Here's what's been going on....
TWITTER! - We've moved over to twitter for updates. Follow the progress here!
2/7/09 - Over half, we're now at 54%! Way to go!
1/25/09 - Almost at 40%, we're up to 38% on house 11.
1/21/09 - Today we hit 33%, let's keep it up! Also, check out the 'Echelon House' video on the Useful Links page.
1/16/09 - The merch sale started this past weekend, and goes until Feb 1st. Don't forget to pre-order! Also, the 'Dutch House' is now formally up on the site, thanks to HFH in the UK. So...house # 11 is at 29%!
1/7/09 - Almost a quarter of the way there, we're at 21%.
1/6/09 - Up we go, already at 17%!
1/1/09 - Happy New Year everyone! We rang in the new year with 11%.
12/26/08 - Already we have a good start on house #10 with 7%!
12/24/08 - Happy Holidays from Mars! 30 Seconds to Mars mentions the project in their holiday email...
"Favorite Human Initiative: Repairing a home for Habitat for Humanity, alongside a handful of our echelon brothers and sisters who bid so generously that H4H was able to fund a second US build...only to later find out that everyone had organized the funding of additional builds (9+ "Houses the Echelon Built" so far
Favorite Charities: Habitat for Humanity, NRDC, Sierra Club and WWF"
12/17/08 - WE DID IT!!! Beating our New Year's target of house completion, we finished both House #9 as well as the Dutch house today! Fittingly, this is our 6 month anniversary of the Echelon House project. Well done everyone!
12/16/08 - Got a couple more percent today, finishing at 89%
12/14/08 - Onward ho, we're at 84% of house #9. We can do it!
12/7/08 - Getting there, one step at a time! We're at 79% now.
12/4/08 - Have been moving up quite a bit, we're now at 72%!
12/3/08 - Donations keep on coming- now we're at 63%.
11/24/08 - Moved up another couple of percentage points to land on 54%.
11/20/08 - Halfway there! Now at 50% of house #9.
11/18/08 - Thanks to a giant donation, we're now at 47%!!
11/17/08 - On we go to another house, and we're already at 7% of house #9.
11/15/08 - WE DID IT!!!! House #8 is DONE! Amazing work everyone. Thanks to all who have touched this project in any way - together we can do great things.
11/14/08 - 90% complete, only 10% to go. We're almost there!
11/13/08 - Only 20% left to go now...getting closer!
11/11/08 - Getting closer! Now we're at 70% of house #8. We were also featured in the HFH Autumn newsletter, which you can see here.
11/05/08 - Already to 61%, let's keep it going and make our deadline of Nov 21.
11/02/08 - Halfway there! We can do it, let's get that 100% on house #8.
11/01/08 - The dogtags are a huge hit, and we're up to 39% on house #8!
10/31/08 - Our new HFH logo was revealed today on the HFH dogtags, helping propel us up to 17% on house #8!
10/29/08 - ALL DONE!!! House #7 was completed today, way to go! On to house #8, already up to 3%.
10/28/08 - Almost there, we're now at 91%.
10/26/08 - Making progress still- we're up to 86%.
10/22/08 - A huge jump the last couple days, and we're now at 79%.
10/19/08 - More donations today, and we're up to 63%. Go house #7! Also, don't forget to add our new myspace!! Check it out here or in the useful links section.
10/16/08 - Up, up, up! 57% today on our house #7.
10/13/08 - Almost halfway, we're at 46% now. Gooooooo house!!
9/30/08 - A flurry of activity today, and we're at 31% on house #7. Go house!
9/24/08 - Starting off strong, we've already hit 14% as of today on house #7.
9/20/08 - A very quick climb, and house #6 is COMPLETE! Well done everyone. Today we also started the HFH CARD initiative, which has received a great response so far.
9/16/08 - Not much more to go now- we hit 84% today.
9/15/08 - Passed the 3/4 mark at 77% of house #6!
9/11/08 - Moved up a couple more percentage points to finish off the day at 59%.
9/7/08 - Today we hit 51%, with the help of a lot of sales. Check out the Portugese Echelon's build in the messageboard thread!
9/1/08 - Already off to a great start, we hit 14% today on house #6.
