Student-Built Homes, Sheds Sell at Auction

Photo collage showing a student-built home and student-built shed to be sold by public auction Oct. 29, 2022.

WINTERVILLE—A pair of houses built by students in Pitt Community College Construction and Industrial Technology programs sold at public auction last month.

The auction, which took place on Pitt’s main campus Oct. 29, featured two 1,344-square-foot homes up for bidding. While one home sold for $121,000, the other went for $107,000. The winning bidders are now responsible for moving the single-story structures from campus to private lots.

Auction proceeds will be used to purchase materials for future home-building projects at PCC. Students from the college’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration, Architectural, Electrical Systems and Building Construction technology programs have been building houses as part of their college coursework since the summer of 1988.

In addition to the home sales, this year’s auction also featured bidding on a pair of sheds built by students taking carpentry through Pitt’s Continuing Education Department. The 8-by-12 shed sold for $2,200, and the 10-by-12 shed for $3,000.