Weekly Update

OM Build Tiny House Weekly Update:

Tenant vacates E. Johnson site: Sanchez Motors, the auto repair shop at the E. Johnson site purchased last week by OM Build, is moving the last of its vehicles and equipment out. Next comes testing for environmental hazards, and then we can let our volunteers in for site clean-up and reconstruction into a Tiny House factory. All shop hours this week are at the Argosy Court shop (see below.)

Working through our “To Do” list: Tuesday, June 10th is the first anniversary of our move into the Argosy Court shop, and we’re going to make a push to have Houses 2 and 3 completed and street-ready by then. Can we get this done in the next eight days? Join us and find out!


Shop hours this week:
Monday 6/2: 4:00-7:00pm Shop Manager: Garrett L
Tuesday 6/3: 6:30-10pm Shop Manager: Robert B
Wednesday 6/4: 3pm-7pm Shop Manager: Pete C
Thursday 6/5: 3pm-7pm Shop Manager: Keith V
Friday 6/6: 6:30pm-10pm Shop Manager: Luca C
Sunday 6/8: 1:00pm-5:00pm Shop Manager: Keith V

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

Sign-up procedure: Just show up at your preferred day and time, ready to work! 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.

WHOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!

OM Build Tiny House Weekly Update:

OM Build takes possession of E. Johnson property: Today, we signed the final papers to complete the purchase of property at East Johnson and 3rd Street, the location for our planned Tiny House community. Below is our architect’s rendering of the site, with the current Sanchez Motors building converted into a Tiny House factory. Careful inspection of the site for toxics will need to be done before we can bring in volunteers for site cleanup – look for an update in next week’s email!

Shop hours this week:
(All shop hours at our original location, 4235 Argosy Court, Suite B Click here for map)
Friday 5/30: 6:30pm-10pm Shop Manager: Luca C
Saturday 5/31: 1:00pm-7:00pm Shop Manager: Keith V
Sunday 6/1: 1:00pm-9:00pm Shop Manager: Keith V

Sign-up procedure: Just show up for your preferred shift, ready to work! 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.

Ooo, A Weekly Update!

Please forgive us for getting a little behind, we had a little something going on . . .

OM Build Tiny House Weekly Update:

Good fences make good neighbors: OM volunteers are busy coming up with creative designs for a privacy fence for the planned Tiny House community on E. Johnson. All made from recycled pallet wood, of course!

In the shop: Preparation for our move, including lots of pallet-busting! House 3 gets electrical work and interior paneling. And weather permitting, final work on the roof for House 2 will be done.

Shop hours this week:
Monday 5/19: 6:00-9:00pm Shop Manager: Garrett L
Tuesday 5/20: 6:30-10pm Shop Manager: Robert B
Wednesday 5/21: 3pm-7pm Shop Manager: Pete C
Thursday 5/22: 3pm-7pm Shop Manager: Keith V
Friday 5/23: 6:30pm-10pm Shop Manager: Luca C
Sunday 5/25: 1:00pm-5:00pm Shop Manager: Keith V

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

Sign-up procedure:Just show up for your preferred shift, ready to work! 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.

Fundraiser tomorrow May 9th! Silent Auction

Please come to our fundraiser, at the Brink Madison, from 5 pm to 7 pm on Friday May 9th. Face book event here. We are very excited to celebrate the Madison City Council unanimously voting to allow us to purchase the property on Johnson Street this past Tuesday! We have a packed month and just enough money for closing, so we appreciate whatever donations people are able to make. Nobody will be turned away though for lack of funds. Big thank you to local companies donating for the cause including Dexter’s Pub & Tip Top Tavern.

Some of the awesome upcycled pallets by OM members are below. Check them out below. More on our photo album of auction items.

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Sorry for the lack of updates . . .

Note the limited shop hours. Webmaster got a little busy with other things.

OM Build Tiny House Weekly Update:

House 3 has a roof! Our custom-built OM Crane did the job, safely lifting a pre-assembled 500 lb roof on to the top of House 3. As you can see in the photo, a little nudging was required to match the roof to the house.

This week in the shop: Installing the door and closing in the gable ends on House 3, flooring on House 2. And, as always, pallet deconstruction for our custom pallet-wood siding!

Shop hours this week:
Tuesday 4/8: 6:30-10pm Shop Manager: Robert B
Wednesday 4/9: 3pm-7pm Shop Manager: Pete C
Friday 4/11: 6:30pm-10pm Shop Manager: Luca C

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

Sign-up procedure: We aren’t using the Volunteer Spot website this week, so just show up at your preferred shift, ready to work! To maintain safety and be sure everyone has something useful to do, we’re limiting volunteers to 3 per 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.

20 Hours of Indiegogo left!

OM Build Tiny House Weekly Update:

 

Crowd-sourcing campaign raises $19,000: Our fundraising campaign on the crowd-sourcing site Indiegogo has raised over $19,000. Only 24 hours left to donate, and every donation will doubled by a matching donation from some very generous OM Build supporters! Click here to donate.

 

House 3 leaves the shop: And we’ve already got a good start on the roof, which is built in the shop and then lifted into place by our custom-built OM Build crane! (Photo by Keith Valiquette)

 

 

This week in the shop: We will finish the roof for House 3, and finish the deck and frame in the gable ends on House 2. More pallet deconstruction too, and we may even get a start on the pallet-wood siding for House 4!

 

Shop hours this week:
Tuesday 3/25: 6:30-10pm Shop Manager: Robert B
Wednesday 3/26: 3pm-7pm Shop Manager: Pete C
Thursday 3/27: 3pm-7pm Shop Manager: Allen B
Friday 3/28: 4pm-6:30pm Shop Manager: Steve B
Friday 3/28: 6:30pm-10pm Shop Manager: Luca C
Sunday 3/30: 1:00pm-5:00pm Shop Manager: Keith V

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

Sign-up procedure: We use the Volunteer Spot website, to help manage the increasing number of volunteers. Click here to sign in, choose an open shift and be at the shop ready to work at your chosen time. To maintain safety and be sure everyone has something useful to do, we’re limiting volunteers to 3 per 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.

Weely Update 3/10/14

OM Build Tiny House Weekly Update:

 

A week in Door County: One of the “perks” we’re offering to donors is a stay in Door County, the week of April 5th – April 12th. The first $1500 donation wins a stay in a 3 bedroom condo, the first $1000 donation wins a week in a two-bedroom condo. Click here to donate.

 

OM Village plans:We continue to refine the plans for OM Village (below) with an anticipated move-in date of Mid-May, pending approval by the Madison Common Council. Stay tuned for updates!

 

 

This week in the shop: The axle has been installed on House 2, preparing it to move and clear a space in the parking lot for House 3 (now inside the shop.) Then we’ll begin construction of the roof for House 2. This week’s warmer weather will also give us an opportunity to clean up the “lumberyard” out back where we keep our supply of pallets for recycling into wood siding.

 

Shop hours this week:
Tuesday 3/11: 6:30-10pm Shop Manager: Robert B
Wednesday 3/12: 3pm-7pm Shop Manager: Pete C
Thursday 3/13: 3pm-7pm Shop Manager: Allen B
Friday 3/14: 4pm-6:30pm Shop Manager: Steve B
Friday 3/14: 6:30pm-10pm Shop Manager: Luca C

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

Sign-up procedure: We use the Volunteer Spot website, to help manage the increasing number of volunteers. Click here to sign in, choose an open shift and be at the shop ready to work at your chosen time. To maintain safety and be sure everyone has something useful to do, we’re limiting volunteers to 3 per 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.