MILBRIDGE- A collaborative effort called the Downeast Maine Tiny House Project is working to get veterans and the elderly into stable homes.
High school students from Assabet Valley Regional Tech School in Massachusetts are building a tiny house to donate to a disabled veteran in Downeast Maine.
The tiny house originally was scheduled to be transported to Cherryfield.
Scott Shaw, housing rehab director of Maine Seacoast Mission, said the house instead will be delivered to a lot in Milbridge.
“I think its a win-win for everybody involved, for all the partnerships, Downeast Community Partners, Maine Seacoast Mission, CF Adams and, of course, Assabet school. It’s our first one, so we’re all very excited about it and it’s a great project,” Shaw said.
Those involved said they are relieved the tiny house is almost finished.
Bobbi Harris, Downeast Community Partners’ housing director, said she is now looking toward Maine students to build future tiny homes for veterans or the elderly.
“Right now we are in talks with some other schools here in the state of Maine who are very interested in doing a tiny house. We are very happy to talk to anybody, any other schools that would love to work with us and create tiny homes,” Harris said.
They said groundbreaking on the Millbridge lot begins early next week and that they plan to have the tiny house in Milbridge by Veterans Day.