It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to architect Jeri D.W. Spurling for gifting her services in designing the Downeast Maine Tiny House for a formerly homeless US military veteran with a disability. The Tiny House was placed on its foundation in Milbridge on August 3, 2020. Jeri Spurling was there to see it happen.
“Jeri Spurling lives in Maine. She reached out to me probably four or five years ago and offered her services to the Mission’s Housing Rehabilitation Program,” said Scott Shaw who directs the Housing Rehab Program. “We really didn’t need an architect at that point. I did mention the Tiny House idea and told Jeri if that project ever became a reality, we might need her services.”
With the Tiny House Project a go, Jeri was also a go. “She did a one-on-one meeting with the military veteran to find out his needs for the design of the home. She created all the 3D plans and everything else all pro bono,” said Scott.
Spurling Design is based in Islesford. It’s vision, Jeri’s vision, is “to make good architecture attainable for all, to make comfortable,delightful built environments that have meaning and serve the whole person: body, mind, and soul.”
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On the web:
Spurling Design – https://spurlingdesign.homestead.com
Downeast Maine Tiny House Project Blog – https://www.downeastmainetinyhouseproject.com