Launched in 2016 with a $50,000 grant from Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara, TRADART’s Tiny Houses is a two-year program that culminates in a fully-functioning tiny home. Watch the below videos to see students in action and learn more about the program’s impact.
Since 2016, Advanced Woodworking and Construction Technology high school students have been building 230-square-feet houses (complete with a bathroom, kitchen, and a loft for a queen-sized bed). Placed on top of trailers, the houses will be finished by spring of 2018 when they will be auctioned off.
The Tiny Houses program at Santa Barbara, San Marcos, and Dos Pueblos high schools received funding from the Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD) in the fall of 2017. Following the initial $50K grant from the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara, and in addition to $25K from the SBUSD and with TRADART’s supervision and monetary help, the Tiny Houses Program will be self-sustained by the proceeds of each individual sale.
Interested parties can stop by and see the tiny houses’ progress at the following locations:
- Dos Pueblos High School
7266 Alameda Ave, Goleta, CA 93117
- San Marcos High School
4750 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
- Santa Barbara High School
700 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
THE CURRENT WOODSHOP TEACHERS ARE:
Bill Gourley (Goleta Valley Junior High)
Dave Abel (La Cumbre Junior High)
Chase Koop (Santa Barbara Junior High)
Caleb Chadwick (Santa Barbara High School)
Chris Mollkoy (Dos Pueblos High School)
Justin Howe (San Marcos High School)
If you are interested in more information about our tiny houses, including purchasing options and scheduling tours, please get in touch.