Diman House Building Program
Every year since 1970, the Diman house-building program has provided experience for the school's shops in air conditioning, carpentry, electricity, facilities management, heating, metal fabrication, plumbing, refrigeration, ventilation and welding.
Apply for our next house project
Students in the HOUSEBUILDING PROGRAM will build your home.
Applications are being accepted for a home to be built during the 2013-2014 school year.
Applications due by Friday, March 8, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
For further information contact:
Office of Superintendent-Director
Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School
251 Stonehaven Road
Fall River, Massachusetts, 02723
508-678-2891, ext. 1930 or download an application or program regulations.
2011-2012 House Building ProjectNews
2010-2011 House Building ProjectThis year, we're building a house in Westport for Westport Associates, Inc.
About Westport Associates:
The agency was incorporated as a non-profit in 1980, specifically to provide real homes and the supports necessary to live in the community for ten individuals who had spent a lifetime institutionalized at the Paul Dever State School for the developmentally disabled. One of the co-founders, Steven Murphy, is still active as Executive Director today. Steve, as well as the Board of Directors, shares a deep personal and professional commitment to deinstitutionalization and to the principles of normalization and personalism as well as to the provision of supports by small, local, community based organizations. As such, the agency today still only employs twenty-six staff, providing services to thirteen individuals with two homes located in Somerset, one home in Westport, and five apartments in the city of Fall River. The agency is licensed and funded by DDS, the State Department of Developmental Services, formerly DMR. It has repeatedly received state certifications with distinction and maintains a very positive reputation in its field, most notably demonstrated by its selection by Syracuse University as one of the best nationally in providing residential supports to individuals with developmental disabilities.
Fifth batch of photos (May) (click here for the full set)
Fourth batch of photos (January through March) (click here for the full set)
Third batch of photos (November through January) (click here for the full set)
Second batch of photos (October & November) (click here for the full set)
First photos from September and October (click here for the full set)
2009-2010 House Building ProjectThis year, Diman is building a house in Fall River for People, Inc., a Fall River agency that provides homes for people with various disabilities. See details and photos here.
- See our brochure with details here (3.8 MB PDF file)
- Diman building house in Somerset for People, Inc.
- Larger-than-life mascot a sign of things to come
Or see the whole set here
2009-2010 Framing photos:
Or see the whole set here
2009-2010 Foundation-laying photos:
2008-2009 House Building Project
Photos (all photos)