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Student-built new house: You buy it, you move it

Need a house?

If you’ve got the perfect lot but no house, some high school students have a three-bedroom ranch to sell you.

It’s part of hands-on learning at Erie 1 BOCES, where students built the modular house from scratch.

Cash Realty & Auctions will auction the 1,248 square-foot house June 12. This is the 14th year Cash Cunningham has auctioned the houses constructed by students.

The only thing the buyer has to do is move it.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to buy a bargain home while supporting the BOCES student education and ensuring the continuation of this wonderful program,” Cunningham said.

The home, made with all plywood, not particle board, has natural woodwork on its doors and trim, as well as two full baths, a kitchen, dinette and living room, Andersen windows and doors, Kraftmade cabinets, Delta faucets and Kohler fixtures. Plumbing and electrical fixtures are roughed in, and electrical, building and plumbing inspections have been done.

“The students work very hard to build these houses. This project not only helps the students learn, but it also gives them a sense of pride when their hard work is admired by eager bidders,” said Chris Burgio, an instructor at Erie 1 BOCES Harkness Career and Technical Center.

The program began with a grant to buy materials from the Wendt Foundation. Each home is auctioned to raise money for materials for the next year’s building project.

The auction begins at 9:30 a.m. June 12, 2015 at the Harkness Center, 99 Aero Dr., Cheektowaga.