hopefully create two or three of these homes a year.

Keck’s class is where students like Aldrich, who hopes to own her own business, can see their work come to life.

“I can fix my own things in my own house. I don’t need to hire a handyman," Aldrich said. "I can do it on my own.”

Drilled and instilled in each student is this, the excuse “I will never use this is real life” just doesn’t fly in this district.

Keck’s students have been working on this tiny home since spring break. The entire project is expected to take a few months to complete.

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