NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.– Innovative, educational, resourceful, creative, special, symbiotic, and sustainable are all words used by students to describe Westminster’s Tiny House Project.
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This educational movement will allow Westminster College to develop a unique living and learning experience that integrates concepts of sustainability, simple living, and environmental studies into students’ coursework and lifestyles.
In the exploratory phase, a team of students will help design and plan the building of the first house.
“Ideally, we will construct the tiny house through a community build, where students, faculty, staff, community members, and alumni are able to support the building of the house through physical participation in the build, donations, or other contributions,” said Boylan. “Pending success and support of phase one, we will plan for two or three more houses.”
Location and design of the tiny house, zoning ordinances, building codes, and residence life rules and regulations are being considered as part of the current exploratory phase.
“Student learning objectives associated with tiny living will be meaningfully integrated into tiny house linked coursework,” said Boylan. “This novel educational model which incorporates tiny living into the student’s academic experience will position Westminster College as an innovator in sustainability education.”