Sokokis Pines, Tamworth

In late October-early November, the finishing touches were made on our latest house located at 253 Silver Pine Lane, in Tamworth. Unique to the house, as well as to MWV Habitat, was the decision to install solar energy and radiant floor heating. Once the road bans were lifted in early spring, radiant floor heating tubes were laid out and in April H. R. Hoyt Construction poured the concrete slab. Combining the many volunteers who were on site each Thursday with the labor and equipment provided by local contractors such as Alan Eastman (site clearance, excavation); H.R. Hoyt (foundation, trusses); Chris Martin & Paul Jean (roof construction); Mike Lyons (roofing); and construction materials provided by Chick Lumber, Lowes, Milford Flooring and Silver Lake Hardware brought it together.

The mantra ”neighbors helping neighbors” continued. “Neighbors” included Altrusa, MWV Kiwanis, N. Conway Rotary, Kennett Middle School Summer Camp, Memorial Hospital Primary personnel and the women who participated in Women Build Day in May. Integral to the home-owner process are the sweat equity hours put in by the family selected to be the new home owners.  The Shangraw family’s commitment to the 300 hours started at the former Grison Road, Madison site and continued with their home site in Tamworth.  Evan and Deni are very excited that their 1200 sq. ft. home was the first selected by MWV Habitat for solar energy and radiant floor heating as well as a Heat Recovery System. As Evan noted, “to have helped build my own environmentally friendly home is truly rewarding.”