Work days, typically on two adjacent Saturdays, twice a year — in the Fall and in the Spring — are an occasion for the community to tackle and complete larger tasks that benefit from coordinated mass labor. Tasks this Fall ranged from weeding garden beds, putting the hoses away for the winter, various maintenance tasks in the Common house including touch-up painting, improving the stairs on the kids’ room loft, deep cleaning the kitchen, polishing the Marmoleum floor to more ambitious projects like installing a staircase up a hill (click the picture for the full album):
building stairs Fall 2006 work day Great Oak 2006 Fall Work day completed staircase

to Laura and Keith’s fantastic handiwork of staining the concrete in the Common House foyer:

Great Oak 2006 Fall work day concrete staining Great Oak 2006 Fall Work day completed concrete stain

A majority of the adults in the community participated over the two work days and the sense of accomplishment is palpable and tangible!