Habitat for Humanity, Millstone Basin Area

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Weekend Build Update -- Nov 25

Here's a weekend update from Mike Strada, our building chairman:

- The back half of the house has all it's sheathing on. One side of the roof is completely papered, the other side is half papered. The rough capping was also installed for this portion of the roof.
- The roof over the Master Bedroom now has sheathing.
- The inside was checked for sheetrock nailers and we think we got most of them for the walls.
- Up next: finish beams over the kitchen and living room to prepare for trusses.

See Pictures.

Monday, November 27, 2006

The Moss house is under way!

This post is a wee bit late, but better late than never, as they say.

Contstruction on the Moss house began in October. Here are some early pictures from the first couple of build days.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Queenship of Mary Church Charette

Queenship of Mary Church (Plainsboro, NJ) held a charette in early fall to cull from its members ideas for our 8th project. What a great way to get the community involved in the Habitat process!

Forty parishioners spent an afternoon of brainstorming and sharing ideas about what they would like to see in the "perfect" house. QOM's architects incorporated some of the ideas generated into a preliminary plan for our next house. The result is a fresh twist on Habitat's tried and true bungalow-style homes.

Much thought was put into the location of the sun at different times of the day, floor plan layout, storage space, yard orientation as well as the aesthetics of the structure. And, plans are under
way to make this home as "green" as possible!

Queenship of Mary Church (Plainsboro, NJ) is the sponsor for our 8th home build in East Windsor, New Jersey. Established in October 1982, Queenship is getting ready to mark its 25th Anniversary. To celebrate, they've pledged money, team leaders, volunteers, and prayers to help Habitat MBA build a decent, affordable home for our next family in need.