Prefabrication of the project followed requiring a total of 16 intensive two week prefabrication elective courses each involving up to 25 students. In 2009, the first of six intensive site construction elective courses began, each involving as many as 40 students who worked with the Mimili Community to complete the project. In all, the project involved about 500 students many of whom enrolled in more than one of the several courses offered.
The project was completed in June 2011. In 2009 the Single Men’s Housing project at Mimili was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Community Engagement by the University of South Australia.