The Carbon Career and Technical Institute plans to auction a student-built home in September. The house was built by plumbing/HVAC, electrical and carpentry students.
The house, which is located at 220 North St. in Jim Thorpe, is a 2,000-square-foot, two-story framed home. It features a full, unfinished basement, three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, back deck and detached garage.
Students in plumbing/HVAC, electrical, and carpentry built the home in three years. The students were supervised by instructors, Brian Wirth (plumbing/HVAC), George Cope (electrical), and Jeffrey Bobish (carpentry).
"I want to thank the students and instructors for a fantastic job they did. Building this home was a great learning experience for the students," stated CCTI administrative director, David Reinbold. "This building project was a great way to teach real life construction skills."
Reinbold added, "We don't have regular programs in masonry, roofing, or building codes, but this project gave the students learning experiences with these different building and construction aspects."
The sponsors of the building project included: Palmerton Lumber, Palmerton Garage Door, Eckman Building Components, Lighting Fixture and Supply, R. A. Fritz Plumbing and Heating, Mike Macaluso, Bath Supply Inc., Carbon Builders Association, and Friedman Electric.
"I also want to thank all of the sponsors for donating their time and materials for this building project," said Reinbold.
The house is complete and an inspector has checked the home. The students have a few details on the punch list to finish up and the house will be ready for auction.
The funds raised from the house auction will go into CCTI's capital account. This money will be used for other student building projects as well as school building improvement projects.
The house will be auctioned by Houser Auctioneers on Sept. 27.