A Habitat for Humanity house built by students will become a reality this year in Minnesota.
The home will be sold to a local, low income family in partnership with Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity. The college students from St Cloud Technical & Community College who are studying construction will be involved, but most of the work on the six bedroom house will be done by high school students.
“Everything you can imagine from the ground up, they’ll be doing,” said Mark Phillips, a spokesman for Habitat for Humanity. “They’ll do the framing and the floors and the walls and the ceilings and the roof. Pretty much anything you can do except what you’d need to be certified for — electrical and plumbing — is going to be the responsibility of the students.”
Habitat is providing the permits and designs, and working with local businesses to raise funds for building materials, helping Tech cover the project costs. Organizers will host the Tech Tiger Build Kick Off in the parking lot where the house will be built. They will begin working with the sponsors whose signs will be displayed at the site in exchange for supporting the project. The house will be moved to a permanent location this spring.