College Student Opts For Solar-Powered House Over Dorm Room Rob Dunn, who is a senior at Green Mountain College in Vermont, told The Rutland Herald that it cost $3,000 to build the 96-square-foot house.
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College Student Opts For Solar-Powered House Over Dorm Room

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. College students are moving into dorms this month - not Rob Dunn. The senior at Green Mountain College in Vermont will be in his 96-square-foot solar-powered house. Dunn told The Rutland Herald he wanted to save money. Building the house brought a one-time cost of $3,000 - room and board at the school, 11,000 a year. Dunn uses clay and sand for insulation. He says this is the most raw experience he has ever had, echoing what some say about college itself. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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