Humble high school students building tiny but thinking big

Humble Independent School District students are beginning quite the project in the next couple of months. Their mission is to build tiny homes for homeless military veterans.

Ground was broken on Friday for first Humble ISD tiny home. It will be built on the Kingwood Park High School campus.The size? Only 200 square feet.

The home was designed by Kingwood Park HS senior Sarah Dalby.

"This is my skill," said Dalby. "This is what I’ve been gifted with."

More than 70 students from the Kingwood Park and Summer Creek campuses in Humble ISD said something similar as this new initiative to learn and help is growing.

"We’re here to accomplish this similar goal," said Summer Creek HS senior Blayne Adams. "That’s to eradicate homelessness."

While the work may not be simple, the vision is: build tiny homes for homeless veterans in the Houston-area community.

"It gives the students a peek into the workforce and allows us to experiment with professions that we otherwise wouldn’t have been able to do," said Summer Creek HS senior Natalia Andrade.

These students have already presented their vision in front of City of Humble council members and mayor. They have also visited Houston City Hall. The goal is for the model tiny home to be built on school property by the end of the class year.

"They have learned more and more about our veterans and the homeless problem that exists and they have become very passionate about helping those veterans out," said Kingwood Park HS Principal Lisa Drabing.

"It’s really opened my eyes to the problem that a lot of these people face," said Kingwood Park HS senior Nicholas Logan. He's also working on the project and said it's gaining a lot of momentum.

"I support the military so much," said Adams. "I actually want to go into the Air Force Academy and so to be able to help the people that I want to be like, it means the world to me."

According to Principal Drabing, construction on the first tiny home is expected to begin in the next couple of months.