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This summer, VISIONS Alaska students built two wood structures using different construction techniques. Both projects provided support to elders in the Tetlin community.

The first structure was a rough-sawn lumber storage shed used to keep firewood dry through the winter. Another project was a cached building for a community elder. Students framed the building from rough sawn lumber and a constructed a plywood roof.

VISIONS leaders taught participants about safe tool use and the construction techniques needed to build reliable basic structures for our community partners in Tetlin. Participants who come to the program with some experience do their part, and also help their less experienced friends learn the ropes.

There’s always more to do, and more adventure to be found in Alaska. Visit the VISIONS Alaska program page for more details, and a look at life on one of our most popular programs. Ready to dig in? Apply today!