TheMaineMonitor.orgCottage Industry: Small Wood Homes Yield Big Climate BenefitsMaine could get a large economic boost and provide critically needed housing by manufacturing compact, highly-efficient homes. BY MARINA SCHAUFFLER | SEPTEMBER 13, 2020 A single small home, lifted onto a foundation in Milbridge last month, could signal big housing changes ahead. Confronted with scant affordable housing… Continue reading Downeast Tiny House ‘Innovative Spirit’ Applauded
Category: Project News & Updates
WK Construction and Sons’ Lull Lift: A Lifesaver
MILBRIDGE, ME — This lull lift was such a great donation. Once the tiny house was delivered and placed, WK Construction & Sons’ lull lift donation saved Bill Italiano and the crews so much work getting the overhangs and roofing complete. Trey Shaw from WK Construction & Sons was a lifesaver. WK Construction & Sons’… Continue reading WK Construction and Sons’ Lull Lift: A Lifesaver
Downeast Maine Veteran’s Tiny House Placed on Foundation – Recap: Photos and Videos
MILBRIDGE, ME — On a misty Monday morning, August 3, a tall yellow crane is suspending a new tiny house in mid-air while carpenters guide the building onto its cement foundation. Four years ago this tiny house was an idea sketched on a paper napkin. The idea grew and attracted support from four partner organizations,… Continue reading Downeast Maine Veteran’s Tiny House Placed on Foundation – Recap: Photos and Videos
Tiny House Placed Today on Foundation
MILBRIDGE, ME — The efforts of many people resulted today, August 3, 2020, in the Downeast Maine Tiny House getting placed on its foundation. Full story and pics to follow.
Welcome New Silver Sponsor – Latour and Sons Trucking, Inc.
CHERRYFIELD, ME — Scott Latour of Latour and Sons Trucking, Inc. have offered to transport the Tiny House from Assabet Valley Regional Technical School to its site location in Milbridge, ME. Thank you.
Essex Bay Cabinetry Builds, Donates Tiny House Kitchen
CHERRYFIELD, ME — Scott Shaw, Maine Seacoast Mission’s Housing Rehabilitation Manager, is a partner with this Downeast Maine Tiny House Project. Thank you, Scott, for this update and photo: Check out the great post by Bob Washburn at Essex Bay Cabinetry, Georgetown, MA. He has been a volunteer with the Mission Housing Rehab Program for… Continue reading Essex Bay Cabinetry Builds, Donates Tiny House Kitchen
Downeast Maine Tiny House Project Back on Track
CHERRYFIELD, ME — The Downeast Maine Tiny House Project, after a several month hiatus due to Covid-19 restrictions, is back on track. The house, which will be owned by a disabled military Veteran, was in its first phase of construction at Assabet Valley Regional High School in Massachusetts. After students under the direction of Lead… Continue reading Downeast Maine Tiny House Project Back on Track
The students at Assabet have been busy building and recording. These videos show some snippets of how things are coming along on the Tiny House. Sophomores from the Assabet Valley carpentry program, installing the drywall and final courses of roof shingles to the Tiny House. Video recordings by Bianca Diaz Video Editing by Nycholas Almeida… Continue reading Progress Videos!
This Just In….
We’ve been hard at work on our Tiny House Project. Maine Seacoast Mission’s Scott Shaw has been busy keeping the job-site clean and clear of snow. The veteran who will be receiving this tiny house has been working hard to keep the site clear as well. Assabet students are diligently working on the house in… Continue reading This Just In….
As the project continues to progress, I had the pleasure of interviewing eight Assabet Valley students this week. Each set of students represented a different trade and aspect of the project. The students are currently working on our Tiny House Project to benefit a homeless veteran in Milbridge, ME. Jake Hudson and Joseph Cristobal are… Continue reading Life’s Lessons