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Hancock school hopes tiny house built by students draws big interest in auction

THIS TINY HOUSE built by teenage students in Hancock is up for sale. Bids start at $29,000 for the house, which was built by students in a technical program offered by the Copper Country Intermediate School District The house stands on an 8-foot-by-20-foot trailer. (Copper Country Intermediate School District via AP)

HANCOCK (AP) — A tiny house built by teenagers in Hancock is up for sale.

Bids start at $29,000 for the house, which was built by students in a technical program offered by the Copper Country Intermediate School District in Hancock. The house stands on an 8-foot-by-20-foot trailer.

“We’ve had a lot of people walk by, heads turn, and I’ve had people asking to come in and look at it,” Superintendent George Stockero told The Daily Mining Gazette. “Starting now, anybody can come in and take a tour and this can be theirs.”

So-called tiny houses have been embraced by people seeking a minimalist lifestyle. This one has water and sewer hookup, an electric stove, 50-amp electric service, a carpeted loft and a queen bed.

Gavin Simonson, who will be a senior at Hancock Central High School, said he worked on it for two hours a day between September and March. With just a few exceptions, the work was done only by students.

“It’s beautiful. It’s rewarding,” Simonson said.

Bid documents and other details are available at copperisd.org. Bids must be received by 3 p.m. on July 31.

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