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Students Build Home in Loudoun County

Main_DSC_2489Dulles South area will soon have a special new home hitting the market. Six years ago, Monroe Technology Center students began building a home to learn skills in the fast growing field of home construction. On Sept. 27, students, faculty and Loudoun County Public Schools administrators attended the formal dedication ceremony in the driveway of the home.  This house is the ninth home since the inception of the program in 1988.

In order to build this home, students fought through numerous  adversities that delayed the finishing of the project.  The home took six years to construct, while the previous homes took approximately two years to build. The home has been called “The Aldie House”and is  the largest and most complex build undertaken in the program’s history at 5,000 square feet.

MTC Building Construction teacher Andrew Campbell said students participating in the program are set to begin building their 10th home soon on Prince Street in Leesburg. Campbell estimates that 150 students contributed to building “the Aldie house”. These students learned a number of trades while building the home. These trades include framing, roofing, masonry, and welding. Students would work on the home from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. every day then return to school.

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