Category Archive: Habitat for Humanity

Rehabbing Houses with Bayou Area Habitat for Humanity

Our 2 weeks at Bayou Area Habitat for Humanity was spent rehabbing existing Habitat houses in order to prepare them for re-sale to new partner families. Though Tom had been here twice in… Continue reading

Changing My Story: Week 5 at Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity

In our last week of building with Mesilla Valley Tom and I mostly worked on more shingling: finishing up Cindy’s house while helping to get paper on Amorette’s roof. The goal had been… Continue reading

Week 4 at Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity

This post summarizing our fourth week at Habitat for Humanity will be a bit shorter than my previous weekly posts for 2 reasons: 1) a significant amount of what got accomplished has already… Continue reading

Week 3 at Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity

My third week at Mesilla Valley Habitat allowed me to witness some amazing progress. Pete, the Construction Supervisor, had laid out the slab, marking where walls, doors, windows, etc. go so right away… Continue reading

Week 2 at Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity and a Care-a-Vanner Thanksgiving

Note: This post is a fairly detailed recounting of our second week of building in Mesilla Valley that includes some explanations of the ongoing projects so if you missed my post on Week… Continue reading

Back Building at Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity: Week 1

For most of the 3 and a half years I’ve been writing this blog I’ve been a couple months behind in posting but I’ve recently caught up which puts me in a unique… Continue reading

Tri-County Habitat for Humanity, Walla Walla, Washington

Our 2 week build in Walla Walla was a wonderful experience. To begin, we were working on a house with an awesome partner family: Dakota, Aleesha, and their 3-year old twins Karsyn and… Continue reading

Gallatin Valley Habitat for Humanity

Our 2 weeks building with Gallatin Valley Habitat in the town of West Yellowstone, Montana was a very unique experience for Tom and I, both challenging and incredibly rewarding. Beginning with the wonderful… Continue reading

Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity

Our experience building in Santa Fe was truly wonderful. Working alongside multiple homeowners, a core group of dedicated and knowledgeable local volunteers, fellow Care-a-Vanners, and the amazing crew at Santa Fe Habitat was… Continue reading

Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity 2016, Part 2

As amazing as the organization is and as much as I believe in the mission, it’s truly the people involved with Habitat that make it so wonderful: all the homeowners, Paula and Maria… Continue reading