In mid 2016
the Gold Coast Not for Profit organisation called Humaneity commenced
collaboration activities at Helensvale State High School. On September 2nd the
Tiny House Project was launched. The Tiny House Project has three main
Education Focus The Tiny House Project allows teachers and students the opportunity to be involved in a creative learning process. A real life project right inside the school where students from many classes can learn about sustainable living.
Positive Social Impact. The Tiny House Project is focused on creating a positive social impact for our community. The project team is looking at various ways the Tiny Houses made at the school could potentially be used for Homeless Shelters or to serve as transition housing for survivors of Domestic Violence situations.
Commercial Opportunity. With affordable housing being such a hot topic in Australia there is a real opportunity to turn this project into a commercial enterprise. Students could learn to start a business and be involved in every aspect of marketing and economic sustainability of this project.
The first Tiny House build will be constructed by students, teachers, parents, businesses and local community group members. It really is a collaboration from the community to make this happen.
The goal is to have the first Tiny House completed by the beginning of 2017. It will then be taken around schools to showcase sustainability and affordable housing to students and teachers.
Upcoming events will be listed on our front page calendar where interested businesses and education institutions will be able to attend to gain a greater knowledge on how they can participate in the Collaboration Centre.