by maineseacoast | Oct 24, 2019 | Downeast Campus, Housing Rehabilitation, Maine Seacoast Mission, 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. A heavy equipment operator, and an employee with a chainsaw spent the day prepping the land our Veteran will soon call home.
Our next phase will involve a septic system and concrete crew. If you’d like to become one of our sponsors please contact Bobbi Ann Harris at 664-2424.
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by maineseacoast | Oct 18, 2019 | Downeast Campus, Maine Seacoast Mission, News
OCTOBER 18, 2019 BY SUE
Tiny Home, Big Dream
Marlborough, MA – On October 7th, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School hosted a press conference for our Tiny House Project. Representatives from each of the project’s partners, C.F. Adams, Maine Seacoast Mission, and Downeast Community Partners, were in attendance. Also, several local news stations attended and reported on this great community project.
The press conference was held to acknowledge the Assabet students for the work they have accomplished and are continuing to do on the tiny house, as well as provide a project update. Scott Shaw, with Maine Seacoast Mission, spoke about how the project’s partnerships were formed, how the project became a reality, and how much has been learned along the way. The tiny house idea started out on a napkin a couple of years ago, and it’s nearing completion. The target delivery date is Veterans Day.
by maineseacoast | Oct 15, 2019 | Downeast Campus, Housing Rehabilitation, Maine Seacoast Mission, News
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.
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by maineseacoast | Jul 24, 2019 | Housing Rehabilitation, Maine Seacoast Mission, News
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.
by maineseacoast | Jun 28, 2019 | Downeast Campus, Housing Rehabilitation, Maine Seacoast Mission, News
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Tiny house built for homeless veteran
June 26, 2019 by Maxwell Hauptman on News, News-More Headlines
CHERRYFIELD — Downeast Community Partners, along with the Maine Seacoast Mission, the CF Adams Foundation and a Massachusetts high school, recently announced the construction of a tiny house for a formerly homeless Washington County military veteran.
DCP and the Maine Seacoast Mission had previously worked together and with other volunteers weatherizing and rehabilitating rural houses. That’s where they connected with students from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough, Mass.
“We have a program here called Learn and Serve where we take students out to do community service, that’s how we got connected with Seacoast Mission about seven or eight years ago,” said Bill Italiano, lead carpentry teacher at the high school. “We were working on someone else’s place and it was in pretty rough shape, so kind of off the cuff I said I should build a new house in my shop. And now about three or four years later it’s coming to fruition.”