Tag Archive: Habitat for Humanity

Let the Tiling Begin!

Once we’d finished shingling the 4th roof we were asked to move to tiling so that trim work could begin as soon as the sheetrock crews were finished. Tiling happens to be my… Continue reading

January at Mesilla Valley Habitat: Sheetrock and Shingles and Blocking and Baking.

Our return to build at Mesilla Valley Habitat coincided with quite a bit of shingling needing to be done – not to mention a whole lotta sheetrock. When we’d come down over Thanksgiving… Continue reading

A Las Cruces Recess

Seeing as the Santa Fe Habitat construction site would be closed for Thanksgiving break, I decided to use a couple of my vacation days for Tuesday and Wednesday to build with Mesilla Valley… Continue reading

Meanwhile, Elsewhere on the Job Site…

… we were also doing work on Sylvia and Aron’s house – and finishing up the last few things on Carolina’s house during the months of October, November, and December while we were… Continue reading

Building Carla and Amber’s Houses: Layout to Dry In

Starting in October we began framing the first of two houses, Carla’s first and Amber’s second. When we left for Christmas break, Carla’s house had been dried in – meaning sealed from the… Continue reading

New Skills and New Tasks: Concrete Finishing and Welding

As I mentioned in my introductory post about my Americorps service with Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity, one of the things that interested me about working with this particular affiliate was the opportunity… Continue reading

Adobe Wall Building: A Group Activity

Building with adobe is a tradition in northern New Mexico dating back thousands of years; construction with adobe in brick form as introduced by the Spanish has a lengthy history here too. Composed… Continue reading

Green Building and Solar Panel Installation at Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity

Santa Fe Habitat pretty firmly believes in environmental responsibility, ranging from proper material disposal, watershed protection, and recycling of just about everything (even bent nails!) to building the most energy-efficient house possible. Under… Continue reading

Americorps Service with Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity

As I mentioned a couple posts back, we came to Santa Fe in order to work with the Habitat for Humanity affiliate here. More specifically, for me to serve an 11 month term… Continue reading

(Almost) Finishing Norma’s House: Kootenai Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity, Part 2

I haven’t blogged in a month and have gotten a bit behind again: this post covers the first 2 weeks of July on our second build session in Libby, Montana. As I’m writing… Continue reading