Covered Foundation

This update was provided by Dale Basher, DCP’s Housing Services Operation Manager. Roger with R&R Builders covered the Tiny House foundation on December 17th and he used the DCP Hammond Lumber account to purchase the materials.  Roger didn’t use pressure treated lumber.  Our plan was to use pressure treated and repurpose the lumber for the… Continue reading Covered Foundation

WBZ News – Downeast Tiny House Project

WBZ news arrived to do a news story on our Tiny House Project. The news story can be seen via the video below. The video features many of the Assabet Valley Technical School students who are working on the project. We’re so grateful for the coverage and to be sharing our progress with the world.… Continue reading WBZ News – Downeast Tiny House Project

If You Build It, They Will Come

Our Tiny House Project is going slower than anticipated. Part of the delay is the fact that we are working with donated labor from contractors. We’re currently waiting on the insulation company to blow the insulation in the walls, and the Assabet Carpentry students are working on other portions of the home during this time.… Continue reading If You Build It, They Will Come

From Massachusetts to Milbridge: Collaboration Helps Secure Home for Veteran

Milbridge, Maine (WABI) – “To see it drawn on a napkin three years ago and be a dream to being a reality, it’s pretty amazing.” Scott Shaw is the housing rehab manager for Maine Seacoast Mission. When he looks at this construction zone in Milbridge, he sees the start of a new life for a veteran.… Continue reading From Massachusetts to Milbridge: Collaboration Helps Secure Home for Veteran

Can You Dig It?

More excitement at the Tiny House site!  The well was drilled on Tuesday November 5th!  Emera showed up to discuss the power connections as well! We’re moving forward and happy with the project’s progress. A huge thank you to Shannon Well Drilling for their hard work today! Stay tuned for more exciting progress updates as… Continue reading Can You Dig It?

Plumbing Installation

Several Assabet Valley Tech students have been hard at work on the Tiny House’s Plumbing. They have been working for hte better part of a week on the home’s plumbing. Two sinks, a shower, and toilet have been installed in the home. Our students are ready to move on to the next phase of construction.… Continue reading Plumbing Installation

Press Conference Pics

Below are a few pictures from our press conference in Marlborough MA. We appreciate all who took the time to attend, speak, and prepare for the event. We had several news stations in attendance and were proud to honor the work that our Assabet Valley students have done. This project would not be possible without… Continue reading Press Conference Pics

All Systems Are A Go!

Our Tiny House officially has a septic system as of yesterday! American Concrete donated the septic take and John Goodwin has done all the grounds work. Additionally County Concrete donated all of the materials (stone, gravel, etc.). A huge thank you to the sponsors listed above and to Scott Shaw of Maine Seacoast Mission for… Continue reading All Systems Are A Go!

Groundbreaking News

Milbridge ME- On Tuesday October 22, 2019, John Goodwin Jr. Construction, Southwest Harbor, ME started groundbreaking work on our Tiny House’s land in Milbridge. As seen below, a heavy equipment operator, and an employee with a chainsaw spent the day prepping the land that our Veteran will soon call home. The tiny home is currently… Continue reading Groundbreaking News