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Our Li'l Red House/ Pueblo House

Thank you to Loretta Sword for covering our story and helping make our next journey a success.   We’re in the process of taking an 100 year old house and turning it into a Music & Art Center for the kids, big and small!

It’s been 18 months of hard work, dedication, perseverance and stretching dollars.   The original Li’l Red House is now 95% completed and ready to greet the kids and show them life can be about fun and creativity too.  We’re always looking for volunteers, music, art, clerical and labor.  Be part of a team who believes the programs schools are cutting are perhaps the most important.   Thank you to everyone and every company who helped make this first house possible.

Please come visit us and have a tour!

Check out the Chieftain articles here:

Article #1 :  Pueblo House & Occupy the Roads

Article #2 : Li’l Stone House and Music/Art Center

The houses will not only have creative venues but will encourage healthy eating and cooking classes.  Our garden will be used to help educated the neighbors and anyone who wishes to learn about food, enjoy fresh produce and educate kids on the benefit of eating healthy.  We have chefs willing to teach once we’re ready.

Occupying the li’l red house

July 16th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in El Pueblo Unido | Pueblo | Pueblo House - (Comments Off on Occupying the li’l red house)
a team brings it together.

We’re getting closer to the goal of occupying the Li’l Red House.  A team of drywallers are working diligently on the ceiling and walls to make sure we have a professional looking job.  Unfortunately the ceiling had to be taken down and redone, but now the work is done and soon we’re going to have textured ceilings and nice smooth walls.  The Glen Burke library will be completed as a tribute to the wonderful Glen Burke who was instrumental in making this happen.  Soon the floors will be put down and li’l red will be “occupied”.  Thanks to Mona and Ed for finding our workers and making it happen.

 

tree hugging hippie dude!

Had a knock on the “V” around 9:30 and opened the door to two officers asking about “activity” going on in the alley.  I told them the only activity I see is me taking Kayla for a doggie walk before bed.  It’s been relatively quiet, or I’m a very heavy sleeper.  Lots of questions were asked and normally I wouldn’t feel a need to answer them, but I liked these two guys and I want to think they get what we’re doing.  They mentioned having a meeting with Luis Velez (Chief of Police) about doing some work together, especially with the kids. The more we support one another the better off we’ll be.  We should try to figure out what the needs of the community are, or what needs to be done and work on it together.  There’s no doubt we’re in an area that needs something.  But we think it’s something different, something around music, art and things that make everyone feel they’re a part of the community.  We also think it should be engaging and inclusive of the (more…)

Pueblo House got a new DO!

September 19th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in El Pueblo Unido | Pueblo | Pueblo House - (Comments Off on Pueblo House got a new DO!)
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Finally our “little red house” got a much needed roof over the past two days.  Cornerstone roofing (owned by Rory Huskins) did an excellent job and the workers (Edgar, Lalo, Jose, Flavio and Edwiges) prompt, worked hard and cleaned up amazingly well.

Work began early Monday morning, September 17, and the job was finished late in the afternoon of the next day. (more…)

Work being done on “Pueblo House”

August 15th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in El Pueblo Unido | Pueblo - (Comments Off on Work being done on “Pueblo House”)
The gang is here

Tino and volunteers were busy working on the house while I was away being occupied by other things. Big thanks to David and Brandi for coming all the way from Fort Collins to help with the house and yard sale.

All our local volunteers were very hands on: Anne C, Anne B, Cheryl M, Don P., Glen B, Dr’s Pam & Gary P, Charles & Georgine B., Josh & Skiv and anyone I might have missed for helping with the yard sales and house reno’s. We could not have done all of this without you.  (more…)

It took a village….. but then the Chieftan covered us!

August 10th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in El Pueblo Unido | Pueblo - (Comments Off on It took a village….. but then the Chieftan covered us!)
Pueblo's little red house

Loretta, who writes for the Pueblo Chieftan newspaper, came out yesterday to interview both Tino and I about the “little red house” known as “Pueblo House”. This little gem was recently donated to us. Much work is still to be done and funds are sparse. We hope this will bring us much needed donations so we can continue to improve this gem. (more…)

Pueblo House Huge Event – Aug 13th

August 7th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in El Pueblo Unido | Pueblo - (Comments Off on Pueblo House Huge Event – Aug 13th)
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Bring and donate your stuff to our yard sale (scheduled for Aug. 17th + 18th) with all proceeds going to help the renovations costs for this “Pueblo House”. We are a non-profit, reaching out to the community to help make this project successful. We need a new roof, wiring and plumbing. We’re asking the community to pitch in. The yard sale is going to bring in much needed funding. All donations welcome and can be dropped off at the house any day prior to the event. Call us if you need us to pick something up and we’ll try to arrange it. (more…)

The “Little Red House” is now home to OTR for a while

August 6th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in El Pueblo Unido | Pueblo - (Comments Off on The “Little Red House” is now home to OTR for a while)
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Anyone and everyone is welcome to come to Pueblo to help work on the “little red house”. We managed to get this little piece of history in a very cool spot next to a community garden. Since arriving end of July there’s been an outpouring of help and offers to make this little house into something very special. (more…)

Occupying a small part of history in Pueblo, CO

July 26th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in El Pueblo Unido | Pueblo - (Comments Off on Occupying a small part of history in Pueblo, CO)
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After arriving on Monday it’s been a whirlwind of excitement and a pouring out of offers to help renovate this little red house which was donated recently. We would like to thank Mark Carlos for giving us this house and an opportunity to show the community what we’re about. Pueblo, CO will be South Colorado Hub (SOCO) for Occupy. Since posting the information we’re happy to report that the community has come together in a great way to ensure we have the necessary tools to get the job done. (more…)