- Associated Press - Sunday, January 22, 2017

EVART, Mich. (AP) - A tiny solar house built by University of Michigan students is moving to northern Michigan after a decade in Ann Arbor.

Lisa and Matt Gunneson of Grand Rapids bought the house at auction and plan to move it to Evart in Osceola County. Known as “MiSo,” it’s been displayed at the university’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

“We have an emotional connection to the MiSo, as Matt and I had our first date at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and were married there in 2015,” Lisa Gunneson said.

“When we heard the solar home was up for auction, we put in a bid because we really want to live a simple, self-sufficient kind of life,” she said.

The Grand Rapids Press (https://bit.ly/2j17bpg ) said the winning bid wasn’t disclosed. The 660-square-foot, one-bedroom house has solar panels and a battery storage system. The frame is made of aluminum to keep the home cool in summer.

MeadowLark Design + Build in Ann Arbor will help dismantle and move the house 175 miles north. The solar panels are working effectively and don’t need to be updated.

Joe Mooney, a spokesman for the botanical gardens, said it’s a good time to say goodbye to the house.

“It’s kind of a delicate structure and it was sitting there for a long time. It just started getting some maintenance issues,” he said.

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, https://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

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