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Joel Esquite's Fundraiser:

Women Who Build-Artists Who Own: A Tiny House Build in NYC

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BENEFITING: Rpga Studio Inc

ORGANIZER: Rpga Studio Inc

EVENT DATE: May 06, 2017

Joel Esquite



I joined this project because I want to expand my skill set. Generally I take pride in being able to make things with my hands. Customizing things and knowing how to make things gives me a sense of satisfaction because it shows me how something can be made from nothing. Additionally, I beilive a tiny house is a great alternative to traditional definitions of owning property. Ulitimately, I believe in this project and look forward to having a learning experience building a tiny house!


Rpga Studio Inc wrote -


Women Who Build - Artists Who Own is about empowering women and girls to work together and learn to build!

We are raising money to help fund the costs of materials including:

- trailer $5,000

- frame & flooring $5,000

- plumbing & electrical $3,000

- roofing & windows $2,000

RPGA Studio is raising $10,000 but seeking an additional $5,000 to cover the above costs. 


More info about the project:

Participants gain confidence in using power tools, expand their networks, and learn how to build. After the tiny house is built, it will travel the 5 boroughs with participants in the project discussing innovative strategies people are taking to deal with higher rent/workspace costs, lower wages,  and community empowerment. From October until May women are volunteering and sharing their skills to help raise funding for the project, make sure other like-minded women know about the project, and gain the vital construction skills necessary to ensure the success of the project.

Building starts on May 29, 2017 and follows 

Week 1: Subfloor framing and sheathing (alone)

Week 2: Wall framing and sheathing, doors and windows, exterior siding

Week 3: Roofing, electrical and plumbing

Week 4: Interior siding, trim

Week 5: Flooring, end electrical


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