Appalachian State University Students are building a tiny house for Kids with Autism Making Progress In Nature (KAMPN), a Boone-based nonprofit.

Twelve students in the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment are spending five weeks this summer working on the house, which will become part of Living Innovations for the Exceptional (LIFE) Village, a community that will house adults with disabilities.

LIFE Village is currently in the planning phase. When it’s finished, the community will include a main hall surrounded by tiny homes for individuals who are able to live more independently, and ranch-style homes for adults who need round-the-clock care.

The first tiny house currently being built by students will initially be used as a home office, and once land is secured for the development, it will be used as a residential option.

Photo by Chase Reynolds