Tiny home built in 24 hours to benefit Vietnam veteran

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MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WVLT) -- When people think of the mall in Morristown, Tennessee they generally think of consumerism, not construction. But a small sign at the mall entrance tells people otherwise.

Incredible Tiny Homes, a Morristown business, built a tiny house in 24 hours to benefit an area disabled Vietnam veteran.

Randy Jones, owner of Incredible Tiny Homes, and a crew of about a dozen people started working at 11 a.m. Friday in the parking lot of Morristown's College Square Mall.

"We started this morning at 11 o'clock, we had just a bear trailer, no cut wood," Jones said. "We've cut all our wood, we glued and screwed down the subfloor."

Normally, a tiny house would take 12 days to construct. The sale price is $47,000.

The house on wheels was auctioned off at noon Saturday, with bidding starting at just 25 cents. The winning bid was $30,000.

"These guys, you can tell by their attitude and their spirit they enjoy what they're doing," said Jones. "You got guys that are working hard physically but smiling and enjoying themselves. You can't beat that environment. "

The money raised will go to a Vietnam War veteran who was recommended by the VA.

"One hundred percent goes to the recipient, who is Vietnam war vet. He's got one leg," said Jones. "He's just struggled most of his life."

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