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Houses Built by Northeast Students to be Offered in Auctions

Houses Built by Northeast Students to be Offered in Auctions

NORFOLK, Neb. – From design to construction, Northeast Community College students have their fingerprints on a pair of houses that will be auctioned this weekend.

The homes are completely constructed by program students in the Applied Technology Division as a living and learning project under the supervision of the various applied technology faculty. 

Through the program that has been taking place for decades, students begin working on the homes on the college’s Norfolk campus as freshmen and finish the work as sophomores.

Both feature two bedrooms and include 2¾ baths. The students each designed, then voted on the design of the house they liked the best.

The houses will be offered for auction on Saturday, June 1, at 10 a.m. They feature granite kitchen countertops and coffered and vaulted ceilings.

Both homes have been designed to be moved off college property at the buyer’s expense to their own lot. The houses include all water, vent and waste lines extended to floor joist level for ease of hook-up and 2-by-6-inch exterior stud walls with cellulose insulation throughout.

They meet or exceed local and state building codes. All electrical conveniences were installed in accordance with the national electric and Federal Housing Administration code. Circuits are tested and connected to a 200-amp breaker panel.

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Northeast Community College building construction instructor Ryan Hobza (left), and Nick Wolfe, building construction lab assistant, show people one of the student-built houses during an open house on Tuesday, May 21. A second open house took place on Thursday, May 23, from 7 to 9 p.m., with the auction for both houses on Saturday, June 1, at 10 a.m.