A Winnipeg family is set to move into a Habitat for Humanity home built by prison inmates in Manitoba.

The family of seven got their first chance to see the home Dec. 19 and said they can't wait to move into the home and leave their two-bedroom apartment behind.

The home was built by Rockwood Institution inmates.

Habitat for Humanity said this helped prisoners learn construction skills for future employment upon release.

The federal government contributed $125,000 to the program.