The village is up and running with the first dozen residents moved in. Village residents, generous volunteers, and skilled builders have worked together to build seven dwellings so far (5 bungalows and 2 conestogas). Some initial villagers are still in tents until the next few can get built. There was also a front office built at the gate that is currently being staffed and managed by residents and volunteers. A 20'x20' covered area has been erected to accommodate initial shared meals and village meetings. To finish phase 1 of the plan, seven more dwellings will soon be built or moved to the village along with a food storage pantry that will eventually evolve into a full functioning indoor/outdoor kitchen.
See more photos of the first Big Build at Opportunity Village. In just 8 hours, we built 5 micro-homes, 10 raised garden beds, and dug a 200 ft. trench at 2 ft. deep to run our water line.
Friday, September 6, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
"Opportunity Village: for and by the homeless"