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
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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
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?
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