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Member Spotlight – Bemidji State University

BSU Completes Multi-Year Tiny House Project

Bemidji State University’s multi-year project to design and build a tiny house is finished. Now, the university is gearing up to find this eco-friendly, student-built house’s forever home. Among the tiny house’s many notable features are energy-efficient windows and structural insulated panels that will reduce utility bills and rooftop solar panels for off-the-grid living. However, the tiny house also has the capability to connect to grid power when necessary. 
The 206 square foot tiny house will be offered for sale to the publicusing a sealed bid process starting at $50,000 which will cover the university’s $25,000 of direct expenses and $43,000 of in-kind donations. The sale will also sponsor a Bemidji State University student endowment fund.Bidding Details:All bids must include $5,000 in earnest funds and will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning August 9 with the highest bids posted at every Friday. The winning bid will be announced on August 24.

Bids should be mailed in a sealed envelope marked “2021 BSU Tiny House Bid” addressed to:
Bemidji State UniversityAttn: Ronald Beckstrom, director of business services, #51500 Birchmont Dr. NEBemidji, MN 56601