Custer High School students build another home

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Students at Custer High School have built another home as part of their residential construction class.

The school is hoping to sell the home through sealed bids. There isn't a starting bid, but last year's cabin sold for $19,000 and this year's cabin cost $15,000 to build.

The students design the cabin and then get to build it from the ground up for an hour 4 days a week during the semester.

The home is a 16 by 30 structure with 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom and living room. The class worked on it 4 days a week.

The hands-on experience is something that stays with the students forever.

"They can go out into the real world and get a job right away. The kids are doing things at their house now and fixing stuff up, so it's a great opportunity for them," said Teacher Jared Webster.

Bidding ends tomorrow at noon. The buyer will then have 10 days to pick up the cabin from the school.