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TSAS Juniors: Beginnings of a Tiny House

After SchoolSean Murray

Our youngest crew started construction on a house today.

Scarlett and Dash fasten a stud to a bottom plate.

We began by planning the size of the house. We all stood in a blob, and measured the size of a rectangle that could contain our blob to find the area of the house. (It was about 6'x8'). Then we determined the height, based on the height of our tallest builder (not counting Josh and Sean), and decided to place our roof around 50".

Sketching in life-size, with wood. The full crew determines the footprint of the house.

With just those three dimensions, we were able to start framing.

Dash cuts a stud.

Stay tuned as progress continues!

Evan, Dash and Scarlett clamp two walls together.

Go Franklin! Tighten that clamp buddy!

Jameson, Maite and Owen vacuum the chop saw room after a dusty day.

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