8/29/08 - We DID IT! House #5 is finished, and we've already got a start on house #6. We finished this one in under a month, way to go!
8/28/08 - We're being watched! The band sends out an update on our houses in the news section of abeautifullie.org.
8/27/08 - House #5 is going strong, hitting 88% today. Amazing work.
8/25/08 - All the way up to 75% today...we're almost there on house #5!
8/21/08 - Almost to 50% already, as we went up to 44% today. Lots of stuff on the sale page, and lots of stuff being sold!
8/12/08 - House #5 is on the move, with 30% being hit today. Donations for the sale page are still coming in strong, so make sure to check them out. We also got another certificate for house #4, and the letter from HFH for Houses 1-3 has been put up.
7/31/08 - House #4 is complete, and we've started house #5!! 44 days later, 4 houses built. Incredible. We also received a certificate from HFH for our first 3 houses- check it out here.
7/27/08 - Today we hit the 80% mark on house #4 - we'll be working on house #5 soon.
7/21/08 - Already over 50%, and nearing 60! Hit 59% today on house #4.
7/17/08 - Happy one month birthday, house! Today marks a month since we began this project. 3 houses done, and house #4 hit 42% today. Way to go everyone!
7/13/08 - Hit 35% today, and our first sale has been completed. Our project is still getting more mentions, check it out here.
7/9/08 - Hit 27% today, and the % issue has been corrected, so what you see on the donation site is now correct. Thanks, HFH!
7/7/08- Up to 22% today, and a bunch of stuff added to the 'sale' page!
7/6/08- The site is up and ready to go! We're currently working our way towards finishing house #4.
7/5/08- Up to 11% today. And there's a large project on the way, stay tuned...
7/4/08- We did it!!! House #4 is on its way now at 4%.
7/3/08- Almost, ALMOST there...only about 23 pounds left to go before house #3 is here to stay. You should all be very proud of yourselves for this incredible effort.
7/2/08- House #3 is almost there! We shot up to 83% today, so just 17% more and we're onto house #4.
7/1/08- Made it all the way up to 66% today! Good work everyone.
I also received some encouraging news through the grapevine about the people at HopeBuilders. I guess they're so overwhelmed by our support that they keep refreshing our page to see how we're doing!
6/30/08 - Hit (and passed) the halfway mark today, we're sitting at 54% as of right now, and have over 300 facebook group members!
Also, our project got some more press today in the article about the band's Habitat Build! Awesome stuff, read it here under 'Press Release'.
6/29/08- Already to 44%, so we're almost half way there. Go house, go!
6/28/08- We moved up another couple percent today, ending the day at 34% of house #3...and more is coming. Some wonderful teamwork stories as well, I'm so happy to see that.
6/27/08- Today we hit 29% of House #3. That's huge! Getting good responses from people regarding coworkers and friends as well. Look out for Echelon Chile who is meeting tomorrow to round up donations. They even got some press for the event!
Check it out... (you can use babelfish as a translator)
6/26/08- We're onto HOUSE #3!!! House #2 is complete, and we're not anywhere close to stopping.
6/24/08- HOUSE #2 is ON THE GO!!!!!!!!! Congrats everyone, our first house is complete! Thank you to all who have been donating, creating, and promoting this project. Special thanks also goes to the Thirty Seconds to Mars boys, who graciously (and surprisingly!) mentioned this project and provided a link in their blog and their website news to help us out. Our second house is now on the go, we're up to 12% already, with big plans in store. Check out what the band said at their page.
6/22/08- We hit 74% today. As you can see, some of the MarsKids are helping out too!
6/21/08- We hit 70% today, and we have some new banners and graphics in the photobucket account as well!
6/20/08- Ladies and gents, we are now up to 59% on day three. That's right. Day THREE. Keep it up!
6/19/08: Amazing work, our house is now up to 38% on day two. Plans are being made from Echelon all over the world to help out this cause.
6/18/08: Our house is now up to 23% on the first day! Thanks so very much to all the contributors, let's keep it coming. I've received wonderful notes from street team leaders as well who are planning stuff for their areas.
6/17/08: Our house has just been started, and we're already getting donations. Way to go Echelon! Visit the this page to find out how you can also get involved in Habitat for Humanity builds in your area.