Frederick students join the tiny house movement

House built by students of the Career and Technology Center

FREDERICK, Md. - The trend towards smaller housing was on display Saturday at the Frederick Fair Grounds.

Dozens of curious visitors crowded into a 597 square foot “senior cottage” that was displayed as part of the Frederick County Building Industry Association Home Show.

The house was built by students of the Career and Technology Center with minimal help from professionals.

The new “tiny home” trend is gaining popularity as they are made for quick installment and are seen as highly beneficial for retirees and the elderly.

"It is built inside so we do not have to deal with weather delays,” said Career and Technology Center teacher James Thuman. “You can panelize it, you can build things much quicker and then you minimize the time actually on the job,"

According to Thuman, a standard "tiny house" such as the one displayed Saturday will hit the market with an average prices of around $100,000.

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