Franklin County high school students build sustainable home

Franklin County

A group of Franklin County high school students is putting the finishing touches on a house they built from the foundation up.

The Franklin County Technical School and Greenfield Savings Bank have joined forces to build a self-sustaining home. The students from the school’s building trades built a 1,300 square foot house located at 26 Central Street in Erving.

In a year’s time these students erected the framework, did the electrical work, plumbing and landscaping, all the while learning how to work together.

Greenfield Savings Bank helped finance the project. EVP and COO Denise Coyn told 22News, “This was really a great partnership, we love the aspect of it being sustainable.”

Franklin Technical student Benjamin Bardwell said, “It really. in my min.d is a great educational value.”

Franklin Technical carpentry instructor Ken Vautrin said, “Now when they go out it’s not a shock to them. They’ve done this, they know how to do it. They’re not experts, but they will learn real quick.”

The proceeds from each home built and sold go toward funding another student building project.

The house is currently under contract for sale, and in just a few weeks some lucky family will call it home.

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