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3905 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids
3905 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids
Built by  TINY Student Built House
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Square footage: 266 sq. ft.
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1.0

Highlights

The Greater Cedar Rapids Housing & Building Association partnered with Kirkwood Community College to renovate a 40-by-8-foot shipping container into a tiny home. “TINY” stands for Trades Investing Nurturing Youth. The project was completed by local high school students who enrolled in Kirkwood’s Architecture, Construction, Engineering (ACE) Career Academy, which provides the perfect opportunity for students to learn about these growing industries. The group of 18 high school students recently completed construction of the tiny home over the course of 12 weeks at Kirkwood’s Linn County Regional Center. This partnership is intended to encourage high school students to pursue a career in construction by learning about plumbing, electrical, HVAC, finishes, cabinets, windows/doors, flooring, thermal/moisture protection and framing. The TINY Project was made possible by the generous support of GCRHBA members. Sealed bids will be accepted through May 14. For more information, call the GCRHBA, (319) 395-0778. PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS: • Cedar Rapids • Center Point-Urbana • College Community • Lisbon • Marion • Xavier INSTRUCTOR: • Allen Witt, Kirkwood PRESENTING SPONSORS: • A-1 Storage • Kitchens By Design • Suburban Lumber MAJOR SPONSORS: • Carpet King Carpet One • Fosters Heating & Air • Windows by Pella SUPPORTING SPONSORS: • The Accel Group • Duball Electric • Great Plains Blind Factory • Plumb Supply • Skogman Homes DONATIONS: • BankIowa • Cascade Manufacturing Co. • Corridor Business Journal • Dependable Electric • DPI Quality Custom Finishes • Jerry’s Homes • Julius Cavira Fine Art • Kelly Demolition • Lowe’s • Lumber Specialties • Staged Dwellings • Streff Electric • Sunderman Construction • Trusted Inspect VOLUNTEERS: • Shelby Himschoot, Eric Krob, George Robinson, KBD • Mark Morgan, Fosters • Austin Speckner, Jerry Duball, Duball Electric • Joe Greathouse, Vic Schmidt, John Hassen, John Williams, Kirkwood Community College • Richard Vraspier, Plumb Supply • Jim McGrew, Suburban Lumber

Builder

GCRHBA TINY Project
(319) 395-0778.