PITTSBORO - The cozy Chatham Cottage, a handmade home, crafted by Central Carolina Community College students enrolled in the college's Sustainability Technologies program, will be auctioned off at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the college's Chatham County Campus, 764 West St., Pittsboro.
The one bedroom, one bathroom 512-square-foot cottage features a vaulted ceiling over the living room, lots of storage, and Energy Star rated windows and doors.
The house can be viewed 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays or by appointment.
For more information concerning the open house and bidding procedures, contact Andrew McMahan, Sustainability Technologies department chair, at 919-545-8036 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A great transition home for people wanting to move toward simplicity and sustainability, the Chatham Cottage can comfortably fit a single person or couple. It is great for a guest house or mother-in-law suite and suitable as an office space or vacation rental home.
Unlike previous editions of the Chatham Cottage, this year the house will be sold with a finished exterior but with an unfinished interior. Interior walls are in place, and electrical and plumbing have been roughed-in and inspected by the Chatham County Permitting Office. The purchaser of the cottage will be responsible for the completion all remaining work. This includes insulation, drywall, painting, flooring, interior doors, cabinetry, fixtures, electrical trim out, plumbing trim out, and interior carpentry trim work.
The house will require a mini-split ductless heating and cooling system, appliances, electric water heater, footing, and foundation upon placement at a permanent site. The house is on temporary pillars and must be removed from the premises after the sale is complete.
For additional energy efficiency, the cottage is constructed of one-inch thick continuous R-5 foam board with sturdy North Carolina cypress siding. The cottage has a long-lasting 5V galvanized metal roof (Energy Star). A 200-amp service panel is ready for all future service upgrades.
The house was built by CCCC students in Curriculum and Continuing Education under the direction of Marshall Dunlap, Sustainable Technology instructor. Supervised by licensed local contractors, the Chatham County Permitting Office has approved all stages of construction.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Sustainability Technologies program's Chatham Cottage project.
For more information about the Chatham Cottage, visit www.cccc.edu/thechathamcottage.
Sustainability Technologies at Central Carolina Community College opens the door to a variety of careers in the growing green economy. The Associate in Applied Science in Sustainability Technologies degree builds on the college's long experience in training workers and entrepreneurs for fields that are both Earth- and consumer-friendly. Certificates and diplomas are also available.
For more information about the Sustainability Technologies program, contact Andrew McMahan at 919-545-8036 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
The cozy Chatham Cottage, a handmade home crafted by Central Carolina Community College students enrolled in the college's Sustainability Technologies program, will be auctioned off at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the college's Chatham County Campus, 764 West St., Pittsboro.