AVERY - EHOVE Career Center's senior carpentry class is building a 1,600-square-foot residence for the Erie County Board of Mental Retardation Developmental Disabilities and the ARC of Erie County for this year's class project. This structure will be used as a group home for three to four adults with developmental disabilities.
The structure will be built on campus as two half units that, when finished, will be transported to a home site in the Sandusky area and set on a foundation. A special hinged rafter system will make moving the structure easier.
The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is a typical construction project for the class, which trains students in rough carpentry and framing techniques. One big difference is that this year, the project will be done at EHOVE. In the past, students traveled by bus to a construction site within the district.