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City Council Members, Development Staff, NEST Board and Staff and Project Funders celebrate the completion of NEST’s first visitable Kinda Tiny House.
Help NEST kick-off our Kinda Tiny Houses Initiative with Kinda Tiny Bites, Live Music and Great Beer! Join us Sunday, September 25th from 3:00-7:00PM at Urban Artifact – Northside’s outstanding craft brewery. You’ll have a chance to view designs for NEST’s first Kinda Tiny Houses – undergoing rehab now on Fergus Street!
What is a Kinda Tiny House? While the “tiny house movement” has caught fire across the country, these 100-500 square foot, mostly rolling homes aren’t for everyone. NEST’s Kinda Tiny Houses will be “right-sized” at 600 – 1,000 square feet (and connected to sewer, water, gas and electricity). Suited to a range of audiences – baby boomers to millennials – they’ll fit buyers looking to downsize but stay in the neighborhood, or first-time home buyers targeting Northside on a budget. Built with a first floor bedroom and bathroom, each Kinda Tiny House also allows buyers the freedom to age in place while striving for full accessibility or, when infeasible given the existing home and site and budget constraints – maximum”visitability” – a measure of a place’s ease of access for people with disabilities.
NEST’s Kinda Tiny Houses will be rehabbed historic homes as well as some new-build structures, all providing an affordable, yet smaller option to buying/living in Northside. They will also help to ensure that our community maintains the economic diversity that makes Northside such a desirable place to live.
(Thanks to NEST board members Erin Prus and Bob Carbon for content.)
2016 C&D Drag Show Benefit
DRAG YOURSELF TO THE C&D! – SWING DAT HAMMER! and help NEST – Northsiders Engaged in Sustainable Transformation – build new affordable homes and rehabilitate Cincinnati’s greatest neighborhood! Big thanks to the C&D for hosting this annual in honor of owner Lou’s birthday and NEST!!!
Saturday ● 2/27/16
C&D Bar ● 1714 Hanfield
Show Starts at 10:30PM
C&D Drag Show Benefit 2016
Don’t miss the Northside Porch Tour, October 10th, 2015, from 6:00-9:00pm. NEST will be at Jergen’s Park for the festivities, so come join us and hear about current and future projects. We’ll have photos of some of the many impressive projects we’ve already completed in Northside – and previews of our next homes.
The Northside Community Council’s Porch Tour returns this year, 6-9 p.m. on October 10th, departing from Jergen’s Park, at the corner of Hamilton and Bruce avenues. Mark your calendars and plan on attending a neighborhood streetscape celebration unique only to Northside.
Thousands of luminaries will light the pathway along another new route including the full length of Haight Avenue, North and South Argyle, and portions of Hamilton Avenue.
Evanston Kinney, will greet your ears at Jergen’s Park; the Citizens on Patrol will be grilling hot dogs, and a neighborhood youth group will hold a bake sale. Two 20-person carriages will again tour the route, complete with an architectural interpretation of the houses and porches. Tickets are available at the event and are based on a sliding scale of $4 to $10 per ride, depending on the amount you personally would like to spend to support the event. The goal is to sell ample tickets to offset the cost of the carriages. Special thanks goes to the Northside Community Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation this year for offsetting the cost of the live music and over 1,000 luminaries being furnished without cost to every household along the tour route.
For more information or to volunteer for the event, contact Tim Jeckering or (513) 520-7112
Thursday, March 26th, 5:30pm-7:00pm
CNCURC/Northside NEST’s Open House(s):
4118 Lakeman Street and 1726 Hanfield
Come take a peak at our latest rehabs and learn more about our rebrand from CNCURC to NEST: Northsiders Engaged in Sustainable Transformation.
Here are a few interior shots of 1726 Hanfield.
Stop by to see more!
Interior of 1726 Hanfield – looking towards front door