Tiny House Project 2015
The Grayson County Juvenile Services received TJJD matching funds to allow us to develop our Vocational Educational Cooperative. The first project will be the construction of a "Tiny House." These are similar to ones found in Travis County at Community First! Village. The department will utilize two proven curriculum and planning tools. First, Case managers and contract teachers will utilize Realityworks Business Education Simulation Curriculum which will provide students knowledge and skills regarding production, competition, finance, job readiness and career building. Realityworks is well known for Baby Think it Over as well as their simulated welding/training tools and curriculum. (Grayson County has purchased both the Baby Think It Over and welding simulation through earlier TJJD grants.) The second stage utilizes Tiny House Design and Construction, by Dan Louche. The Department shall employee a part-time Construction Superintendent (jack of all trades) to teach skills including design, framing, roofing, plumbing, electrical, siding installation and other vocational skills needed to construct each tiny house. The project will end with each student developing a resume and job application showing their summer work and skills developed. Lastly, the Tiny Houses will be the beginning of our village developed for parents and placement officers’ short term stays.
Each house costs approximately $15,000. Tools, staffing and curriculum will be purchased from the Grayson County General Fund. We appreciate the financial support from Grayson County Commissioners Court and TJJD to start the project.