United Federal Credit Union Announces Winner of Tiny House Contest
United Federal Credit Union has announced the winner of the Small Houses raffle, and it’s a man from South Bend. United Federal Credit Union published the following:
United Federal Credit Union (United) is pleased to announce the winner of its Best Award. The week. Already. Small house competition. South Bend’s Blake Vedder was chosen at random as the winner.
“It’s still hard to believe I won the cottage,” Vedder said. “My wife and I went to Brunch on the Bend on Best’s last day. The week. Already. We saw the little house on our way out and thought we might as well get in. When I got the call that I had won I actually joked with my wife that it was probably United calling me to say I won before I won. I was pretty shocked and in the haze for about a week after finding out because I couldn’t believe it! We are very grateful to everyone at United. They have all been great working with them! “
Vedder owns a cabin in Michigan and plans to park the cottage on the property and use it as an extra room for family and guests.
The kitchen area of the Tiny House
“We were very happy to be the presenting sponsor of Best. The week. Already. for the fifth year and to be able to offer the Tiny House, ”said Carla Fazio-King, United’s regional market development manager for South Bend. “After having to cancel the event last year, it was fantastic to be able to see everyone coming and supporting the South Bend community this summer. United are proud to be a part of such a wonderful event which shines a light on all the great things South Bend has to offer. “
The lounge area of the Tiny House
The Tiny House is a mobile unit that traveled to various locations during Best. The week. Already. the week of August 1 to August 7, 2021. When people visited the exhibition, they could not only see the little house, but also participate in the raffle to win it.
The mobile unit was built by Voodoo Dream Work located in Mishawaka, Indiana. The cottage was designed to be a self-contained unit hooked up to waste and water, and to include areas designated for a kitchen, bathroom, living space, and sleeping area. It also has a drop down patio for indoor / outdoor living. The house is approximately 14 ‘high x 8’ wide x 28 ‘long and weighs almost 8,300 pounds.