AUSTIN (KXAN) — Tiny homes are all the rage and for a group of students at Connally High School, their tiny house taught them geometry and real-life skills.
“My favorite part is coming out here together and working together as a group to actually build what we designed,” said sophomore Salvador Juarez. He is part of the Geometry in Construction class which has spent the last year constructing a nearly 500 square foot house from the ground up.
“I’m pretty proud to know we did all of this with some help from each other,” said sophomore Omar Martenez.
The course is led by Gordon Peters who started teaching the course four years ago and had faith his students could tackle the project.
“One of the few girls that we have, she actually did a lot of the wiring on this [project] and her electrical panel looks like a journeyman electrician did it,” said Peters. In the process, the project is also laying the foundation for skills that apply to any job. “They get to use their hands and come out and sweat a little bit. Find out what the work ethic is all about.”
This weekend their hard work will pay off. The students will be auctioning off the house Saturday, Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. at Connally High School with a starting bid of $25,000.
Students will be giving guided tours for three hours before the auction.
All proceeds will go toward career and technical education courses in Pflugerville ISD.