2019 Tiny House Auctions
Building it Forward is an investment in creating a ‘future story’ for students through KVEC’s Purpose Driven Learning opportunity that enables students to learn skills to help them be successful in high school and beyond. Students learn skills in trades such as carpentry, welding, electricity; as well as, design and budgeting. The project is designed to be on-going and sustainable each year. When you acquire an Appalachian designed and built Tiny Home, your investment is given back to the schools so that students can complete a new Tiny House each year. This project was designed to engage students, teachers, schools, districts and communities in using their strengths and assets to collaboratively solve their own challenges and build capacity for improvement and innovation.
As you view the auction site, we encourage you to look at all the homes and the unique details of each home. This is an “AS IS” auction so any inspections on behalf of the buyer should be performed before the end of the auction on July 16, 2019. After the auctions have concluded, the starting bid, along with 80% of the amount above that, will be re-invested with each of the schools for the next build. The remainder of the amount will go to KVEC for administrative costs that include auction and open house expenses.
All bids placed must be at least $50 more than the previous bid (after the starting bid has been met). Bidding in excess of $50 will result in the minimum bid and act as a reserve, automatically outbidding other bidders up to that amount. (NOTE: This means that waiting until the last moment to bid will most likely result in a losing bid, as others may have already placed a higher reserve bid.)
Bidding implies a serious expression of interest in purchasing the tiny house and does not create a formal contract. The sale is only final after payment is received and the buyer has claimed his/her house.
Payment & Pickup
After the completion of the auction, the winner will receive a notification email. The winning bidder will have 24 hours to contact KVEC to confirm acceptance of the bid and make purchasing arrangements. If the winner fails to respond or is unable to provide payment, the second highest bidder will be contacted. Payment can be provided upon pickup; choosing the preferred payment method from money order, cashiers check or personal check.
Buyers will have to pick up the houses personally using a vehicle with a tow hitch after payment. Buyers are responsible for the safe transport of the houses to their final destinations and all sales are final after the houses are picked up. KVEC is not responsible for incidents that occur during transport of the houses and will not accept returns after the houses have left the lot.
Beginning June 25, prospective buyers may tour the houses in person and be guided by an experienced tradesman. Tours will be available any Tuesday or Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. outside the KVEC offices at 412 Roy Campbell Drive, Hazard, KY 41701 or you may join us for an open house Tiny Home celebration on June 27 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
For more information contact:
Phone: (606) 765-9743.
If you would like to get your school involved fill out the Building it Forward Application.