Hawaii Community College students in various career and technical education programs will this morning be unveiling a house that they designed, built and landscaped as part of the Model Home Project.

The project, which was founded in 1965, is a collaboration between the college and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. Hawaii Community College is the only college in the state where students build a real, custom home as part of their coursework, according to a press release.

Students to date have built 46 affordable homes for qualified residents, the press release says.

The new homeowner will be present to accept the house at 10 a.m. this morning.


Career and Technical Education students train on a project. (Photo courtesy of Hawaii Community College.)

— Alia Wong