UPDATE: Tiny House Sold

The FEH BOCES Board of Education approved the sale of our tiny house for $31,100 at their board meeting on Oct. 20, 2022. 

Stay tuned for the sale of our next tiny house, which should be ready for auction in spring or summer 2023!

Tiny House Shell for Sale 

Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES is selling a tiny house built by students in its Building Trades program at North Franklin Educational Center in Malone.

This tiny house shell is being sold as is. Building Trades students began the construction of it over the 2019-2020 school year, and it was left unfinished when school buildings were closed due to the COVID pandemic in spring 2020.

Many tiny house enthusiasts prefer to buy a shell rather than a fully finished tiny house because it gives them the opportunity to customize every feature to their liking.


Bidding is now open at AuctionsInternational.com. Click here to view the listing or submit a bid

The auction will close the evening of Tuesday, October 18.

Proceeds from the sale go back into supporting FEH BOCES work. 


Please review specifications for details about the tiny house shell. 


  • 20 feet long
  • 8 feet, 4 inches wide
  • 13 feet, 6 inches tall


  • Walls and ceiling is R-16, ½-inch RMax and 3-inch fiberglass
  • Floor is uninsulated
  • Earthwise vinyl windows
  • Fiberglass exterior door


  • 2x4 frame in the walls and ceiling
  • Floor = frame from metal trailer


  • Interior floor ¾-inch sheathing
  • Exterior sheathing ½ OSB
  • Interior sheathing 1x6 v-groove pine on ceiling
  • 1/2-inch drywall on walls
  • Click lock vinyl flooring on main level, not currently installed


  • Rininia propane boiler with radiant floor heat
  • 100 amp breaker box which can have external plug or be hard wired in, 12-2 wiring and LED lighting


  • Pex water and heating lines
  • PVC drains
  • 36-inch shower
  • No toilet

Click here for a downloadable/printable spec sheet

Building Trades Programs

Building Trades students at NFEC now build a modular house each year. The program switched to the larger buildings to accommodate the number of students in the program.

This type of hands-on, real-world experience is the cornerstone of the education that students get from Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES programs.

The BOCES team plans to sell a modular house built by this year’s students at NFEC and a tiny house built by students at Adirondack Educational Center in Saranac Lake later this school year.