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 $5/hour …

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Oct 08

Accessory Dwelling Units

California has eased restrictions on what they are calling ‘Accessory Dwelling Units’. These houses are on the same lot as an existing house and will not be subjected to the same regulations. Specifically, they don’t require their own plumbing and do not have to pay some of the additional connections fees for city services of …

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Sep 19

We begin our build

Greg and I have been talking about what we want to build for months. Today we bought our first trailer. I sent out a call to over 100 advocates to see who wanted to help us with our project. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. As we were leaving Santa Rosa we passed a camper …

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Sep 19

Colfax House – 2014

Dickie Poeske from The Lost Tea Party was the lead builder for a house up in Colfax. He spent a bunch of time talking to me about the 10 year journey. Toni Martin sent me some recent photos she took of the property. I figured I would share them here. I love working with such …

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Sep 17

Trailer research

We are looking for a trailer for our first Tiny Home. We have decided on a 7×14′ dual axle model. Below are some links to websites that offer something close. California Tiny House trailer is $5,250 for the 18′. Tumbleweed trailer prices is $4,200 for the 16′ Tiny Home Builders offer a 16′ delivered for …

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Sep 12

Building Tiny Homes to address homelessness

It all started for me in early 2014, with an article I read about local artist Greg Kloehn. He was building micro shelters out of found and donated recycled materials and giving the shelters away to the homeless near his West Oakland studio. I knew instantly that I wanted to be involved and we began …

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Feb 09

Insulation and Tyvek

Today we finished installing the 1″ insulation and began wrapping the house in Tyvek.

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