SFHS “Humble Homes’ fundraiser set

March 23, 2021

On March 25 at 6 p.m. in the South Fulton High School library, the SFHS STEM Humble Homes project will conduct a fundraiser, which will include a presentation on the current progress of the tiny home building project.

A grant was initially received to start the program, however plans are underway to create a self-funded cycle for future Humble Home constructions.

The South Fulton STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math) Humble Homes project developes a cross curricular learning environment for SFHS students, which incorporates courses from science, technology, engineering, math, Ag, Interior Design and Business and Marketing departments.

It also creates the opportunity for students to engage in general contracting and project coordination, carpentry, HVAC, electrical and plumbing skills, business, entrepreneurial and marketing, drafting, design, time management and communication.

For the community, the construction of the “Humble Home”, tiny home, offers a permanent or temporary housing unit for a family, in need, starting with year three.

Currently, the project at South Fulton is in year one, with the receipt of a $20,000 grant to build the tiny house on wheels.

For year two, the project will seek to garner community support to use non-grant funding for the construction of a tiny home to sell, which would then result in full funding for year three, when the goal would be to build two homes, one for sale to procure funds and one for a family in need, at no cost, or a reduced price.

For more information about the fundraising event for the South Fulton High School Humble Homes project, visit online, at https://www.obioncountyschools.com/sfstemhumblehomes, or contact the school at 731-479-1441.