MONTICELLO - It's hard enough staying up to work on a project for class, but what if your project is something you can walk through?
An Energy Star efficient 1700 square foot ranch style house is being built on on Royalwood Drive in Monticello.
The home will be complete with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an attached two car garage, but it's not being built by your typical contractors.
Construction technology teacher Scott Billings said past classes have built similar houses, including the house next door and three houses behind the one being built.
"I have North White, West Central, Delphi, Frontier and Twin Lakes students. I have two groups and we build a house every year," said Billings.
"My class has built four or five. The tornado went through in '74, I believe that was the first year they decided to build a house. Some gentlemen in town got together, hired a teacher and started building houses."
Billings said it's not just students building a home either, they're learning valuable lessons that many will need to know soon.
"We think it's a good thing because the majority of these kids don't go to college. A lot of them go into trade school or right into the work force. This gives them a jump start.
And the students have fun with it too, they said one of the best parts about building a home is they can show off their work to mom and dad.
"I tell my mom what I do everyday and she says, 'Good job, I'm proud of you.' It's a lot of fun and you get this feeling of accomplishment," said junior Levi Diener.
"They're pretty proud when they came out one day and saw the progress," said senior Jake Kingsley.
The house will be completed sometime in spring of 2014 and will be put on the market.
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