Charity house set for sale

By Amie Hickland, amie.hickland@age.co.nz

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A house built for charity will be moved to Carterton today and after a bit of a touch-up it will be ready to be sold.

Students on the Wairarapa UCOL 2012 pre-trade construction programme built the two-bedroom home last year at their Masterton campus.

The house was due to be moved from Masterton to a section in Carterton early today..

The Upper Hutt-based Dugdale Charitable Trust has purchased the house and the land, and once sold the proceeds will go to the Asthma Foundation New Zealand and Lifeflight Trust.

Chris Dugdale, of Dugdale Charitable Trust, said the house would be put on piles this week. Landscaping of the property would be completed in the next few weeks.

"Part of the purpose of the house was to give the students a real hands on experience and they've done a great job," she said.

"It's absolutely top quality."

She said a project like this enabled everybody in the community to contribute.

"The idea is that lots of people give the bit they can give and it all adds up to a really worthwhile amount that can be donated to the charity."

Mrs Dugdale said the market would dictate what the house was sold for.

This is not the first charitable build the trust has been involved in, and she hopes it won't be the last.

She thanked Mitre 10 Mega for their contribution to the project, along with other local businesses and volunteers.

Anybody interested in purchasing the house can contact Dugdale Charitable Trust on (04) 976 1914 or dugdale@paradise.net.nz

- WAIRARAPA TIMES-AGE

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