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February 15 (Approximately) to June - Gate Guarding, TX or LA.

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September - NOMADS Annual Meeting, Branson, MO

Friday, September 24, 2010

Wesley Meadows

Hayesville,   NC

First - welcome today to blwebby who joined our blog yesterday.  Howdy!

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday our NOMADS group worked at a project of Hinton Rural Life Center.  Wesley Meadows is a community of homes being built by volunteers and the future home owners.  It is on the order of Habitat for Humanity but with a stricter set of guidelines for qualification.

Applicants need to have one solid year of current continuous employment.  They must meet a set credit score.   They must be able to show they can make the mortgage payments.    The current group of future homeowners consist of 6 families.    Each family must provdie 14 hours of labor each week.  No one can move into their home until every house is completed.  Then they all move in the sameday.  Currently one house is move in ready and another is just getting the foundation poured, the rest are in various stages in between.  Hinton feels this program not only builds houses but a community as well.

The houses are energy efficient.  Homeowners are guaranteed a payment for one year of no more that $28.00 a month for heating or air conditioning.   The homeowners can receive interest rates as low as 1%, depending on their income and credit score.   In addition, there is built into the contract a clause of up to 24 months grace period should they lose their job or become disabled before they face losing their homes.

Partically completed houses we are now working on.

Building a handicap ramp on an otherwise completed house.....

Installing doors on crawl spaces.   Before and after......

Three of the houses have full basements, three only crawl spaces.   Leonard and I built access doors for each of the crawl spaces.

And now our favorite time of the workday..... except, of course, quitting time.


Rick and Paulette said...

What a great project! The rules and regulations sound pretty reasonable too. You are both to be commended for doing this wonderful work to help those less fortunate.

Happytrails said...

What a wonderful project!! I know it must make you guys feel so good to know you are helping others.

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Margie M. said...

What a wonderful project to be involved in. You guys ROCK!

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

That is so neat I would like to do some of that when we hit the road.