Wisdom Ranch Vocational Gap Year Begins Tiny House Build
At Wisdom Ranch Vocational Gap Year, students have the opportunity to work on different projects. They can choose between mechanics, carpentry, and welding. All students earn badges, or micro-certifications, as they learn and grow in the craft. Many move back and forth between different vocations while some settle on a particular skill for which they feel most passionate. Those who enjoy carpentry can be presented with the opportunity to build a tiny house.
A tiny house is a compact and efficient living space typically ranging from 100 to 400 square feet. Building a tiny house offers a sense of accomplishment, promotes personal growth, fosters a deeper connection to one’s living space, encourages sustainability, and challenges societal norms. This journey allows young people to create a unique and purposeful living environment while embracing a simpler and more intentional way of life.
The students at Wisdom Ranch Vocational Gap Year are getting started on the tiny house building process this summer. The process can take months or even years, depending on what challenges arise. This skill level provides a greater understanding of construction techniques, design principles, and sustainable practices. Tiny house living forces one to become mindful of consumption habits and make more conscious choices about the materials used. Wisdom Ranch students consider options like solar panels, rainwater collection systems, and composting toilets as they think about what is most important to them.
About Wisdom Ranch Vocational Gap Year
Wisdom Ranch opened in 2020 to provide an immersive ranch vocational gap year experience. Wisdom Ranch is located on a 4000-acre ranch in the southeastern corner of Idaho, near the Montana/Wyoming borders.