Tiny houses may be coming to Macon, but students at Dublin High School are already working on their own tiny home project.
Some students at Dublin High say they hadn’t heard of tiny homes before the project, but the 11 students building them are not only fighting blight, but making them for low-income and homeless people.
“I told them this is something that’s going to go back into the community. [They] can put their eyes on it and say, ‘Hey, I helped build that house,’’” said David Kersey.
Kersey leads the students every day as they work to build at least four by the end of the school year.
"We get to be outdoors and do a hands-on activity. It's more fun," said student Imari Parks.
Because students are doing the work on the houses, each one costs between $7,000-10,000, according to Kersey.
Once they are completed, each house will be around 128-square-feet and will feature a bedroom, bathroom and dining room.
Cherise Blackwell with the Dublin Land Bank says they will be placed on blighted property to give old land a new life.
"If we can get these houses or we can either refurbish them, or build them up, or make a space for something new…we’re tackling the problem head-on," Blackwell said.
While these houses help the homeless and the community, student John Cato is happy his hard work makes a difference.
The city is still in the early stages of planning out the program, but Kersey says he expects to have the tiny homes finished by the end of the school year in May.