Weekly Micro Home Updates

April 16-20, 2018

Site work has started! On Tuesday, we are expecting some loud hammering that may last through the end of the week as progress on the village gets underway.

April 9-13, 2018

Building committee meeting. We reviewed the most recent quote for site work and listed exclusions and contacted subcontractors in those professions to see what a good ballpark figure would be for that type of work.
Discussed billing and communication and tax write offs.
Bell, Inc. will be bringing in equipment on Monday and scrape topsoil just after to prep site for accepting dirt.
Spent rest of day Friday connecting with NES, Piedmont Gas, Port-o-John and creating introduction email with all sub contact info.

April 2-6, 2018
Reviewed a new bid for site work.

March 26-30, 2018
Meeting to discuss $ and volunteers for the micro home village.
Series of phone calls and emails regarding the quote for site work, its validity, and finding referrals for more quotes.

March 19-23, 2018

Printed copies of our quote the budget prepared last year in order to review and compare numbers. We discussed ways to lower the quote including material donations and grants.

March 12-16, 2018

Organizing next weeks Building Committee Meeting. We will be reviewing a site work quote from a company that would take us up to pad ready for the micro home units. As well as talking funding and catching up in general.
Followed up on conversations I have  been having throughout the week regarding the site work quote for GUMC.

March 5-9, 2018

Scheduled HVAC and Electrician for 10am on Monday of next week to come to GUMC and inspect before we start the kitchen renovation.
Set up next Building Committee Meeting. Expecting a site work quote worked up soon. We would be starting work very quickly after approval.

February 26 – March 2, 2018

Working to get top soil scraped and dirt moved. Looks like we could be going sooner than we had hoped. Yay!

February 19-23, 2018
Talking with three subs about moving dirt from site.
Create organizational chart for GUMC kitchen update.
Connected with Kitchen appliance repair company, they do all the things we need, yay! As soon as Ryan has things moved over they will come get all equipment working and kitchen us ready for inspection.

February 12-16, 2018

Community meeting, 6pm, GUMC
Met outside of Tuscaloosa at Auburn’s Rural Studio to learn their practices in creating affordable and sustainable housing. Made contact with banker who is charging minimal closing costs to get a 15 year mortgage on a $20 home down to $108 per month!!

February 5-9, 2018
Got another site where we can get dirt that’s closer to road and there is paved/gravel entrance. The dirt movers think that if we can get 4-5 dry days the dirt could be dry enough to move. Will need moving days to be dry as well.
Subcontractors are meeting on site with engineers on Monday 2/12 to clarify information.

February 2, 2018
On-site meeting with dirt movers and dirt donator. Both parties are worried about tracking dirt off of job sites, compaction rates and completing the job in one go.  Confirming compaction of dirt requires a geotech and if dirt is wet or frozen it will not compact and we may load for two days and wait for two weeks to get compaction needed. Waiting for quotes. Delivery would be not be until May assuming the weather permits at that time.