Burbank students build tiny home for affordable housing group

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Luther Burbank High School students constructed a tiny house last weekend that will be donated to Kavanah, a nonprofit dedicated to helping provide affordable housing.

The students are enrolled in Burbank’s Construction and Design Small Learning Community. They competed against other local construction academies in the 30th annual Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange Jim Lambert Design Build Competition at Cosumnes River College. 

The small homes were built in a college parking lot. Student teams had two days to build the homes using industry-approved designs permitted by the county.

Teacher Andrew Woodward’s team of students learned the importance of keeping hydrated and taking in salt (it was 91 degrees during the competition) and how to work as a team, says Work Place Learning Coordinator Katy Hensley.

At least one student received a potential job offer. Students have been working with Michael Benjamin from SETA on interview and job readiness skills.

Way to go Titans!