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The house the community built is now complete - and has a new owner.
For the past two years, Cromwell businesses alongside the Cromwell Rotary and Cromwell Lions Club’s have been building a house.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom, double garage home at 11 Searle Dr was built as a fundraiser for the recently opened St John Ambulance Station.
It fetched $1,205,000 when sold at auction by Edinburgh Realty in Cromwell on Friday afternoon.
St John general manager for community engagement Craig Stockdale said Lot 47 was a community project by local people, for local people.
The build was first proposed by local lawyer Doreen Evans, who approached Rotary and Lions two years ago, but Covid-19 restrictions caused disruptions along the way.
The completed 181sqm home sits on a 463sqm section with a rateable value of $900,000.
Breen Construction helped with the house build while also building the Cromwell ambulance station, offering some of its skilled labourers to help.
- By Tracie Barrett