We just had an amazing first build in Pitman, NJ. There was amazing turnout - there were 16 volunteers - who all showed up bright and early, no less, to drive over to Pitman for a morning of hard work.
Because we had so many people, the Pitman coordinators accommodated us in two houses (thanks!). One of the houses was pretty much done in terms of work, so about 6 students stayed behind to help paint, sand, and clean up. It's a beautiful house, by the way - apologies for forgetting pictures. Oops.
The other students went over to a half-completed, restoration house. Basically, a bank foreclosed on the house, but the house was in pretty bad condition and remained unoccupied, so the bank generously donated it to Habitat for Humanity! Instead of tearing down the entire house, Habitat decided to selectively restore the unpleasant parts. So our work included tearing out old windows and unnecessary stuff. Two of the volunteers basically became expert window removers, a couple of us used a sledgehammer for the first time, and one of us got horribly wet within the first five minutes. All in a day's work!
Fortunately, I did take two (poor quality) photos of this house…
Some students bravely volunteered to tear out stuff on the roof: