The donation of a tiny house to Backtrack from Year 12 PLC student Amber Vickery has opened up another opportunity for members of the organisation. Coordinator Matthew Pett said they could use another half dozen of the small residences.
"A tiny home is a little one bedroom dwelling with just minimal living space," he said.
"It helping to provide semi-independent living for our kids. It's out at Invergowrie at the moment with a young person staying with Bernie."
Matt said it provided BackTrack with the opportunity to teach its youth how to live self-sufficiently.
The tiny house was built by Amber Vickery who said she wanted to do something different for her year 12 Design and Tech project, that incorporated some aspects of interior design.
"I just thought this would be something good to do to give back to the community," Amber said.
"I'm really glad I did it. I got the idea from tiny houses and from [people] living in shipping containers. That was my main idea for it."
At first glance, Amber's dad Brett Vickery looked to be the architect for the project, but soon allayed any such thoughts.
"I was apprentice to her," he said with a grin.
"She was creative ideas, I was finance.
"I reckon it's a great concept and a great outcome all up."
Amber hopes to keep studying interior design next year.
"I'll do that for a few years and get into the industry a bit further," Amber said.
"I am planning to study at Whitehouse Institution in Sydney, but for the next year I think I am just going to do some short courses here in Armidale just to develop my skills before I go down there."
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