We are hard at work renovating the duplex that will one day house the collective, but we need tools, supplies, and funding to hire professionals for the tricky stuff (electrical, roof repairs, etc). We’re doing everything we can on our own, but we need some help paying for the supplies! When the space is finished, we have dreams of a small library / computer area for the neighboring community to have access to, as well as workshop space in the basement for workshops and resource sharing, and community meeting space in our 2nd living room. Every dollar helps! Non monetary support in the form of borrowed or cheaply sold tools (from hammers and crowbars to drills and circular saws), extra hands to help us fix up the house, and any expertise/advice on home renovation are all welcome as well! Get in touch with us at brickandmortar@che.coop if you have any ideas or questions.


Here are some of the things we need for renovating the house!

Here are some of the things we need/want in order to live in the house and provide workshops, community meeting space, and our ideal collective living space 🙂

  • Tall Ladder (around 25ft to reach the roof & work on the gutters)
  • Circular Saw
  • Drills, drill bits
  • Screws, Nails
  • Drywall, Drywall Tape! Message us for thickness of drywall
  • Work Lights
  • Space Heaters (for winter work days)
  • Work Gloves
  • Windows! (Message us for sizes)
  • Insulation (Message us for type)
  • Replacement Respirator Cartridges
  • Funds to Rent Dumpsters
  • Tiles for the Bathroom and Kitchen
  • Glass Blocks for the Basement
  • Tuckpointing Expertise for our broken porches
  • Hardwod Floorboards orLaminate Flooring
  • Heavy Duty Trash Bags!!
  • Shelves for Organizing our Workspace while we Renovate!
  • Crates for organizing tools on the shelves
  • A better / 2nd mower
  • Face mask filters
  • Weed wacker
  • Pegboard for organizing our tools
  • Oven / Stove
  • Large Refrigerator
  • Books for the Library!
  • Storage Shelves for workshop area
  • Screenprinting Press (2-6 arm)
  • General Art Supplies for community events!
  • Cast iron pans/ skillets
  • spatulas
  • produce organizers
  • spice organizers
  • fridge organizers
  • Stove with working oven
  • Chest Freezer
  • Food Processor
  • Box Fans
  • Window fans
  • Space heaters
  • Kiln
  • A/C units
  • Lockable filing cabinet
  • Bike Locks
  • Bike Rack
  • Bike Maintenance Tools
  • Gardening Tools
  • Books!
  • Bookshelves
  • Paint
  • Paint brushes / rollers
  • Desktop Computer
  • Software for computer (Word, Excel, maybe Adobe Creative Suite in our dreams?)
  • Woodshop Hand Tools
  • Screenprinting Tools (squeegees, exposure unit, etc)
  • Kitchenware
  • Pots and pans
  • Bowls / plates
  • Vacuum
  • Shovels for snow
  • 2nd mower
  • Lamps
  • Twinkly lights 🙂
  • Weed wacker