NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.– Volunteers helping to build and organize Westminster’s Tiny House Project held a big dedication for the little blue and white home that sits on the south side of campus at the corner of Prospect Street a College Drive.
The student Tiny House Team, the New Castle School Trades students and instructors, and the many supporters and volunteers who helped with the construction held a ribbon cutting officially dedicating the house on a festive homecoming Friday afternoon.
On Oct. 25, senior Justin Wilson will move into the structure serving as the first student to live in the tiny house. He’ll spend 14-days as a resident in the project, learning first-hand what it means to engage in the sustainability philosophy behind the tiny living movement.
Wilson will document his experience on video for a documentary as part of his capstone project for Broadcasting and Digital Communications.
The Tiny House Project allows Westminster College to develop a unique living/learning educational experience that integrates concepts of sustainability, simple living, environmental science/studies into students’ coursework and lifestyles.
Each student enrolled in a Tiny House-linked course will experience “tiny living” for approximately one-two weeks (new students will rotate into the TH’s every one-two weeks). Student learning objectives associated with tiny living will be meaningfully integrated into Tiny House-linked coursework. This novel educational model which incorporates tiny living into the student’s academic experience will position Westminster College as an innovator in sustainability education.
More on WC’s Tiny House Project!
- VIDEO- Watch the Tiny House Dedication
- THP on Facebook
- Tiny Living- A preview of Justin Wilson’s doucmentary
- The official Tiny House Project page