The Key School is an independent Pre-K through grade 12 school located in Annapolis, Maryland.
This past summer, fifty Key School students got the chance to build their very own tiny house alongside military veterans, building experts, and teachers at one of Key School’s summer camps.
The team had only three weeks to complete the project, so this was quite the quick tiny house build.
It’s 210 square feet and cost roughly $70,000 to build.
Along with Maryland non-profit SustainaFest, several other companies and organizations helped support the project. Here’s a list of some of the main contributors:
- American Cedar & Millwork – donated Marvin windows
- M&F Builders
- Stanley Black & Decker
- Standard Solar – provided solar power system
- Annapolis Painting Services
- SKA Studios
- Connected Warrior Foundation
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
- Living Classrooms Foundation
- and even the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Kids hard at work during construction. Here they’re raising a wall with the help of an adult builder.
These two 11 year olds place a 2″ x 4″ during the build.
Over 50 school children worked on the project – sometimes all at once!
Even Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley stopped by to check on the proceedings.
The home features a complete solar power system donated by Standard Solar.
Inside the completed house.
Some more photos of the Minim house made with the help of the school kids.
The home can produce it’s own water with the aid of a rain water filtration system.
You can see more photos of the kids building the Minim house at the SustainaFest Facebook page here.