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“Tiny House” Built by Alpena Students Goes to Auction

Throughout the last school year, Alpena High School students built a “tiny house” and now it’s ready for auction.

Starting at $50,000 the tiny house comes with an 8 by 2 foot back porch, kitchen with stove sink and fridge, gas water heater, electricity, loft, and is water and sewer hookup ready.

Constructing the house gave the students the opportunity to get some hands on experience, something that could translate in future careers. “It’s obviously inspected by licensed builders and trades people, but they get the opportunity to do some electrical, some plumbing, roofing, siding, flooring, kind of the whole spectrum of skills they might need in future building careers,” said Lee Fitzpatrick, communications director with APS.

Bidding opened on Tuesday and an open house was held as well. Fitzpatrick said there’s a number of ways the tiny house could be used by anybody. “I could see somebody using it as a hunting camp. You could even see it as a hunting blind,” he said. “You got a shooting loft off the top if you prefer to use it that way. Somebody that either wants to move it as more of a camper or someone that may have a property that could use a structure they could spend some time on and enjoy.”

There will be another open house on Aug. 8  from 3-5 p.m. at the high school and for more information on how to bid, visit the link here.