Tiny house for a homeless man

$237 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 17 months

Hello, my name is Rob and my goal is to raise enough money to buy this broken down brick relic of a building and recover from homelessness.

About 12 years ago the mortgage industry, the banks and eventually the entire US real estate crash of 2005 forced me into bankruptcy.

The value of the three. rental properties I had purchased in 2004 for $750,000 , was in one month
reduced to 250,000.

I purchased them because a predatory lender Countrywide Morgage loaned me 105 percent of the money to buy them. 

I thought that was wierd because I had no job and no bank account and no credit cards. Apparently that didn't matter.

Everybody knows what happened to them. Bank of America eventually took over their debt and tried to auction off the home I paid 100,000 for that they ripped out from under me and couldn't get 25,000 for it. They ended up pushing it into the hole it was built over.

Along with that crash came a huge recession in central New Hampshire,. This led to all of my existing renters. losing jobs and the rents stopped coming in.

Needless to say even though I spent six months creating workouts for six mortgages, three adjustable first morgages with countrywide loans at ten percent, + three second morgages also originating with Countrywide at even higher rates, I was sunk.

I quickly depleated any assets I had and was left with no other choice but to seek relief from the US bankruptcy court in New Hampshire.

In 2007 I was granted my bankruptcy and the bank took back the three properties, liquidated my assets, and with that action I became homeless.

So here I am living in a borrowed RV in New England in the middle of the winter 12 years later and I thought I,d try it all again.

After 10 years of moping around homeless feeling sorry for the mistakes I'd made, I,d try and buy a tiny house to park the old RV and hang my hat indoors for a while.

I tried working on my credit score but with the Bankrupcy and the condition of my proposed tiny house I,m kinda in a cash only spot here.

I know It,s a lot to hope for and maybe even a pipe dream but I had to try one more time before I give up on owning another place to call home.

I'm going to make an offer on this tiny house and I'm hoping that some compassionate caring enlightened individuals, who may remember what that crash did to people like me, will see it in their hearts to give me a little help.

I'm going to rebuild my tiny little brick relic with recycled building materials and help from a couple good friends who are capable of helping me put this place back together. 

When I'm done I'll be stable to extend my hand to others still struggling with homelessness and give back whatever I can.

I'll be posting often and BuddyWalker My best pal and roomate waiting on the tiny house, will be posting too.

Buddy's a little rough around the edges being a dog and all but he can get the point across just fine.

Wish us luck and we thank you all, for any likes, love, shares and retweets that may be able to help us up a bit.

Buddy and I are real easy to find as you can see below.

Again, we both give our deepest heartfelt thanks.

18886512_1489944040.7252_funddescriptionRob VanNorden
dreamakerswork on twitter
Rob VanNorden on Facebook

Buddy Walker aka. LL Cool Bud on Facebook
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Today I spent the day blasting our journey to the masses. I wanna say thanks for all the offline support I've been receiving and the donations of building materials that's coming along with the well wishers.
I don't think I could pull this off without all the help. THANK YOU ALL!
and Buddy Walker thanks you too;
Buddy Walker Ad Hocker
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I'm here to post an update for Rob. He told me to thank you all for your help and show everybody my handsome face so they'd know who they're helping out.

I guess he figures I got an honest mug but I think my nose is a little bit too long and my eyes are a slight bit different from each other.

Anyway I just want to thank any and all of the caring compassionate and loving intelligent people that find there way to this site and understand the importance of the homeless issue.

Me and Rob can get by, we have a lot of friends and even though we live in an RV right now, soon we're gonna have a tiny house to call home, one way or another.

Rob said that once we get in our new tiny home, that's when the real work will start.

He's put on the dreamakerswork thinking cap again, (its really just one of those poker visors) and set up a brand new organization called;

Our hope is that we can start giving back immediately for the outpouring of help we're receiving on this campaign. both online and off.

Here's the URL for the new site; www.gofundme.com/heroforthehomeless

I'm personally, along with Rob, (dreamaker) inviting you to continue the hard fought battle to end homelessness.

Great to see you and thanks again for being a #heroforthehomeless and God Bless
Hello I'm BuddyWalker please call me Bud
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So happy and grateful to have our first donation. I'd like to say thank you again to Jeff Long for becoming the first person to come along on this endeavor of ours.

I'll be making constant updates when the project moves along and i'm hoping to have a slew of curious interested compassionate individuals such as yourself coming on board and following.

Buddy and I are going to rebuild this tiny brick house and we'd love to have you follow along as we make it into home.

We'll walk through the whole process with our friends and followers, from the purchase of the property, to the day we move in.

Video's will follow the entire rebuilding process with daily updates until we're home. These video's will be posted to social media and blogs using relative Adsense advertising and commissions from Amazon product sales to help pay the bills once we're in.

Maybe you're curious folks who want to know how to rebuild a relic of a house.

Maybe you just have to see if we can do it. Either way Thanks for reading this far and we hope you'll follow along.

If you believe in good Kharma and can help us along thank you. If not, then please help us by sharing, tweeting, Google+ us. Like us love us blog about us or just yell it out.

Please just tag along and I promise you it won't be boring.

Thanks and God Bless
Rob and Buddy
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I will be rebuilding this tiny house myself with mostly reclaimed building materials Starting with the roof and working my way down.

We'll be posting photo's and video so anyone can follow the rescue as I go.

Once the roof is repaired, I'll be taking my time and doing video's on diy sites to try and earn advertising money to help finish the rebuild.

I hope to get a great group of engaging people to follow along.

By the way the pic below is Buddy Walker. Bud's the best pal I could ask for. He'll be hanging out with me and starring in all the videos, he's a real ham.

That's it for now hopefully we'll see you at the housewarming party. (hint; check out our rewards)
Me and bud share a 21 ft. camper for now
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Raised by 10 people in 17 months
Created March 14, 2017
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George McCarthy
16 months ago

Great Project... I'm pretty handy and not afraid to swing a hammer...if and when you need a hand with something

Paul Normandin
16 months ago

I hope you reach your goal. I'm pretty handy and have tools if you need a hand! Good luck.

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