“Move-In” Day at the YSA Tiny House Village

Posted by on Jan 13, 2021 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

YSA Tiny House Build Days - volunteer with hammer sets another nail.

The residents will move in this week, but work continues on the weekends, as a few tiny houses are still unfinished and other projects continue.  Click HERE for the latest photos.

This Saturday and Sunday, we will need volunteers at our Village site at 633 Hegenberger Road in Oakland. The builds will start around 9:30 am and will last until around 4:00 pm. Please let me know if you are planning to join either day!

Calling all skilled and/or experienced volunteers!!! As we move through the final stages of finishing up the Village and getting it completely ready for the full and final move-in, we are especially in need of volunteers who can help with skilled tasks such as roofing, floor installation, and finishing up house interiors (ie., caulking, painting, etc.). If any of this is up your alley, please consider coming out! We would really appreciate the help.

Bernie Sanders joins YSA volunteers in the newly furnished kitchen yurt!

Bernie Sanders joins YSA volunteers in the newly furnished kitchen yurt!

Kehilla members Alex Madonik and Terry McGlynn joined our build leader Nikee Borden to put some finishing touches on two of the 26 Tiny Houses at the nearly-complete Youth Spirit Artworks Tiny House Village adjacent to the Oakland Coliseum.  Sunday, January 10th was overcast, but the bright colors and rapid progress visible all around the Village warmed the hearts of several volunteer groups at work that day.  The two houses “adopted” by the Kehilla team just need mattresses for their Murphy beds and electricity from PG&E and they will be ready for their first young occupants.  The Village will also provide communal shower and bathroom trailors, kitchen yurts, bicycle storage, and 24/7 onsite staff to insure security and provide needed social services.

Enjoy Alex’s photo gallery, and contact YSA if you’d like to help complete the Village – volunteers are needed Wednesdays and weekends.

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