It seems like a bargain: a $1 million prize-winning solar-powered house for a starting bid of $200,000 — just above the Twin Cities median value.
But buyers haven’t warmed to it, so the University of Minnesota student project still stands unwanted across the street from the Bell Museum in Minneapolis
- Some assembly required. (And this isn’t exactly an IKEA evening project.)
- How about the fact that it’s only 550 square feet?
Read the full story by MPR reporter Anissa Stocks and check out more photos of it here.
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.