HS Students Build Modular Homes

Fosters reports from Somersworth, New Hampshire students at Somersworth High School and Career Technical Center are putting the finishing touches on a 1,500 square foot modular home that will likely go to a local needy family. Many of the 30 modular homes built over the years have gone to non-profits, including four that shipped to New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Construction on the current home began in the school shop in Feb. 2012 with 35 students working in 2 one-and-a-half hour classes each day to build the home. Director of the career center Bette Chamberlain says, “We’re fortunate to have a large facility where we can do most of the work. It gives students the whole experience of what goes into building a house.” MHProNews has learned the students next project is a shed for a food pantry, and then another modular home.

(Photo credit: Oliver Jenkins/FostersDemocrat)

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