Building tiny houses is only a part of the responsibilities of being a family business. In this remote part of the Adirondacks, being active in the community fire department, EMS and government is important. Several departments in the area need to work together to help protect the remote community. Here, local fire departments practice ice rescue skills on frozen Otter Lake in New York.
Richard Panetta has been an avid builder who has long been fascinated with small spaces and efficiency. The Utica College professor meets with Bill to discuss building a small village of tiny houses to accommodate students and workers who move to the area for jobs that lasts only a few years.
Several students and their instructors from Harrisville Central School District arrived at Bear Creek Tiny Houses to learn more about them for a class field trip. At the time of the visit, no one would know that in the next few months these 9 students and the two instructors would undertake the building of a tiny house as part of the school’s science, technology, arts and math (STEAM) program.