May 26

Our first steel purchase

After much discussion, our core structure will consist of

(15) 3×2 11 gauge 20′ sticks (7) 2×1 14 gauge 20′ sticks

Today we visited our favorite steel shop, USA Metals of Oakland to make the purchase.

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May 17

G & U #1 Dimensions

Greg and I have been discussing this off and on for months. Now it is time to make some decisions and get to work. Below are a few design decisions with brief discussion points.

1) The house is broken up into four main areas:

A) The living space (158 x 84 x 96) B) Kitchen …

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Apr 22

An excellent week of education

I am taking two tiny home building classes at Laney College. CARP 221 – Advanced Elements of Construction is taught on Thursday by Matthew Wolpe. CARP 228 – Digital Fabrication is taught on Friday by Marisha Farnsworth.

We are building two houses for The City of Oakland to help with the chronic homeless problem. …

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Apr 17

Preparing for UnScruz

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Feb 20

The Wedge – Laney College

I have been part of building The Wedge at Laney College since the begging of 2016. Here are a couple of videos about it.

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Jan 21

Women’s March

Today we marched for women’s rights which are human rights. We started in Albany at 8am and ended just before midnight in San Francisco. We are stronger together!

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Jan 16

Bonfire on the beach in January

Kevin invited us out for another gathering. Good Times™ were had by all.

And once again, Ivan has produced some amazing photos for us to enjoy.

PS: Happy Birthday Sheri!

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Dec 10

Polishing challenges

80 grit With water and without With degreaser and without With and without Jasco Premium Pain Remover

The question is… what is the right mix? Am I even doing this right? It doesn’t look like all the paint is gone. The floor is definitely cleaner… but is that enough?

How clean is clean enough?

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Nov 14

Bonfire on Marin

Kevin and Wendy invited friends out for a bonfire on the beach in Point Reyes. Joy.

Bellow are some choice pictures by Ivan.

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Oct 24

Get paid to build your own home

The idea

Pay people to work on their own home.

How it works

Everyone who works on homes for Building Sound Community starts off getting paid a living wage of $20/hour. After 6 months of full-time work or 900 hours (40 x 4 x 6 – wellness leave = 900), all workers receive a …

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