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High school students turn shipping container into tiny home

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Photo courtesy of Kirkwood Community College. Photo courtesy of Kirkwood Community College.
Photo courtesy of Kirkwood Community College. Photo courtesy of Kirkwood Community College.
Photo courtesy of Kirkwood Community College. Photo courtesy of Kirkwood Community College.
CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Area high school students have built a tiny home out of a shipping container, the home is just 266 square feet. 

The home was built by high school students who are enrolled in Kirkwood's Architecture, Constructions and Engineering (ACE) Career Academy. 

The program at Kirkwood's Linn County Regional Center helps the students get hands-on experience and college credits. 

Valued at $24,000, the tiny house is now for sale.

Kirkwood Community College is accepting bids for the home until June 15 at 4 p.m.

Students transformed the shipping container into a home in just 12 weeks. 

The house has a bathroom, living room, kitchen and bedroom as well as sliding glass doors and windows. 

Potential buyers can tour the home this week through Friday, it's located at 1770 Boyson Road in Hiawatha. 

Kristy Black, Dean of Kirkwood Regional & County Centers tells us there are a variety of people who have expressed interest in the home. 

"We've talked to young professionals who are just getting started in their career," she says. 
 "We also have people who have expressed an interest that maybe want something like this on property where they hunt," she added. 

Others have talked about using the home for an in-law suite. 

Kirkwood is encouraging people to check with their local building department about regulations, for example in Linn County homes need to be at least 660 square feet so this home wouldn't fit code. 

Sealed bids for the tiny house will be accepted until June 15 at 4 p.m. then they will be opened and the buyer will be informed. 
 


    

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