Tiny Studio Raffle Raises Funds for Blockhouse School Project


July 18, 2013 (Blockhouse, NS) – The Blockhouse School Project is building a “tiny studio” – a fully insulated and functional little building. The studio’s ultimate location depends on who wins it in a raffle to be drawn on August 17.

The Tiny Studio Raffle’s mastermind is board member Lloyd Klassen. “Lloyd is a renowned carpenter and artist, and the studio will be sure to have artistic touches inside and out,” says fellow board member Heather Holm.

At about 140 sq. ft., the tiny studio can be a year-round office, workshop or retreat space. With lots of windows and furnished with a counter, bar fridge, sink, cooktop and phone jack, Klassen envisions it as “a very pleasant space to spend the day.”

Together with Zane Murdoch of Precipice Design, Klassen has worked out plans and a materials list, and volunteers are collecting donated and salvaged materials for the studio.

Murdoch made a computer rendering of the little building, though its exact appearance will depend on materials available and choices made during construction. (Link to image is below.)

The studio, which will be built over the next month at the old Blockhouse school, is designed to be transportable by road on a lowbed trailer without special permits.

Proceeds from the raffle will go towards a new septic field and other infrastructure improvements at the old Blockhouse school.

A limited number of tickets are available. Tickets cost $50 each or 3 for $120. More information and instructions for ordering tickets can be found at www.TheBlockhouseSchool.org.

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About The Blockhouse School Project

The old Blockhouse School is being leased by MODL to South Shore Social Ventures Coop Ltd., which was formed to repurpose abandoned properties into sustainable community development projects.


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