Through Grief

The anticipation of moving to Moab with my partner Matt was thrilling. Packing up our life from living in a wonderful co-housing community of two years was a mixed bag of feelings. I was ready for change, challenge, adventure, and a marvelous desert landscape, but sad to leave the wonderful spirit family we created for…

Backpacking the Gulch

Over the fall break I backpacked Grand Gulch with Brittany, Jaz, Cai, Meesh, Em, and Joel. We entered through Todie Canyon and exited Bullet Canyon. In the car on the way back yesterday I began to write down snapshots from the trip, then we all brainstormed out loud. These are brief notes about our experience…

Jessica’s Home Success Story

Growing up in Moab, all I wanted to do was to leave as soon as I graduated high school. Moab was my normal and it wasn’t really that exciting. It was such a small town with soooo many rocks! Don’t get me wrong, I had a good childhood and came from a family that loves…

The Miller Family and Community Rebuilds: A Success Story

After living in Grand County for three years, my family and I made the official move to Moab in 2015. Now, it was a great challenge. We took weeks, actually months, trying to secure housing. Also, in making the move to Moab, I literally was starting over when it came to employment. My wife and…

Layers of Place

Moab can be a little hard on the eyes. My pupils dilate and strain under the pressure of the vivid blue sky, red rock, relentless sun. My body sweats, prickles, compresses and reshapes under the pressure of the heat. I am not evolved for this landscape, I am trying to adapt, I am a small…

Shade and Sweet Clay

These houses are coming to life, and challenging the living while we strive towards the  living building challenge. We now have a roof! Aka. SHADE, and crevasse to fill with clay! Big things are happening, and the stares from passersby give us fuel. Both houses now have roofs, together we carried the prefabricated trusses through…

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…