New Mexico high school to build 'tiny houses' near Navajo Nation

Sunday, September 01, 2019

GALLUP, N.M. — A western New Mexico high school is making plans to become a tiny house factory to build affordable housing in a city near the Navajo Nation.

Hiroshi Miyamura High School in Gallup will begin a program to teach students about building tiny homes and the business behind them, the Gallup Independent reports.

Principal Jack McFarland said the program will provide real results and hands on learning for students. He says the goal is to build around two tiny houses a year.

"The project will not involve the entire school," he said. "It starts with freshmen and sophomores this year and will develop into the junior and senior levels over the course of the program. The idea behind Pathways is to create better opportunities for students to go to college."

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