General Membership Meeting – Sat. 2:00

This Saturday, Jan. 25th, at 2pm there will be a General Membership meeting of Occupy Madison, Inc.at the Wil-mar Community Center, 953 Jenifer St.(enter via side entrance on Brearly St.). All members and the general public are welcome. We will discuss the progress we have made in developing an eco-village, building Tiny Houses and our plans for the future. Come learn what you can do to help with our project, or if you are without housing how you can obtain a Tiny House and be a part of our supportative community.

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

OM Build TIny House Weekly Update:

OM Village update: OM Build’s plan to purchase the Sanchez Motors property on E. Johnson sparked a lively discussion at James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Congregation. We were cheered to see support from so many in the neighborhood (and a bit shocked at the negative police response, given the constructive relationship we’ve had with the Madison police for nearly three years.) Your donation can help make OM Village happen.

Picture worth a thousand words: This “Before and After” image, put together by OM Build volunteer Bruce, tells a dramatic story of how far we’ve come since the 2013 encampment at Token Creek:

 

This week: Work beings on House 3! We will start with the floor frame. Trim, ceiling panels and windows will be installed on House 2. We also need some volunteers to do some snow-shoveling, so we can get to materials stored in back (shovels provided!) We welcome volunteers at all skill levels, training and close supervision will be provided by OM Build shop managers. Please be sure to dress warmly, some work may be outside.

Shop Hours – Week of Jan. 20th – Jan. 26th:
MLK Day noon-4pm Shop Manager: Steve B
Tuesday 1/21  6:30-10pm Shop Manager: Robert B
Thursday 1/23  3pm-7pm Shop Manager: Allen B
Friday 1/24  4pm-6:30pm Shop Manager: Steve B
Friday 1/24  6:30pm-10pm Shop Manager: Luca C
Sunday 1/26 noon-4pm Shop Manager: Brenda K

Shop location: 4235 Argosy Court, Suite B (Click here for map)

Sign-up procedure: Just go to the shop at one of the above posted times, and join in!
We can 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.

Weekly Update! Successful Fundraiser and Buying Land!

OM Build TIny House Weekly Update:
Fundraiser Party a success! Thanks to the many volunteers who made it possible, OM Build raised more than $2000 at our fundraiser and silent auction last Saturday. Missed the party? You can still Donate here… 

 

Moving forward with OM Village: Our bid to purchase Sanchez Motors, 2050 E.  Johnson, has been accepted (so expect more fundraising appeals soon!) The property will be the new home of OM Build, our tiny house factory, as well as a tiny house community! If you live in the neighborhood, it’s especially important that you make your support for OM Build known to your neighbors. We’ve already been encouraged by some positive responses from people who live nearby!

Community meeting on OM Village proposal: There will be a community meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 14th at James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Congregation to to hear from the neighborhood and to discuss the OM Village proposal. The meeting starts at 6:30. People from outside the neighborhood are welcome to attend, but we ask that you keep comments brief, to give priority to neighborhood residents.

 

This week: Work will focus on preparing the shop for the start of work on House 3. Work continues on House 2 as well, finishing insulation, interior paneling, windows and the door. We welcome volunteers at all skill levels, training and close supervision will be provided by OM Build shop managers. Please be sure to dress warmly, some work may be outside.

Shop Hours – Week of Jan. 13th – Jan. 18th:
Tuesday 1/14  6:30-10pm Shop Manager: Robert B
Thursday 1/16  3pm-7pm Shop Manager: Allen B
Friday 1/17  4pm-6:30pm Shop Manager: Steve B
Friday 1/17  6:30pm-10pm Shop Manager: Luca C
Sunday 1/19 noon-4pm Shop Manager: Brenda K

Shop location: 4235 Argosy Court, Suite B (Click here for map)

Sign-up procedure: Just go to the shop at one of the above posted times, and join in!
We can 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.