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Date registered: February 25, 2015

Latest posts

  1. Huffington Post — May 13, 2014
  2. Last days at American Steel Studios — April 24, 2014
  3. New Paint Sprayer — February 25, 2014
  4. We Have Storage — February 14, 2014
  5. Building a Library — January 25, 2014

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May 13

Huffington Post

Looks like the project is getting some real traction. Greg has 5,000+ friend requests on Facebook, 6,000+ emails and now the Huffington Post has a lengthy spread on his work. This is perfect timing. Hopefully someone will come through with a new location for us to build.


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Apr 24

Last days at American Steel Studios

Andee comes from Minnesota to build homeless homes (and escape the snow). Let’s break some glass. Get back on the horse Bella. We decide to start two new frames. Shaun from Free Space in San Francisco comes with his gloves and dives right into the work. Greg came up with a cool new entry technique. …

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Feb 25

New Paint Sprayer

We took our nifty new paint sprayer for a run today. Hanna, Luna and Iyad all stopped by to review past work, lend a hand and offer plenty of free advice 😉 Now if we can just learn to keep the nozzle vertical at all times so we don’t clog it. Practice…


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Feb 14

We Have Storage

We have now moved to American Steel and we have started collecting supplies for new homes. Additionally, we have a handy-dandy new pain sprayer. Woot!


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Jan 25

Building a Library

I joined Jeff, Kelley, Karen and Margaret today down at the Bulb. We want to rebuild the library that was destroyed by fire and neglect. The site of the new library is rather level and free of debris. We spent a half hour clearing the area and another bit leveling to floor. The view from …

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Jan 25

Fear of the Homeless

Utah Decreases Homelessness by 78%! As Yoda might put it, awesome this does sound. Kudos to Utah for providing this option! Most of you don’t know that a billion years ago, I was “concrete camping” (my euphemism for homeless) in the streets, parks and squats of SF, Berkeley, Oakland and Santa Cruz. This did not …

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Jan 25

Moving to American Steel Studios

I have just negotiated with Sally to move our storage to American Steel Studios at 1960 Mandela Parkway Oakland, CA 94607. We will take the space currently occupied by the UNAVERZ sound truck. The bay is 20’x20′ and costs us $200/month. We plan to store supplies in that bay and then periodically hold a workshop …

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Jan 21

Roni’s New Boat House

Kelly Jewett sits on the porch of a tiny home built by Gregory Kloehn and his crew… Delivered by Ulan McKnight with a little help from the UNAVERZ. This tiny house has become the home of Roni and they now reside at the Albany Bulb.


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Jan 17

Boat House: Moving Day

Today saw a lot of excitement. Nick, Sharifa and I helped Greg put some touches on Kelly’s pad but most of the day was spent on the Boat House. Kelly’s House Over 50 people currently live on the Albany Bulb. One of them will be the recipient of the Boat House. For tonight, it will …

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Jan 16

Do you know what a piano is?

Do you know what a piano is? Yeah? Well this ain’t one. – Greg’s friend Greg added a few frills to Kelly’s home last night. I especially like the recycled tempered glass shelves from an old refrigerator. Rather than push to finish Kelly’s new digs today, we focused our energy on building the home we …

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