Hey y’all here is one of several posts about… our Bunkhouse Build Team ! A mix of photos, Alumni/Intern spotlights, Natural Building. Check out our mud filled fun !



Here we have Reid using a circular saw to cut this 2×4 to the proper length. Checking saw depth, a foot on the wood and it stays safely in place. Check out the strength in this stance ! 


REID          –      AMERICORPS MEMBER        –   Question and Answer 


Q:  Where are you from ?

A:  I grew up in Northern Virginia


Q:  What do you hope to learn/ primary focuses for the Bunkhouse Build ?

A:  I dont have a precise goal of what to learn. More so I want to see start to finish construction. And more about Natural Building, Im here to observe and I’ll learn a lot of course.


Q:   Hobbies/ Moab specific activities you enjoy?

A:  I like hiking. Theres a lot of different landscapes to Moab. Just walking around and seeing it. Especially being from the East Coast. The forests here are different, the mountains and land forms. Red Rock is wild.


Q:  Favorite tool to use on site – embodied, power and/or hand tool(s) ?

A:  My favorite tool in general is a glazing tool I have from home, it is not at all something I use on this job site. Ive restored a lot windows and really love the process.


Q:  Most interesting, inspired and/ or favorite book you’ve read ?

A:  I really like the book I am currently reading that a friend gave me. It’s called ‘ At Home in the Heart of Appalachia ‘ by John O Brien. Its a book about West Virginia. A history of the State. How people perceive it and all the social impacts of the extraction industries.


Q:  What do you most enjoy doing on the build site ?

A:  Framing is really cool. I don’t have the most experience since I have usually worked with old buildings and finish work. My favorite projects have been the little creative pieces like making the arch doorway.


Q:  Any shout outs to people, places, things ?

A:  Well I am able to be here through Americorps, its a great program. Im so glad to have been in the AmeriCorps program the past two years.  Also shout out to West Virginia, I love and miss it there, its such a wonderful place.

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