CLASS: Learn to build a tiny house


Tiny houses are the rage all across the country.

At the Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center, you can get in on the ground floor by learning what you need to actually build a tiny house.

The vocational school is offering a one-year tiny house construction course that will begin Sept. 13.

During the four-hour evening class, students will be part of a team that will build an actual tiny house with an estimated size of 250 square feet.

Adult Career Center director Kristian Smith said the class is for anyone interested in getting into the construction industry or who simply is curious about the field.

“This will be a small class, which means every student will learn every part of the tiny house, from start to finish,” said Smith.

Whether you are just learning or already have a pretty good grasp on the fundamentals of construction, this class will challenge you to be both creative and practical.

Students will learn construction skills including framing techniques, heating ventilation/air conditioning, plumbing, wiring, roofing, and finishing.

Students will also learn how to maximize every inch of space from the design to the build. This is a hands-on course where students will apply theory from the classroom to application in the lab.

The class will be 150 hours of instruction and students will meet one night a week for an entire school year culminating June 20, 2018.

The class runs from 5-9 p.m. at the JVS Adult Career Center, 15181 State Rt. 58 in Pittsfield Township. The cost is $2,000.

Space is limited. To register, call 440-774-1051 extension 22254.

Staff Report