TECHO Building Trips are experiences like no other. A community of hands-on families building houses and human connections. Being there with the people you are helping, working side-by-side, and living a mind-blowing human experience.
You come on a building trip thinking you are building a home, but you’ll be surprised to find much more than that. You’ll build bonds with the families you are helping as you build together. You’ll share stories as you are sharing a meal. You’ll build character as you encounter difficulties along the way but get through them. You’ll use every muscle in your body, and yet, excitement is the only thing you’ll feel.
We make these trips to connect donors directly to the families their donations are helping. You get to experience a life change firsthand and bring back indescribable memories.
Once you RSVP, we will email you detailed information on how to process the donation, and book airfare and hotel to secure your spot!
WHAT ARE BUILDING TRIPS? A 4-day weekend where volunteers from outside of Latin America help build transitional houses
together with the beneficiary family and local volunteers.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A BUILDING TRIP? It takes two full days to build each transitional house. During the day, volunteers spend time
building the transitional house with the family that will receive it. They will also have lunch
HOW MANY VOLUNTEERS BUILD A HOUSE?
Teams consisting of 8-10 volunteers, together with the family that will receive the house
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
have a TECHO staff member/ permanent volunteer as a guide. Just be ready to work as a team.
IS THERE A COST TO ATTEND THE BUILDING TRIP? We ask for a $1,000 donation for the Building Trip experience. The donation can be done as a one-time or can be a fundraiser. RSVP for more details.
WHAT DOES THE DONATION INCLUDE? The donation includes: • A commitment to support TECHO’s mission • The materials and tools needed to build the house • Transportation to and from the hotel (designated by TECHO) to the community • Lunch and snacks during the TECHO activity days Additional costs not covered: • Airfare and transportation from/to the airport • Hotel reservation • Additional snacks
IS IT SAFE FOR MY FAMILY AND I TO VISIT AND WORK IN THE COMMUNITY? Yes, it is. TECHO builds transitional houses in communities where our team has a long history of working
in that area and residents are very familiar with our presence there. TECHO has built over 131,000
transitional houses with over 1.4 MM volunteers, our goal is to work with communities that are involved in
the whole process and that comply with key things. One of them is ensuring the safety of our volunteers.