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Students build tiny homes to tackle Alberta First Nation’s housing crisis – CBC
by pmnationtalk onApril 12, 201814 Views
The program helps youth learn about trades while providing homes for seniors
April 12, 2018
A southern Alberta First Nation is testing out a tiny home pilot project in the hope of both tackling its housing crisis and setting up high school students for careers in the trades.
On Wednesday, Piikani Nation broke ground on the federally-funded pilot program. Over the coming eight weeks, a dozen high school students from ages 15 to 18 will work from the ground up to build a one-bedroom tiny home for a local elder.
“We’re giving these kids an experience as a team, empowerment, pride and a sense of community,” said Jay Noel, the program manager and business development community partner with Your Choice Homes.