Sold! MSU alumna buys 'Sparty's Cabin,' a tiny house crafted by students

Sparty's Cabin has a new owner. Michigan State University alumna Debra Levantrosser is the new owner of the tiny house hand-built by students. The 100-percent livable house has been up for auction since October.

January 7, 2017

Provost June Youatt presents the keys to Sparty's Cabin to its new owner, MSU alumna Debra Levantrosser.

By: Brandon Champion, MLive

EAST LANSING, MI - Sparty's Cabin has a new owner.

Michigan State University alumna Debra Levantrosser is the new owner of the tiny house hand-built by students. The 100-percent livable house complete with a hand-crafted wood counter top, shelves and sliding door has been up for auction since October.

MSU Provost June Pierce Youatt presented the keys to Levantrosser during a ceremony held on the MSU campus on Friday, Jan. 6.

Pat Crawford, associate director of the School of Planning, Design and Construction, also spoke at the event.

The manufacturer's suggested retail price for the tiny house was $61,000 Levantrosser was selected as the highest bidder.

The structure encompasses 177-square feet of space that sleeps three, and features both an upstairs (sleeping loft and storage) and a downstairs (great room/kitchen, bathroom and bedroom).

Sparty's Cabin was built over six weeks during the Spring 2016 semester with the help of more than 100 people from across campus and the community.

The sustainable project includes materials from the MSU Sustainable Wood Recovery Program and MSU Shadows Collection.

All proceeds will benefit the School of Planning, Design and Construction, including programmatic and student support for the Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, and Urban Planning departments.

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