WHAT HAPPENS DURING A BUILDING TRIP?
Local and international volunteers become one through service with the goal to build a transitional home in two days, with and for a deserving family. All volunteers and the beneficiary family will have lunch together, and will have an opportunity to get to know each other.
The minimum donation to join a building trip is one transitional house.
The standard price of a home to join a build is $3,800. The prices of the transitional homes vary country by country- as we buy the materials locally and the expenses for logistics vary. However, with the difference collected you will be supporting the sustainability of our programs in countries that needed it the most.
The cost includes:
Additional costs not covered:
Max number of participants: 10 per home.
CAN CHILDREN GO ON A BUILDING TRIP?
Yes, please note the following:
WHERE WOULD WE BE SLEEPING?
The logistics vary on each building trip. Sometimes we stay at the community (for one or two nights), or we stay at a hotel. The details will be found on the fundraising page for the build.
IS IT SAFE FOR MY FAMILY AND I TO VISIT AND WORK IN THE COMMUNITY?
Yes, TECHO builds in communities where our team has a history working in the area and residents are very familiar with our presence there. TECHO has built over 115,000+ houses with over 1MM volunteers.
To maintain this safety, it is very important to follow these recommendations:
We are available at any time to talk with you about questions or concerns that you may have before the trip.
There will be no public nor special restrooms at the building site. Volunteers will share the bathroom that the beneficiary families own and use on a daily basis.
HOW LONG IS THE BUILDING TRIP?
4 days: 2 days of travel & 2 days of construction.
*** The build days may vary. Please make sure to review the build dates on the fundraising build page.
First day: Arrival to the country & the community
Second & third day: Construction days
Fourth day: Head back home
CAN I BUILD A HOUSE IF I DON’T HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE?
Yes you can! Houses are prefabricated and easy to build. Each team building a transitional house will not only have a TECHO staff member as a guide but will also have manuals with instructions. Just be ready to work as a team.
We need to confirm your participation 2 months in advance, and we need to receive the funds a month before the build.
** Please note that if you are interested of organizing a personalized building trip, setting your own date, with a minimum of a 5 home build, the funds should be received 2.5 months in advance.