Construction nearly is complete on the Mississippi State University Maroon Edition Habitat for Humanity in the Sunset subdivision west of Starkville.
John Breazeale, construction manager for the project, said he expects the 1,300-square-foot home to be finished within the next two weeks. Construction began Aug. 10.
“This is about as fast as we”ve ever built one,” Breazeale said.
More than 500 volunteers, most of them Mississippi State students, worked on the three-bedroom, two-bathroom structure. The exterior is now “basically done,” Breazeale said, with some trim work still needed around the roof.
Inside the house, Breazeale and others Thursday finished hanging shelves and putting the finishing touches on kitchen cabinets. Workers next week will install kitchen countertops and other necessities.
When complete, Katie Marie Gray, an employee of the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District, will move into the house with her two sons, Mark Allen Pittman and Scottie Pittman. The family will not have to pay interest on the home, which is estimated to cost $60,000 to $65,000.
The Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity receives 35-45 applications a year from people who want a new home. Recipients of new homes are selected based on income, current home conditions and other factors.
The newest Maroon Edition house, located at 265 Greenwood St., is located next door to the Maroon Edition Habitat for Humanity house completed in 2009. A dedication ceremony will be held at the new house Nov. 9.
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