L-to-R: DCP Development Associate Megan R. Hayes, Bobbi Harris (DCP), Mission President John Zavodny, DCP Operations Manager Dale Basher, and Scott Shaw (Mission)
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, several sponsors, and many volunteers.
Partner organizations Downeast Community Partners (DCP) and Maine Seacoast Mission were already working together — with volunteers — through the Mission’s Housing Rehabilitation Program to make homes in Downeast Maine safe and warm through home repairs and home insulating.
Neither DCP nor the Mission had ever tackled a tiny house. But perhaps tiny houses could serve as a new way to provide safe, warm housing to the elderly, low-income individuals and families, and military Veterans?
Word reached Mission Housing Rehab Program Manager Scott Shaw that a Washington County disabled military Veteran named Ryan needed a place to live. Ryan’s situation was a perfect reason to build a tiny house.
Full story, videos, and photos at Downeast Maine Tiny House Project’s Blog.
CHERRYFIELD, ME — Winter in Maine changed the pace of the Downeast Maine Tiny House Project. While the pace slowed, it never stood still.
The Tiny House Project blog just posted an update with videos from the carpentry class at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School at work. In this video, Sophomore students are installing dry wall and final courses of roof shingles.
CHERRYFIELD, ME — Several Assabet Valley Tech students have been hard at work on the Tiny House’s Plumbing for the better part of a week. Two sinks, a shower, and toilet have been installed. Our students are ready to move on to the next phase of construction.
Read more on the Downeast Maine Tiny House Project Blog.
Lessons in love: Assabet Valley Tech students build tiny house for homeless veteran
By Zane Razzaq
Daily News staff
Posted Oct 7, 2019 at 5:48 PM
Since May, carpentry students at Assabet have been hard at work constructing the home under the instruction of lead carpentry teacher Bill Italiano. The project is a collaboration between Assabet, Downeast Community Partners, the Maine Seacoast Mission, and the C.F. Adams Foundation, which is funding the project.
Full story and photos
Visit the Downeast Maine Tiny House Project Blog
Marlborough, MA — Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School’s students have been working hard on the tiny home’s walls and cathedral ceiling.
The students spent about 25 hours working on this phase of carpentry. The walls were platform framed on the home’s floor. Then, exterior sheathing was applied and glued to the frame. Finally, the walls were stood up. A video of the students lifting two of the walls will be available for viewing soon!
Learn more about the Mission’s partnership in the Downeast Maine Tiny House Project, building a brand new house for a formerly homeless US military veteran with a disability.