This is the 12th year my husband Dan's high school building construction II class has built a home.
This is a year long project that get's started even before the school year begins. Our high school has block scheduling so that his classes are able to work on the home about one hour/day. The periods are 85 minutes but the students must travel to the site and roll call taken. I think it's really amazing what my hubby and his students are able to achieve in that short of time each day.
This years home is being built right on the river!!
The view is amazing, you can see a glimpse of it in the picture above taken last fall.
It's kind of cool to see the season's change as the work on the house progresses.
Here the students are framing basement walls. The river is in the background.
The students install the roof trusses by hand, without the help of a crane or any kind of lift.
Students lift a wall in place. It's nice to have so many hands when the heavy work takes place.
A view of the house without students present. Once again the beautiful river is visible in the background.
Everyone has a task during truss installation.
This is a boyfriend and girlfriend that both took his class. They are shown installing roofing felt before shingling. They work really well together and are on the same team.
Getting a start on the shingling. This lot is very sloped which increases the difficulty with using ladders and scaffolding.
Students install the roof sheathing.
This will be the main entry for the house. It is also a covered porch which will be a nice place to sit and relax.
This long covered porch overlooks the river and faces south. What a wonderful place to sunbath and look at the sights on the river.
The side that faces the river has huge windows and the covered porch that was shown in the previous picture.
Shingling is almost done, the basement stairs are being installed and window's are coming in about two weeks.
Stay tuned for further pictures and updates as the home progresses!
And a few more facts.....The homes are always financed by the owners. They must have a lot that is within 3 miles of the high school, they save on average $50,000 plus on labor.
The fee to the school is about $5000. This covers tool replacement etc.
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