MN businesses compete to build luxury ice fishing houses to help those in need


They were given a trailer frame and running lights, but the rest was up to design and build a luxury ice fishing house in 24 hours as part of the first-ever Fish House Frenzy.

Rebuilding Together Twin Cities launched the competition over the weekend in which three construction crews had 24 hours to build a state-of-the-art fish house, which was then auctioned off to the public, according to the organization's website. Proceeds from the auction went to Rebuilding Together Twin Cities' efforts to support critical repairs for homeowners in need.

The trailers built will help fishermen stay safe and warm while ice fishing, just as the organization works to help keep people safe and warm in their home, KARE 11 notes.

Adolfson & Peterson Construction, Kraus-Anderson Construction and Dunwoody's Construction Sciences Program were each given a trailer frame and running lights from Ice Castle Fish Houses, but the design and construction process was up to them.

Here's a look at the ice houses:

Kraus-Anderson Construction's ice house fetched $15,000 at auction, KSTP notes.

Adolfson & Peterson Construction's ice house went for $17,000 at auction.

Dunwoody's Construction Sciences Program's ice house will be raffled off in December.

“As a private, nonprofit technical college, we really support community service and service learning,” says Heather Gay, program manager for construction project management at Dunwoody told Minnesota Business. “To give students the opportunity to design and build something that could be utilized by the general public that benefits another nonprofit was really attractive to us.”

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