Lamar custom-built cabins now available for purchase

LAMAR, Mo. - High school junior, Shawn Linthicum, has been apart of almost every aspect of building a cabin, from framing the walls to putting on the roof.

"Just whatever needs to be done," said Shawn Linthicum, high school junior.

Thursday, he was on cleanup detail.

"Insulation, saw dust, you know, so we could put the flooring down up there, because it won't lay flat if you don't, you know, have all of the stuff out of the corners," Linthicum explained. 

And he's just one of the students from the Lamar Career and Technical Center that have been a part of this project.

"This is just one of our cabins that we've built this year as a carpentry project," said Casey Sheat, Carpentry Instructor, LCTC.

Carpentry instructor, Casey Sheat, says this is the fourth cabin the kids have built this year, and each one offers a chance to gain valuable experience.

"Some of the most important things we teach are actually life skills, you know. I know that all the kids that come through my program probably aren't going to go be professional carpenters necessarily, but everybody lives in a home," said Sheat.

And someday soon, the results of that experience will become a quiet getaway for someone in the community.

"I believe this one's probably going to land at a hunting property somewhere and make a great deer cabin," said Sheat.

Linthicum still has one year of high school left before he has to make a decision on a career, but he says this project has already helped him make at least one choice for himself, and what he wants for a future getaway cabin.

"If I would have designed it, it would have been a lot bigger," said Linthicum.

Bidding for the cabin will open up the last week of May and is expected to remain open for about a month. If you'd like to place a bid or for more information, you can contact the district superintendent's office at (417) 682-3527.


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