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