Tiny House Public Meeting
Tiny House Public Meeting
Posted on 03/27/2017

Oneida High School Tiny House Project Public Meeting

Presentation by Faculty and Expert Bill Rockhill

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017, 6:30 pm, Oneida High School Room 132 

Find out how Oneida High School students are building a tiny house and gaining an incredible hands on educational experience at the Tiny House Project public meeting on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 at 6:30 pm at Oneida High School. Presenting at the meeting will be several instructors working on the project and Bill Rockhill from Bear Creek Tiny Houses. Bill has been on HGTV and the Travel Channel including the television programs Tiny House Hunters and Extreme RV, among others.


Bob Straczuk, the Technology instructor at Oneida High School explains that “You can't beat the hands on experience taking a tiny house from the design phase all the way to a finished product. We've already got started drilling holes for the water and electrical, and setting up jigs. The students are getting life skills that can't be duplicated.”


The Tiny House Project was launched in January and involves students from several departments. Civil engineering students are designing the tiny house, carpentry students are building the tiny house and the students in the video class are capturing the entire process for a documentary. Those students, under the direction of Pete Gillander and award winning documentary producer Rick E. Lewis, will be at the meeting capturing interviews and footage.


“This is exciting”, Civil Engineering instructor Dave Wright remarks. “Parents stop me in the grocery store and say “my kids are excited to go to school today” because we're working on this project. “They're asking in depth questions and what's the next step.”


Bill Rockhill will be sharing his 20 years of experience building tiny houses to illustrate how “the skills learned to build a tiny house can be used in the future no matter what profession or course of study students choose. They will know how to wire an outlet or how the plumbing works. Things every home owner can use.”  


The tiny house project is being produced at Oneida High School in conjunction with Bear Creek Tiny Houses Big Stories. Owners Bill Rockhill and Rick E. Lewis have been working with schools over the past year consulting high school and college STEAM programs with building tiny houses and documenting the projects.


The tiny house that the students are building will be on display in its early construction phase. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions to ask during the presentations and Q&A session that will follow.

For more information:

Bear Creek Tiny Houses Big Stories

 Rick E. Lewis



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