A photo of a modular house without siding

We are selling a modular home built by students at North Franklin Educational Center.  

The home is still in the process of being built, so the person or company that buys the house will get the chance to customize it to their specific wants and needs.

“It’s good for the students to learn about working with a customer on details like colors and finishes,” said Building Trades Teacher Eric Ashlaw. “I try to give them some experience with every aspect of the process of constructing a house so they’re prepared when they graduate and head out into the world.”

We’re hosting an open house for anyone who wants to tour the modular:

Modular Home Open House

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3

North Franklin Educational Center, 23 Husky Lane in Malone

Building the modular home is a lesson in collaboration for our students. Mr. Ashlaw’s class heads up the construction, framing up the whole house and creating floors, walls, roof and other structural elements. Electrical Trades students do the wiring and other electrical work, and the heating is installed by students in the FEH BOCES Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning program, which is based at Salmon River Central School.

All student work is closely supervised and checked by teaching staff with direct experience in each industry.

The 28-foot-by-56-foot modular house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, along with a kitchen, dining room, living room, laundry room, and several utility rooms.

The house is being sold through a closed bidding process. The minimum bid is $100,000, and sealed bids are due Feb. 15. Any money earned beyond what was spent to build the house will support FEH BOCES programming.

To learn more or find out how to submit a bid, go to fehb.org/modular.

Building Trades, Electrical Trades and HVAC are three of 11 Career and Technical Education programs run by Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES. These two-year, half-day programs for juniors and seniors focus on preparing students for careers in trades through hands-on experience and integrating academic subjects with real-world applications.

For more information about FEH BOCES, explore fehb.org or follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn @FEHBOCES.