Stepping Stones Girls Group, also known as the Red Tent Moon Goddesses, spent their daylong building tiny homes for homeless folks.
Every season, each Stepping Stones group has a daylong adventure. This girls group decided to spend theirs giving back to their community at NIMBY, a DIY studio space in Oakland. The girls joined Oakland based artist Greg Kloehn at NIMBY to build mini homes for the homeless. "There are no mistakes" was the day's mantra, as the girls and their leaders drilled, sawed, cut, swept, floored, fitted, cleaned and painted. By the end of the day, two homes were nearly completed with another in the beginning stages!
The girls stepped into an ongoing project that’s created dozens of mini-homes over the last several years for homeless folks in the Bay Area...
The goal of the Homeless Homes Project is to bring together imaginative people and discarded material to make sturdy, innovative, mobile shelters for the homeless people. By sourcing materials from illegal street dumping, commercial waste, and excess household items, Greg strives to diminish money’s influence over the building process.
The girls were beyond inspired by being welcomed into Nimby and the Homeless Homes Project, and use their time to have fun, be creative, work together, and contribute to something meaningful. Thank you Red Tent Moon Goddesses for being willing, and thank you Greg for hosting Stepping Stones!
You can find more information on this project over at Greg’s website. You also can watch a really fantastic video made by David Zlutnick for MSNBC here: “Turning Trash into Incredible Tiny Homes”. Check out NIMBY, a do-it-yourself (DIY), maker, hacker, and industrial art space that provides artists, craftspeople and the average Joe a place to create and innovate in a collaborative environment.