Rockbridge County High School students move Habitat house

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ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY (WDBJ7) It’s not often that you get to see a house picked up by a crane.

Let alone a house that you built.

“I’m pretty excited to see how it is, all done,” says Rockbridge County senior Jordan Rodi.

Tyler Hatcher, also a senior, says, “It’s pretty amazing. It’s like watching everything come together.”

These students have spent nearly a year-and-a-half building this house from the ground up.

“It’s really been a learning experience," Hatcher says. "We did a lot of different processes, and like you said, we built it from the ground up.”

“There’s pictures of how our pictures just added up over the years," says Owen Pufahl. "And just looking at this, you wouldn’t believe that we accomplished this in just like a two-hour class.”

And now it’s headed off from the high school to its foundation, to be a home for Habitat for Humanity.

“The good thing about this is that it comes from a project, just an educational project, to a home," says Building Arts Teacher Kurt Bennett. "It becomes something that’s no longer just something that we’re doing. Now it’s actually something that it becomes. It’s becoming a home for somebody.”

“I really like that it’s a Habitat house," Hatcher says. "That was cool. It’s not going to go to somebody that doesn’t deserve it you know.”

Giving them not only a learning experience, but also a permanent marker of their work.

“I’d love to come back here and just the house that I built and see how it’s doing,” Rodi says.