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Missoula College students bring Tiny Home to Missoula

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MISSOULA - A tiny home that took a huge amount of work is ready for its new owner.

Reporter Lauren Heiser checked out the home that was built by a class of more than 20 kids over the course of three years.

The Missoula College students completed the construction of their very own tiny home last spring, but Associate Professor and Carpentry Program Director Dennis Daneke said it's a project they probably won't do again.

"It took three years to build the home -- surprisingly. Because you can only do it in classes an hour here and an hour there and some grad students started it and they graduated and didn't get to finish it," Daneke said.

Daneke said the small space also made it hard for students to be able to learn since only one or two people could work inside while the rest watched.

"I’m real proud of the students. They’ve done a fine job on this. They were tired -- they learned a lot," Daneke told MTN News.

The home is around 160-square feet and comes and complete with a full kitchen, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, a furnace, a bathroom, and a loft that can be used as storage or as a sleeping space.     

At first, there was no interest from the public in buying the trailer but within the last few days people from all over Montana have started showing interest in purchasing the building

Right now the asking price is right around $30,000 with all of that money set to go back into the sustainable construction technology program. The class will now focus on building modular single family homes for lower to middle-income families.

Daneke said they hope the modular homes they plan on building will give more students the opportunity to work and provide cost-effective housing for local residents.

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