The Common Good

We are a group of students in designBridge building a mobile tool shop for the grassroots production, repair and maintenance of housing, personal item and wares for houseless folks in Eugene, Oregon.

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Some more ribbon cutting photos!

photo credit: Andrew Heben (

Well we had quite the week preparing for our ribbon cutting - had to use the worklights in the trailer on a couple occasions - but we are done! We had a wonderful celebration on Saturday, with a very popular bike clinic and lots of pizza!

more photos to come! from olgherkebastard!

Hey Everyone! We are having a ribbon cutting celebration this Saturday, the 13th at 1pm!

  • free bike repair clinic
  • OVE hut maintenance
  • food and drink
  • discussion of project process, and product details

all happening out of our favorite new addition to the Eugene physical landscape: The Common Good Mobile Workshop!

Come by, check it out, lend your skills on some tools to help fix up some OVE huts for winter, eat food and be merry!

Here are some more of our construction process photos

make sure to check us out on facebook too!

Here are some more construction photos - got about half of our siding up this weekend - and more to come with this sweet weather!

Hey folks, sorry for not sharing any progress recently, but here’s some of the stuff we’ve been up to! the trailer will be clad soon!

Here’s What Austin’s Newest Housing For the Chronically Homeless Looks Like

More photos from our presentation at the OVE grand opening last Saturday the 5th. We were asking folks to imagine how this tube-steel trailer frame could be transformed into a learning space for production and maintenance of village resident needs.

We met a lot of great new folks who gave us valuable feedback and advice. We will be going out to the village council meeting this evening to discuss specifics.

Thought folks might find this interesting. Seems like the US could use some new building codes/incentives for projects that aid the property-less with mobile infrastructure that temporarily resides on public property.

We had a wonderful and insightful time at the Opportunity Village Eugene Grand Opening this last Saturday. It was great to see so many Eugenians come out in support of this wonderful new endeavor (the weather helped). We placed our trailer frame on the spot of ground it will occupy when we finish, and invited residents and event guests to imagine the role of this make station in the village.

To learn more about Opportunity Village, our client, check out their website, and some of the media coverage of the October 5th event:

[more photos coming]

In addition to NOT updating our blog, The Common Good Team has been hard at work drafting details on these warm summer nights. We’ve picked up two more team members, Collin and Cem, and together, we should be finishing up a design that we will start building in the next month or two. Design iterations to come!

On the 14th of July, the team spent a warm afternoon pasting our schematic ideas to our frame. The 1:1 design process was the perfect media for testing and comparing the different designs that we all had. Detailing yet to come, but our designs focused on how different spaces might be used for  different projects over time, for different projects by different stakeholders.