Thursday, August 11, 2011

Habitat - Brookings SD

We are enjoying the build with Habitat Care-A-Vanners here in Brookings, SD.  We arrived on Sunday, our RVset up at the Larson Mfg Co parking lot and met the other team members at our first meeting.
Our team members are Betty and Jim, Brenda and Jay (our team leaders) and Jon and Greta.

The build site is about four miles away.  The foundation and first floor decking was already in place.
This is the first time we have seen Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs).  These are the wall pieces.
They go up quickly and have an R-19 insulation factor.  Steven and Jon got the corner in place and braced it.
Then Jim measured out the rooms for the framing to begin.

We have a daily morning meeting with devotions and instructions.  Other volunteers have been providing lunch.  Lee arrived on Tuesday with big spread we thoroughly enjoyed.
Things have moved along quickly and yesterday (Wed) we finished putting up the rafters.

The weather has been good and the work has been fun for our first week here in Brookings.

Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!  Until next time...


  1. Looks like a good project. Any NOMADS project on your schedule?

  2. Welcome to the midwest - we are only about 135 miles away near Willmar, MN. Looks like a fun project to be working on and I'm sure the family getting the home will love it too.

  3. I've always wondered: is there any place for an unskilled volunteer in a HFH build?


  4. Glad to see you back in the swing again... I know you'll enjoy it!
    Have fun & Travel safe