Really Big Raffle winners talk about life in student-built house

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by TAYLOR VIYDO & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Updated Friday, May 9 at 10:34 AM

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho -- North Idaho College is holding its Really Big Raffle for the 21st year.

Carpentry students at North Idaho College help build a house for grand prize winners in the raffle. The raffle raises money for student scholarships.

KREM 2 on Your Side wanted to know more about the experience of someone living in one of those houses.

Cindy and Gus Foulk won their house in Coeur d’Alene back in 2008. They said they could not be happier with the work.

“We have no problems with this house. As far as workmanship, quality, I would have the kids carpentry program do it over and over again,” said Gus

“It’s amazing because a lot of people say, ‘Isn’t the house falling apart because it’s student[-built]?’ And I think they’re doing training to do it right,” said Cindy.

The Foulk’s have done some minor remodeling since they moved in six years ago, including taking down a wall.

Tickets for the Really Big Raffle are on sale for $100. The raffle was scheduled for July 9, 2014.

 

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