Central Unified students learning big skills from a tiny project

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Tiny houses are taking off across the country with many people choosing to live in them. Now, Central Unified students are taking on the trend. (KFSN)

Tiny houses are taking off across the country with many people choosing to live in the mobile 400-square foot homes instead of a traditional one. Now, Central Unified students are taking on the trend.

Grunfos Pumps Manufacturing delivers a trailer previously used as a large display of its products. The donation will be a crucial part of a new project going at Central High School East campus.

"We're happy to be a part of this, to donate this to the school so these students have the opportunity to build skills and go into the workforce," said Oliver Stern, Grundfos Pumps Manufacturing.

More than 100 students will spend the next two years constructing a tiny house on the trailer.

The tiny house movement has been sweeping the country with many popping up here in Fresno. The city even made headlines for becoming the first to create ordinances for the mini houses.

Central High East's project will involve students from woodshop, auto, engineering, and more and will be documented through video and pictures.

The eight by twenty-two-foot trailer will be completely gutted. Only the frame will remain.

"I think it's really cool, something new for me, especially," said Anadely Martinez, junior.

Martinez and Dw Furtado are two of the project managers for the tiny house.

"It's amazing, really. It'll be really cool to build and I can't wait to see when it's done," said Furtado.

"Water, composting toilet, basically everything a normal house has. The kids will pick the fixtures and everything else that's going to go into it. It's going to be a kid ran kid built project," said John Custodio, woodshop teacher.

The woodshop class will even construct the tiny house's cabinets and wood framing. It'll be powered by a generator with solar panels on top. Grundfos will also be sticking around to help the students in the planning process.

"Really excited, because we do a lot of stuff they can do and small projects, but this is something that I think will leave a lasting memory with most of them," said Custodio.

Memories and possible job skills for the future.
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