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Tiny House Raffle

Hilltop Montessori School

Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

Tiny House Raffle

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Tiny House raffle
Tiny House Raffle ticket. In support of Hilltop Montessori School's financial aid program, and Morningside Shelter
Ended $20.00 $2.09

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Students at Hilltop Montessori School are building a fantastic Tiny House, with the help of Chad Farnum, of Farnum Cellulose Insulators. The house will be raffled off this spring as a fundraiser for Hilltop Montessori's financial aid program and Morningside Shelter (the only homeless shelter in Southern Vermont). 

A Tiny House is perfect for a guest room, office or studio, or mobile vacation house. It's a real house, on a trailer, and boasts energy-efficiency, wiring to connect to a power source and fine craftsmanship.



The raffle drawing will be held on Saturday, June 8, right after the Strolling of the Heifers Parade, on the Commons in Brattleboro.

Fast facts:


  • Each ticket is just $20
  • The model we're using is the XS model from Tumbleweeds. See some examples of these houses.
  • The house is built on a trailer.
  • You don't need to be present to win. The winner will be notified via email. 
  • We cannot deliver the house. If you do win, you need to make arrangements to have the Tiny House collected from our Brattleboro campus by June 15, 2013.
  • The house is still in progress and finishings are being finalized. Please note that the photos on Tumbleweeds are for illustration purposes. 
  • Learn more about the Tiny House movement.
  • Scroll down for more details and restrictions.


Nearly 50% of Hilltop's families receive financial aid, and the need is growing. The Tiny House raffle will directly support our financial aid program and ensure a fantastic Montessori education is available to area families.

Tickets can be purchased online here, through current families or by phone. Call 802.257.0500 to purchase raffle tickets by phone and your ticket(s) will be mailed to you. 

The project is part of the school's Practical Life curriculum, which provides meaningful opportunities for students to learn the skills necessary to take care of themselves, to be responsible for their classroom and school environment, and to successfully explore the world around them. Working in partnership with Farnum Cellulose Insulators, these Hilltop students have been learning to safely use a variety of hand tools; practicing measuring and other practical math (the Pythagorean Theorem comes in handy when you’re laying out rafters), and basic framing techniques. Students had to work on fairly dividing up the tasks involved, learning to work with new adults, and dealing with the frustration of the bent nail. 

Farnum Cellulose Insulators donated time, talent and materials, Leader Home Centers donated building supplies, Sherwin Williams donated paint, and Jancewicz & Sons donated the windows and roofing. Thank you!


Pease scroll down to read the fine print and details about picking up the Tiny House after the raffle drawing.

Check out photos of our progress.




The fine print:
Hilltop Montessori School ("HMS") cannot transport the Tiny House.  The winner must arrange to transport the Tiny House from HMS within one week of the raffle drawing.  In the event that the winner does not make such arrangements (or otherwise arrange for mutually agreed upon arrangements with HMS, ownership of the Tiny House will revert to HMS.
HMS offers no express or implied warranty about the condition of the Tiny House. The photo is an example of the size and general scale of the Tiny House. Siding and finishes are subject to change.
Check your local property and zoning laws for restrictions on Tiny Houses.
Eventbrite is not a sponsor or administrator of the raffle, and is not in any way affiliated with the raffle.
HMS in Brattleboro, VT and Eventbrite are not responsible for any claim, loss or damage arising in connection with the operation or promotion of the raffle, or the Tiny House itself.


Have questions about Tiny House Raffle? Contact Hilltop Montessori School



Hilltop Montessori School

Hilltop Montessori School was founded in 1972 thanks to a group of intensely-committed parents who wanted to provide quality pre-school education for their children. The head teacher hired for the new job happened to be Montessori-trained, and from this humble beginning a new kind of school was born.

Hilltop has grown from a pre-school serving 20 students, to a State of Vermont accredited pre-K, elementary, and middle school with 118 students, summer camps, and a variety of before and after school programs. It is a vital member of the southern Vermont education community and a stable and experienced institution. 

Hilltop Montessori School encourages independent thinking, offers personalized learning, and supports hands-on experimenting and creating.

Hilltop inspires students to pursue their passions and nurtures curiosity, a deep love of learning and a commitment to community.

Our beautiful new campus, on a 43-acre parcel of land within five minutes of downtown Brattleboro, provides ample space for gardens and playing fields as well as hiking trails and woodlands to serve as outdoor classrooms. 

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