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DES MOINES (KWWL) -  Two students at Central College in Pella have built a tiny home for less than $500, using old hog feeders, grain bins and other items headed for the landfill.
   Classmates Amy Andrews and Ethan Van Kooten built the 260-square-foot home after being inspired by a 2014 class trip to Costa Rica, where they were housed in small dwellings powered by solar panels.
   After being unable to find available grants for their project, the two began searching around Van Kooten's family farm for useable materials, discovering an old granary used to hold field corn. They also used items like cupboards and carpet from buildings set for demolition.
   The students say it took about 500 hours of work to complete their project.

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