Habitat for Humanity Hosts Open House
By ERICA CHIPPERFIELD
On Saturday, March 9, Habitat for Humanity hosted an open house for the Ty and Rose Kolle family at 1324 Buchfink Ave.
The public was invited to tour the home after construction was completed, and enjoy fellowship with fellow community members over coffee and cookies. All that is left to do is get a final electrical inspection, and the family is hoping to be able to move in next weekend.
The home is built to fit this family of five with separate bedrooms for each child as well as a master bedroom for the parents, two bathrooms, with a utility room included in one bathroom, a spacious kitchen and living area.
The family applied for the home in January of 2018, and got the call that they were chosen in June of 2018. “I was so surprised that we were chosen that I thought maybe it was all just a dream.” Rose said.
“We have only ever lived in apartments so this is a big change for our family.” Construction began in July 2018. The house took seven months in total to complete.
Habitat for Humanity doesn’t give the family a house but make it possible for them to buy the house from the local Habitat. They also have to do 400 hours of sweat equity on the build.
The building of the Habitat houses are done by volunteers from the area. Volunteer Angie Flesner commented, “We appreciate all who spend hours doing the manual labor and the RSVP volunteers who provide them lunch and snacks. We also thank the businesses who donate time and materials.”