A ‘little house’ built by Alpena students is up for auction – WBKB 11

Over the past school year, the students of Alpena High School built a “little house” and it is now ready to be auctioned off.

Starting at $50,000, the tiny house includes an 8-by-2-foot back porch, kitchen with sink and refrigerator, gas water heater, electricity, attic, and water and utility hook-up. sewers.

Building the house gave the students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, which could translate into future careers. “It’s obviously inspected by licensed builders and trades people, but they have the ability to do electrical, plumbing, roofing, siding, flooring, kind of everything. range of skills they may need in their future construction careers,” said Lee Fitzpatrick, communications director at APS.

The bidding opened on Tuesday and an open house was also held. Fitzpatrick said there were many ways anyone could use the tiny house. “I could see someone using it as a hunting camp. You might even see it as a hunting cache,” he said. “You have a shooting loft at the top if you prefer to use it that way. Someone who wants to move it as a camper or someone who may have a property that could use a structure they could spend time on and enjoy.

There will be another open house on August 8 from 3-5pm at the secondary school and for more information on how to bid visit the link here.

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