HFC, RE/MAX partner up for tiny home project

Photo by Zeinab Najm  Henry Ford College Building Science Chairman Chad Richert gathers tools to complete construction of the RE/MAX Tiny Home for Tiny Tots on June 13 at the HFC campus.

Photo by Zeinab Najm
Henry Ford College Building Science Chairman Chad Richert gathers tools to complete construction of the RE/MAX Tiny Home for Tiny Tots on June 13 at the HFC campus.

By ZEINAB NAJM
Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN — Henry Ford College students and teachers from the Department of Building Science worked away on June 13 to finish its Tiny Home project in collaboration with RE/MAX.

The single-story trailer home with a loft — that has a footprint of 80 square feet, with plumbing — will be auctioned off to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Dubbed by RE/MAX as the “Tiny Home for Tiny Tots,” the house is the first project the newly formed Building Science Department has worked on.

“The department, combined of architecture and construction, interior design, engineering and technology, had 12 students collaborate to design and build this project,” HFC Building Science Chairman Chad Richert said. “It was a perfect fit for our program.”

HFC became involved with the project after submitting a proposal to RE/MAX in the fall and was selected to create the tiny home on the college main campus.

The idea for RE/MAX came about after the tiny home movement surge continued due to people vowing to live minimally and conserve resources while still achieving the goal of ownership, according to a press release.

“Our more than 26-year partnership with CMN Hospitals has shown us that miracles come in all shapes and sizes – and so do homes,” RE/MAX Business Alliances Senior Vice President Mike Reagan said. “In all dimension, style and location of houses, RE/MAX agents are experts at matching their clients’ unique preferences to their perfect home.

“During the online auction, the highest bidder will not only achieve the dream of home ownership, but also support sick and injured kids in their community.”

An open house for the tiny house project will be held at HFC, 5101 Evergreen, on June 28 and an auction could take place in late July.

(Zeinab Najm can be reached at zeinabnajm92@gmail.com.)

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