Sherwood students build home from scratch

Sherwood students build home from scratch

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Posted on May 31, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Updated Friday, May 31 at 8:21 PM

SHERWOOD, Ore. – Students from Sherwood High School built a house from the ground up and showed it off Friday.

It took the 300 students two years to get from the planning phase to the open house.

The three-bedroom, 1,800-square-foot house is called the Bowmen House. It’s named for the school mascot.

The project involved students from several classes, putting what they learned in school to practical use. The students who signed up used their last class of the day to make it to the construction site on Southwest Dewey Road and complete as much work as they could.

Many also spent their own weekend hours helping to finish the home.

“I’ve got students who have told me it changed their life. I've got parents who have told me it may have saved their kid from dropping out,” said SHS construction teacher Jon Dickover. “I’ve got students leaving the program with employable skills, where they can make earning-wage money.”

The project became an effort of the entire community. Many companies donated materials and mentoring.

The home will be open to the public on Sunday. It's located at 22171 Southwest Dewey Drive. The selling price $309,500.

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KGW Reporter Joe Smith contributed to this report.

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