Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) trades students have taken a desolate piece of land in Invercargill’s south city region and turned it into a lavish home and garden. SIT CEO Penny Simmonds will host Mayor Tim Shadbolt on Tuesday 6 May to view the property. The students have built a beautiful modern home from scratch which offers 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (master with en suite and walk-in wardrobe), separate laundry, open plan kitchen, and living and dining with pitched ceiling.
The house was built on site at the Southern Institute of Technology’s new 5 million dollar trades facility then relocated to the Collingwood Street section. The neglected plot of land had been named as one of the 10 worst sections in the city by the Invercargill City Council. SIT purchased this section for the students' house with the hopes of adding value to the street and the area. SIT has worked in partnership with Mitre 10 Mega for the materials and hardware, while H & J Smith kindly furnished the house and provided the interior décor. Buyers of the property have the option of purchasing the property fully furnished.
SIT Programme Operations Manager Warren Ruwhiu said “The house is a tremendous effort by the construction, carpentry and joinery students. It is a great opportunity for them to have industry experience aligned with what they would be doing in a work environment. It is also rewarding to see Collingwood Street revitalised by taking a ghost section and turning it into a modern home”.
The house is now listed for sale and is open for public viewing. To book a time to view the home or further details about selling please contact Dave Robinson at Southland Real Estate on (mobile) 0274375262