Ellsworth American – Tiny House Built for Homeless Veteran
Tiny house built for homeless veteran
June 26, 2019 by Maxwell Hauptman on News, News-More Headlines
CHERRYFIELD — Downeast Community Partners, along with the Maine Seacoast Mission, the CF Adams Foundation and a Massachusetts high school, recently announced the construction of a tiny house for a formerly homeless Washington County military veteran.
DCP and the Maine Seacoast Mission had previously worked together and with other volunteers weatherizing and rehabilitating rural houses. That’s where they connected with students from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough, Mass.
“We have a program here called Learn and Serve where we take students out to do community service, that’s how we got connected with Seacoast Mission about seven or eight years ago,” said Bill Italiano, lead carpentry teacher at the high school. “We were working on someone else’s place and it was in pretty rough shape, so kind of off the cuff I said I should build a new house in my shop. And now about three or four years later it’s coming to fruition.”