Habitat For Humanity will break ground on their 50th home tonight with the help of an architectural design class at Big Sky High School. Director Noreen Humes says they already have a family picked out to live in the two bedrooms home.

“A single mom and her son,” said Humes. “We go through a pretty stringent qualification process. They have to put in 500 sweat equity hours. They are really working hard to get into a home they can afford. Most of the time, this is their first home ownership experience and we are really excited about it.”

A&E Architects donated some of their time to help the students perfect the design they came up with.

“They took the students design and they tweaked it a little bit,” Humes said. “They checked back in with those students and they processed those changes with them so the students got to learn what they could or couldn’t do with a certain part of the house and what might be better for the family as far as movement in the house.”

Some of the students involved in the design process may participate in the building of the house as well.

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