Move In Day!

On Friday, November 21, we got the Occupancy Permit for the Village. On Saturday, November 22, 2014, Betty and Chris who have been living in their house for nearly a year, on the street where they have to move it every 24 or 48 hours to comply with parking requirements and without running water or electricity, are moving to their new home! With running water, electricity, flush toilets, showers and a community. The move is a big change. They’ve been through a lot with Occupy, with no legal place to live for so long. They have also been the center of a lot of media attention being the “first” in our grand adventure. Join us in welcoming them home!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Big thank you to all those who turned out and all the help to get OM Build this far. It truly is amazing what people can do when they work together. It truly is a grass roots effort with no contributions of money from local government, and all volunteer run.

Check out our Facebook Volunteer Page to become involved in the next steps! And check out our donation page if you have a couple of dollars to donate — we had a hiccup with the link this past week, which is now fixed.

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Movin’, Cleanin’, Movin’!

OM Build Tiny House Weekly Update:Moving, then cleaning: The Big Move from our our current shop at Argosy Court to our new shop on E. Johnson continues. Over the weekend, all our salvaged pallet wood (for house siding and other projects) was moved, along with tools and other supplies. This week we’re taking down shelving and preparing the walls for cleaning and painting (so we can get our security deposit back!) Shop managers will be organizing the weekend move out of the Argosy Court location, so If you want to help over the weekend, please report in at the Argosy Court shop first.

New ceiling: Our volunteer drywall crew is installing the new ceiling at the E. Johnson site, work will continue during the week.

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Weekday hours at Argosy Court
Tuesday 8/12: 6:30-10pm Manager: Robert B
Wednesday 8/13: 3pm-7pm Manager: Pete C
Thursday 8/14: 3pm-7pm Manager: Keith V

Weekend hours also at Argosy Court:
Saturday, 8/16: 10am-5pm Managers: Carol W, Pete C
Sunday, 8/17: 10am-5pm Manager: Allen B, Pete C

Sign-up procedure: Just show up, ready to work (no need to sign up in advance online.) We work with volunteers at all skill levels, so don’t hesitate to volunteer simply because you lack construction experience. The most important qualification we look for is a willingness to learn, to take instructions from the Shop Manager and to follow all shop safety procedures.
Please come ready to work, dressed in work clothes that can get dirty or smeared with paint.

Movin’ Movin’ Movin’!

OM Build Tiny House Weekly Update:The Big Move is ON: We’re finally ready to box up our tools and supplies and make the move from our current shop at Argosy Court to our new shop on E. Johnson. Moving days are Saturday and Sunday, August 9th and 10th. We’re asking all volunteers to come to the Argosy Court shop first, to help with packing and loading. Some volunteers may then ride over to E. Johnson to help with unloading and organizing. Weekday volunteer days at Argosy Court will also involve packing for the move and preparing Houses 2 and 3 for their move.

Insulation done, new ceiling next: Below, you can see the new R-30 insulation that has been installed at the E. Johnson shop. The next step is a vapor barrier and drywall. Our crew of volunteer drywallers will begin installation of the new ceiling on Saturday morning, and hope to finish by Sunday.

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Weekday hours at Argosy Court
Tuesday 8/5: 6:30-10pm Manager: Robert B
Wednesday 8/6: 3pm-7pm Manager: Pete C
Thursday 8/7: 3pm-7pm Manager: Keith V

Weekend hours also at Argosy Court:
Saturday, 8/9: 10am-5pm Managers: Carol W, Pete C
Sunday, 8/10: 10am-5pm Manager: Allen B, Pete C

Sign-up procedure: Click here to sign up for a shift. We work with volunteers at all skill levels, so don’t hesitate to volunteer simply because you lack construction experience. The most important qualification we look for is a willingness to learn, to take instructions from the Shop Manager and to follow all shop safety procedures.
Please come ready to work, dressed in work clothes that can get dirty or smeared with paint.

Roof!

OM Build Tiny House Weekly Update:
We have a new roof! OM Build volunteers assisted our professional roofer Michael to tear off the leaky 70-year-old asphalt roof and replace it with a new rubber-membrane roof. And Michael added some extra-heavy decking in case we ever want to install a roof garden! Below, Rob moves roof scrap out to the dumpster.

Have materials you’d like to donate? Please check out our wish list.

Weekends at new site, weekdays at the shop: Weekday volunteer shifts are at the Argosy Court shop, adding the final touches to get houses 2 and 3 ready for residence. Weekend workdays are at E. Johnson.

Weekday hours – Argosy Court:

Tuesday 7/22: 6:30-10pm Manager: Robert B
Thursday 7/24: 3pm-7pm Manager: Keith V

Weekend hours – E. Johnson:
Saturday, 7/26: Noon-5pm Manager: Brenda K
Sunday, 7/27: Noon-5pm Manager: Brenda K

Sign-up procedure: Click here to sign up for a shift. We work with volunteers at all skill levels, so don’t hesitate to volunteer simply because you lack construction experience. The most important qualification we look for is a willingness to learn, to take instructions from the Shop Manager and to follow all shop safety procedures.
Please come ready to work, dressed in work clothes that can get dirty or smeared with paint.

Progress, progress, progress!

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We have a dumpster! Below, volunteer Garrett poses in front of our new dumpster, which has been filled with the remnants of a 70-year-old plaster ceiling that had suffered extensive damage due to a long-neglected leaky roof. This week, we tear off the old roof and prepare to install a new one. This is the week to volunteer, if you like getting dirty!

Have materials you’d like to donate? Please check out our wish list.

Weekends at new site, weekdays at the shop: Weekday volunteer shifts are at the Argosy Court shop, adding the final touches to get houses 2 and 3 ready for residence. Weekend workdays are at E. Johnson.

Weekday hours – Argosy Court:

Tuesday 7/15: 6:30-10pm Manager: Robert B
Wednesday 7/16: 3:pm=7pm Manager: Steve B
Thursday 7/17: 3pm-7pm Manager: Keith V

Weekend hours – E. Johnson:
Saturday, 7/19: Noon-5pm Manager: Brenda K
Sunday, 7/20: Noon-5pm Manager: Brenda K

Sign-up procedure: Click here to sign up for a shift. We work with volunteers at all skill levels, so don’t hesitate to volunteer simply because you lack construction experience. The most important qualification we look for is a willingness to learn, to take instructions from the Shop Manager and to follow all shop safety procedures.
Please come ready to work, dressed in work clothes that can get dirty or smeared with paint.

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Sprucing up E. Johnson: Weekend workdays continue, with cleaning, painting and landscaping. Below, volunteers Valerie and Noah paint the office, planned to be OM Goods’ retail space.

Have materials you’d like to donate? Please check out our wish list.

Weekends at new site, weekdays at the shop: Weekday volunteer shifts are at the Argosy Court shop, adding the final touches to get houses 2 and 3 ready for residence. Weekend workdays are at E. Johnson.

Weekday hours – Argosy Court:

Tuesday 7/8: 6:30-10pm Manager: Robert B
Thursday 7/10: 3pm-7pm Manager: Keith V

Weekend hours – E. Johnson:
Saturday, 7/12: Noon-5pm Manager: Brenda K
Sunday, 7/13: Noon-5pm Manager: Brenda K

Sign-up procedure: Click here to sign up for a shift. We work with volunteers at all skill levels, so don’t hesitate to volunteer simply because you lack construction experience. The most important qualification we look for is a willingness to learn, to take instructions from the Shop Manager and to follow all shop safety procedures.
Please come ready to work, dressed in work clothes that can get dirty or smeared with paint.