Indiana University officials are putting one of their own houses up for sale. They will give the house to the highest bidder as long as they move it to another location.
The house on Dunn Street in Bloomington is two-stories and was built in 1942. Vice president for capital projects and facilities, Tom Morrison, says the university has considered renovating the house and using it as office space, but found it would be too costly.
“Our thoughts were to demolish the house, but first we wanted to give anybody the opportunity that if they wanted to take it and move it and renovated it,” he says.
Owner of Wolfe moving company Andrew Heck says moving the 18-hundred square feet house would cost between $20,000 and $100,000, but bids for the house could be as low as one dollar.
Morrison says they hope someone will be interested in the property.
“It is one that may provide benefit for somebody else, and if not, yes, the University will demolish,” he says.
In that case the University plans to use the lot as green space. Bids are due by November 4.