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.

Join the new OM Build Volunteers group on Facebook!

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.

Join the new OM Build Volunteers group on Facebook!

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.

Lots of Progress at New Site!

OM Build Tiny House Weekly Update:Progress at E. Johnson: More than a dozen volunteers at  our weekend workdays cleaned interior walls and prepped for painting and got the floor ready for sanding. Up top, the old chimney and vents have been removed to prepare for a new roof. Outside, the fence now completely encloses the back yard, so we can have secure storage of materials. Below, our Site committee makes plans for the next weekend workday.

Have materials you’d like to donate? Please check out our wish list. And a big thanks to our local Sherwin-Williams store for donating 25 gallons of interior paint!

Weekends at new site, weekdays at the shop: Weekday volunteer shifts are at the Argosy Court shop, finishing Houses 2 and 3 and building fixtures for the new shop, weekend workdays are at E. Johnson.

Weekday hours – Argosy Court:

Tuesday 7/1: 6:30-10pm Manager: Robert B
Wednesday 7/2: 3pm-7:00pm Manager: Pete C.
Thursday 7/3: 3pm-7pm Manager: Keith V

Weekend hours – E. Johnson:
Saturday, 7/5: Noon-5pm Manager: Brenda K
Sunday, 7/6: 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.

OM Build Tiny House Weekly Update:

Progress at E. Johnson: Big thanks for all the volunteers who came out last weekend! It really makes a difference, and we’re making great headway. Please consider coming out the next weekend too, same hours (see below.)

More than a dozen volunteers at  our weekend workdays cleaned interior walls and prepped for painting and got the floor ready for sanding. Up top, the old chimney and vents have been removed to prepare for a new roof. Outside, the fence now completely encloses the back yard, so we can have secure storage of materials. Below, our Site committee makes plans for the next weekend workday.

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Have materials you’d like to donate? Please check out our wish list. And a big thanks to our local Sherwin-Williams store for donating 25 gallons of interior paint!

Weekends at new site, weekdays at the shop: Weekday volunteer shifts are at the Argosy Court shop, finishing Houses 2 and 3 and building fixtures for the new shop, weekend workdays are at E. Johnson.

Weekday hours – Argosy Court:

Tuesday 7/1: 6:30-10pm Manager: Robert B
Wednesday 7/2: 3pm-7:00pm Manager: Pete C.
Thursday 7/3: 3pm-7pm Manager: Keith V

Weekend hours – E. Johnson:
Saturday, 7/5: Noon-5pm Manager: Brenda K
Sunday, 7/6: 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.

Weekly Update

OM Build Tiny House Weekly Update:
Our Wish List: We’re hard at work on renovating the E. Johnson site (former home of Sanchez Motors) and with the help of the community, so far we have only spent $68 on supplies for cleanup and renovations! Every dollar we save in labor or donated items means we can get the tiny houses parked there faster, so click here to see our wish list, and click here to donate online.

Progress at E. Johnson: A site that was once the neighborhood eyesore is quickly shaping up, with flowers and other plantings. Below, Rob, Peter and Luca relocate a fence on the property to create space for our planned tiny home community:

Cap Times profiles OM Village resident: Keith Valiquette says a desire for community attracted him to the OM Build project. Speaking of our E. Johnson neighbors who have supported the project, Keith says, “They see the bigger picture. They are why I am part of this. We as a society need to come together again.” Read more… Below, Keith relaxes in the door of his tiny home, with his dog. Chip.

Weekends at new site, weekdays at the shop: Now that OM Build has TWO sites, we’re scheduling weekday volunteer shifts at the Argosy Court shop, finishing Houses 2 and 3 and building fixtures for the new shop, weekend workdays are at E. Johnson.

Weekday hours – Argosy Court:
Tuesday 6/24: 6:30-10pm Manager: Robert B
Wednesday 6/25: 3pm-7:00pm Manager: Pete C.
Thursday 6/26: 3pm-7pm Manager: Keith V

Tuesday 7/1: 6:30-10pm Manager: Robert B
Wednesday 7/2: 3pm-7:00pm Manager: Pete C.
Thursday 7/3: 3pm-7pm Manager: Keith V

Weekend hours – E. Johnson:
Saturday, 6/28: Noon-5pm Manager: Brenda K
Sunday, 6/29: 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.

Busy Weekend

We had a number of volunteers stop in at our current shop on Argosy to get even further along on two of our tiny houses, which are almost road worthy. Thanks for all the help! Volunteers volunteer-june-15v2Then at our new location we had a busy work day with volunteers too: locks were updated, flowers donated and planted, basic clean up, and deeper examination of the mold issue in the roof/ceiling. The roof will need to be replaced, and we have a number of larger ticket items so we really appreciate all the donations folks are able to give. Donate PayPal > All donations are 100% tax deductible. Thank you! All of our work is made possible by volunteer efforts and would not be possible without you, building community together.

 

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