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EcoHouse up for bid

Money will benefit Habitat homes

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Due to a generous donation, Sea Island Habitat for Humanity's Restore has a home up for auction that really delivers. The eco-friendly, energy efficient two-bedroom home is built from two-and-a-half recycled shipping containers, designed with a number of sustainable features. The home is built to Miami hurricane standards, making it able to withstand a Category 5 hurricane.

The home includes a grey-water recycling system which recycles the shower water directly into the toilet water. Other sustainable features include bamboo flooring, Italian bathroom tile, maple butcher-block countertops, high energy-efficient air conditioning, tankless hot water heaters, and energy-efficient insulation.

There is no starting bid, however, over $60,000 is expected to be raised. The money raised will go to build more Sea Island Habitat for Humanity homes. The winner is responsible for relocating the home. The auction is open until Aug. 30.

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