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Women Who Build-Artists Who Own: A Tiny House Build in NYC

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BENEFITING: Rpga Studio Inc

ORGANIZER: Rpga Studio Inc

EVENT DATE: May 06, 2017

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Hey guys, my name is Darius Richards and I intern for RPGA studio and this is my first time being apart of an impactful group. I am a coordinator of the documentation and this group plan on capturing amazing footage and pictures of the build process and inspire people through this event. The Tiny House Build project is an empowering group for women and artist everywhere. I'm personally interested in this group because it would help me enhance my skills set in photography and cinematography, and learn how making a Tiny House for my future goals. 


Rpga Studio Inc wrote -

Women Who Build - Artists Who Own is about empowering women and girls to work together and learn to build!

We are raising money to help fund the costs of materials including:

- trailer $5,000

- frame & flooring $5,000

- plumbing & electrical $3,000

- roofing & windows $2,000

Volunteer and Executive Director Yvonne Shortt is raising $10,000 while fellow volunteers and participants will raise the additional $5,000.


On Saturday morning, May 6th 2017 we'll be hosting a 5K for $5K in Forest Park, Queens - accessible via the E/F lines. Please consider donating to the cause, signing-up to walk/run with us, or choosing to join our campaign and committing to raising $100!


More info about the project (+link):

Participants gain confidence in using power tools, expand their networks, and learn how to build. After the tiny house is built, it will travel the 5 boroughs with participants in the project discussing innovative strategies people are taking to deal with higher rent/workspace costs, lower wages, and community empowerment. From October until May women are volunteering and sharing their skills to help raise funding for the project, make sure other like-minded women know about the project, and gain the vital construction skills necessary to ensure the success of the project.

Building starts on May 29, 2017 and follows the schedule below:

Week 1: Subfloor framing and sheathing (alone)

Week 2: Wall framing and sheathing, doors and windows, exterior siding

Week 3: Roofing, electrical and plumbing

Week 4: Interior siding, trim

Week 5: Flooring, end electrical


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The Team: $16,360 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Yvonne M. Shortt

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59% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Tessa Kennedy

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100% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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Mayuko Fujino

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114% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Clara-Marie West

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1000% Raised of$100 Goal

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Jason Harris

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88% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Barbara Poolin

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720% Raised of$100 Goal

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Jason Miller

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72% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Kelly Chan

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