The tiny house, dubbed Sparty's Cabin, was a student project from the Construction Management program. While some portions were professionally built to meet building codes, much of the cabin was handbuilt by MSU students. Among the key features of this project are the hand-crafted wood counter top, shelves, and sliding door which were built of wood from the MSU Shadows program.
For more information regarding Sparty's Cabin please contact College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
The Tiny House specifications from the CANR page are shared here for your convenience. The structure was built on a trailer, allowing it to be easily transported from place to place. Sparty's Cabin will include traditional hook ups for sewer, water and electricity; however, it can be retrofitted in the future to go off the grid. This can be accomplished by capturing rainwater, using 100 percent solar power energy and adding a composting toilet. Once constructed, the Tiny House is 177 square feet of space that sleeps three, and features both an upstairs (sleeping loft and storage) and a downstairs (great room/kitchen, bathroom and bedroom).
The manufacturer's suggested retail price for this style tiny house is $61,000. The winning bidder will be responsible for payment of all applicable taxes on the full purchase price. All proceeds will benefit the School of Planning, Design and Construction, including programmatic and student support for the Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, and Urban Planning departments. In general, donors who purchase items at a charity auction may claim a charitable contribution deduction for the excess of the purchase price paid for an item over its fair market value. MSU does not advise donors on tax matters. Any potential bidder intending to claim a charitable contribution deduction from the purchase of the tiny house should direct all questions regarding the federal income tax deduction of such a purchase to his/her tax advisor or attorney.
Minimum Bid: $35000
Bid Number: 21560-360
Deadline For Receiving Bids: 12/06/2016 at 1:00 PM EST.
There are three possible ways to bid on the item, In person at the MSU Surplus Store, online through the submission form found in the Product Description area or by Fax. All MSU Surplus Store bid forms must be filled out completely and must be legible. Bids may be faxed using the printable form to the MSU Surplus Store: 517-353-9038.
Due to the size and weight of the item it is only available for local pickup or customer arranged freight.
There is no charge for local pickup. The buyer is responsible for the arrangement and payment of all related shipping and handling charges unless otherwise noted in the item description.
For freight shipping on larger/heavier items, palletizing, crating, shrink wrapping and banding services are available for a fee.
All items are offered for sale on an as-is basis with no warranty or guarantee. All sales are final, and there are no returns. We employ due diligence to ensure accurate item descriptions are placed online and the MSU Surplus Store staff are available to answer questions with regards to condition and/or contents prior to purchase. Please Contact Us with any questions regarding item condition or contents of the listing.
There are three possible ways to bid on the item, In person at the MSU Surplus Store, online through the submission form found in the Product Description area on our webiste or by Fax. All MSU Surplus Store bid forms must be filled out completely and must be legible. Bids may be faxed using a printable form on our webiste to the MSU Surplus Store: 517-353-0836.
Please be advised that you are viewing a used vehicle. This vehicle has been previously driven and has been subjected to normal wear and tear, both cosmetically and mechanically. This vehicle has been exclusively owned and operated by Michigan State University and has been subject to required regular maintenance. There may be an existing factory warranty for the vehicle, but it is the responsibility of the buyer to to determine the status of any such warranty.
The MSU Surplus Stores reserves the right to change or modify these terms and conditions without limitation, notice or liability.
We accept Cash, Cashiers Check or Certified Check ONLY for vehicle purchase.
Our vehicles are available for Local Pickup only, please refer to our Local Pick up Instructions for hours and location.
All fees, taxes or other applicable charges are to be paid by the buyer and are made at the Michigan Secretary of State Office. Price does not include any taxes which may now or hereafter be applicable to, measured by, imposed upon, or with respect to transaction, property, its sale its value, its use or any service performed in connection therewith. Buyer agrees to pay such taxes.
A release form and a valid drivers license are required for all test drives. Vehicles are available for mechanics to view and test on site only and during our normal operating hours.