Local students build a house from the ground up

Many of us took wood shop class in high school, but you probably didn’t build anything like this.

About 30 students in the Edmonds School District carpentry program just finished building a brand new house. It’s located at 222 – 159th Street SE, just east of Martha Lake.

Lynnwood Rotary paid the initial cost of the land and materials. The students framed the house and did any other work they could. Experts were called in for the specialty work such as electrical wiring. Once it’s sold the proceeds will go back to the Lynnwood Rotary Foundation.

This is the 35th house that’s been built under the program.  This year, some of the wood was supplied by a former student in the program who now works in the building industry.

“We’ve come full circle with this project. It’s been really wonderful,” Rotarian Jim Morino told us.

This project will help launch the career of some of the students. Scholarships are available to four students who participated, good for full tuition and books in Edmonds Community College’s Construction Management program.

The house will be unveiled tomorrow afternoon at a public open house. The asking price is $319,950, according to Winderemere.com.

Photos courtesy of the Edmonds School District.

Weve come full circle with this project, its been really wonderful.

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