‘Blitz build’ continues on Habitat house | VailDaily.com

‘Blitz build’ continues on Habitat house

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Kathy Heicher/Eagle Valley Enterprise The foundation of a home for the Bopp family is taking shape in Gypsum.

Editor’s note: The Vail Daily and the Eagle Valley Enterprise are providing regular updates on a home Habitat for Humanity is building on an accelerated schedule in Gypsum. GYPSUM – Not snow nor a week of sub-freezing temperatures can stop the “blitz”

That’s the Habitat for Humanity “blitz build” project at Buckhorn Valley in Gypsum that we’re referring to. Habitat for Humanity of Eagle and Lake Counties is partnering with Hermes Custom Homes and a variety of subcontractors to build a 1,193-square-foot house for the Bopp family of Edwards. Typically, a Habitat house takes nine month to build. This project is expected to be completed by February.

Last week, after a post-Thanksgiving snowstorm dumped about 14 inches of snow on the valley, workers had to do a lot of shoveling on the lot in order to get to the foundation work. Cement pouring for the footers took place in sub-zero temperatures on Dec. 1. On Dec. 7, the foundation was poured.This week, the Eagle County Commissioner agreed to direct $37,000 in housing funds that had been set aside for Habitat to the “blitz build” project.

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