The Beginning of Something Bigger

Written by Fall 2019 intern, Kate Weigel. It’s the beginning of our 5 months of internship in Moab and we’ve been laying the foundation for both the houses we’re building and the home we are making together in our communal living arrangement. Every day we are figuring out together what our new normal is; forming…

The End Is In Sight

Written by Spring 2019 intern, Zoe. We have less than a month to go the excitement grows with each finishing detail, so does the pressure of the looming deadline. Each feeling fueling our motivation to work hard and soak up our last bit of time here at Community Rebuilds. The homes are coming along fabulously…

Today

Written by Spring 2019 intern, Noah. Tuesday April 30 is the start of our last two months here at community rebuilds. Some of us will linger in town and try to make a life here, while others will head out to new and or familiar places. But before we focus on all that, let’s come…

Construction

Written by Spring 2019 Intern, Morgan Things I have learned while building homes with Community Rebuilds: a) it depends b the sign of a good builder is making a mistake look like it’s supposed to be there c) things that interfere with the task, are the task d) it depends (credit to Melissa, Alex, and…

Oatmeal

Written by Spring 2019 intern, Fran. Every morning I wake up at 6:20 and go downstairs at 6:30. By the time I’m up, Carson, Morgan, and Nicole are already sitting in the kitchen. I make oatmeal in my favorite pot with bananas, cinnamon, walnuts, and flax seeds, and use Morgan’s leftover coffee grounds to refill…

Alumni Spotlight – Paul Dodson

Paul Dodson is a Spring 2016 alum who recently returned to his hometown of Lancaster, PA after finishing school in Boston. Lancaster has one of the inner-city highest poverty rates relative to it’s metro area in the country. Drawing inspiration from CR, Habitat for Humanity, and his studies, Paul is founding an affordable housing social…

Hurrah for Peas!

Written by Spring 2019 intern, Lucas.

There is no time in life for spring without fresh peas, I
say. The thought occurred to me last spring, when I had fresh peas, but too
few. So, arriving in Moab, I was determined to start a garden in the new
bunkhouse yard The first order of business…

Perspective

By the age of 21, I was living in New York City among 8 million others. I had an apartment, two roommates, and an entire career
ahead of me.

Moving

Written by Spring 2019 intern, Carson.

An art form, if you will, that for someone with no traditional medium or means of expressing themselves, is perhaps the most laudable, I believe. From lifting stones and kneading dough to scampering across a wondrous sandstone landscape, all are supremely beautiful, when artfully done…

AIDAN, IN ACTION ON SITE!

Hey y’all here is one of several posts about… our Fall 2018 Build Team ! A mix of photos, Alumni/Intern spotlights, Natural Building. Check out our mud filled fun ! Safety first! Aidan has unplugged the pneumatic staple gun before getting it un-stuck from the bale wall. (WEST) AIDAN         –      …