Chatham Cottage

The Chatham Cottage, handcrafted by Central Carolina Community College students, goes up for auction next week.

The Chatham Cottage, handcrafted by Central Carolina Community College students, goes up for auction next week.

The cottage, built using local materials, is an annual project for students studying construction and sustainable building technologies. This year, the one-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage spans 560 square feet including a front porch. Architect Mike Spinello collaborated on the energy-efficient design to create a sense of openness in a small space, a news release stated.

The cottage could make a comfortable in-law suite, guest house, vacation rental or office space, the release stated.

The outside of the small home is designed to prevent heating and cooling losses with high-performance windows and a long-lasting and heat-reflective galvanized metal roof. The inside of the cottage is partially unfinished to allow the buyer to customize the space. The buyer is responsible for interior work which may include drywall, painting and flooring, the release stated.

The cottage requires the addition of a heating and cooling system, appliances, electric water heater, footing, and foundation upon placement at the permanent site. It’s currently resting on temporary pillars, according to the release.

Proceeds from the sale benefit the Chatham Cottage project and provide scholarship funds for students enrolled in the Building Construction and Sustainability programs.

The cottage, at the CCCC Chatham Main Campus, 764 West St., Pittsboro, is open for viewing from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 21 or by appointment. For more information or to schedule a viewing, contact Jeff Gannon at jgannon@cccc.edu or 919-545-8032, or Andrew McMahan at amcmahan@cccc.edu or 919-545-8036.

The online auction starts at 8 a.m. June 19 and closes at 5 p.m. June 26. Visit charityauctionstoday.com to bid.