Historic saranac Lake collaborates with boces on the cure porch on wheels
Historic Saranac Lake announced today that it will be collaborating with BOCES Building Trades students on the Cure Porch on Wheels. The BOCES Building Trades students learn everything from framing to plumbing through hands on experience. The final product of these classes is a tiny house—completely student made and completely functional. The houses are auctioned off at the end of the year, and the proceeds go back to the Building Trades program so that each house pays for itself. BOCES Building Trades Instructor Clarence Brockway teaches his students not only construction, but how work with renewable energy sources. The tiny houses are powered by solar and wind energy, making them a model for sustainable living. This year, Historic Saranac Lake will be facilitating a work-study program with Don Rumble Carpentry and the Adirondack Educational Center, so that several BOCES seniors can work and learn on the Cure Porch on Wheels. Historic Saranac Lake is excited to collaborate with BOCES students and BOCES instructor, Clarence, whose expertise has already helped the Cure Porch on Wheels become a sustainable venue for the community.