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Tiny House Custom Built

 Mr. Ackerman and Mr. Engel at the front door of the completed tiny house.
591f3bf1c5802Mr. Ackerman and Mr. Engel at the front door of the completed tiny house.
A slider door conceals the tiny bathroom, which a ladder hangs ready to climb to sleep loft.
Mr. Engel cleaning his finished house.
Student Bailey worked all year on the house.
The kitchen is near the front door.
The tiny house on wheels can be hauled anywhere.
View of the storage loft above the kitchen and front entrance.
The sleep loft is located to the rear above the bathroom.
The storage loft.
Mr. Ackerman and Mr. Engel at the front door of the completed tiny house.

The 2018 tiny house on wheels was custom built with a purchase contract in place before the end of construction. Instructor Grant Engel supervises an advanced construction class, who builds one tiny home each school year. The first was sold on auction on June 24, 2017, with the money reinvested in the materials for the next tiny house. The first tiny house was partly funded though a grant gifted from Grand Falls Casino.

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591f3bf1c5802The 2018 tiny house was custom built larger than the first!
The 2018 tiny house was custom built larger than the first!

Features on the FIRST tiny house included:

Engineered Plans from Tumbleweed Tiny House Company • Engineered Trailer from Tumbleweed Tiny House Company • 5”x2”x.188 framing fully welded • 18 gauge galvanized steel sheet for flashing • 5/8” Threaded Rods 60,000 PSI tensile strength • Certified Electrical- Meyer Electric (Passed Inspection) • Certified Plumbing- DRG Plumbing • Axles- 5,200 lbs load rating each (10,400 lbs total) • Safety- Dual Chains rated for 15,000 lbs each • Tires- ST225/75R15 6 Lug special trailer tire • Hitch- 2-5/16” standard ball hitch rated for 14,000 lbs • Wall Framing- 2x4 Stud Wall • Insulation- 3” Closed Cell Spray Insulation • Interior Walls- 8” Pine Shiplap • Flooring- Vinyl Plank Floating Floor • Cabinets- Custom Built Maple Cabinets with European hinges • Siding- 6” Lap Cedar Siding • Windows- Jeld-Wen Awning Windows • Roof- Central States Standing Seam Metal Roof • Shower- Standard 30” Fiberglass • Toilet- Standard RV toilet • Rockeler Library Ladder and hardware • Bathroom Door- Custom Built Barn Door with sliding hardware • Bedroom Loft • Storage Loft • Tankless Water Heater • Air Port Fresh Air Exchanger • Countertop- 1.5” Maple Countertop • 50 AMP Electrical Hookup • LG Smart Inverter Air Condenser • Water Inlet Hatch • LG Air Conditioner • Mini Fridge • Tuscany Sink

The Central Lyon Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study: Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Industrial Arts Education and Vocation Agriculture Education. It is the policy of the Central Lyon Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to the Superintendent, Central Lyon CSD, 1010 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246, (712) 472-2664, superintendent@centrallyon.org. Please see District Board Policies for additional information on grievance procedures.