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Green house built for low-income family in northern Michigan

This green house can be heated for less than $50 a year.

EMMET COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A brand new home in northern Michigan is environmentally friendly and cost effective.

This 1,243 square-foot green-constructed home in Petoskey was built for a low-income family.

It's being sold by the Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency for $185,000.

The agency says the house can be heated for just $47 a year.

Eric Thuma, budget and housing coach at the agency said, "Mainly to help out some families, families who really need it and that's what we're about. We're about helping the community and especially helping families and be able to afford housing like this. This is a great place, really is."

The three-bedroom home is on bridge street in Petoskey.

The agency said there are loans available for buying the house that will be forgiven if you live in the house for more than 10 years.

Anyone interested in the home can contact the Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency at (800) 443-5518.

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