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CCCC's Chatham Cottage auction set for Sept. 2

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Click to enlarge,  An auction for the new Chatham Cottage, which is similar to last year's Cottage (pictured here), will be held on Saturday, Sept. 2, at noon, on CCCC's Chatham Main Campus in Pittsboro.

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08.31.2017College & CommunityCollege General

PITTSBORO - The Chatham Cottage, handcrafted by Central Carolina Community College students enrolled in the college's Building Construction Technologies program, will be auctioned off Saturday, Sept. 2, at noon, on the college's Chatham Main Campus in Pittsboro.

This year's one-bedroom, one-bathroom, high performance house is 672 square feet, including the front porch, and was custom designed with architect Mike Spinello, AIA, to be attractive and offer a sense of openness for the smaller space. The cottage highlights the beauty of local building materials and energy efficient design and construction.

The cottage's compact size will comfortably fit a single person or couple and is an ideal option as a small home, guest house, vacation rental, or office space.

The interior of the house is in an unfinished state and the purchaser of the Cottage will be responsible for the completion of all remaining work. This includes insulation, drywall, painting, flooring, interior doors, cabinetry, fixtures, electrical trim out, plumbing trim out, and interior carpentry trim work. Cottage purchase does include 32 pieces of drywall and sub-contractor recommendations.

The house will require the addition of a heating and cooling system, appliances, electric water heater, footing, and foundation upon placement at a permanent site.

This is the fifth in an annual series of small houses built by students studying green building and alternative energy. The Chatham Cottage was constructed under the direction of CCCC Building Construction Technologies Lead Instructor Jeff Gannon.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Chatham Cottage project.

The auction begins at noon behind the Sustainability Building on the college's Chatham Main Campus, located at 764 West St., Pittsboro.

The house, which is on temporary pillars and must be removed from the premises after the sale is complete, is now on display at the auction site. It can be viewed by appointment by contacting Gannon at 919-545-8032 or

For more information about auction bidding procedures, contact Andrew McMahan at 919-545-8036 or by e-mail at

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