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Corvallis, Oregon

August 3, 2013 to August 11, 2013

About the Build
If you are interested in a fantastic outdoor adventure, then Corvallis, Oregon, is the place for you! Besides building with Habitat for Humanity, the team will be hiking, sightseeing, and exploring areas with thundering waterfalls, as well as spending a day on the gorgeous Oregon coast.

Day 1: Saturday, August 3 – Arrive at the Portland airport; team stays overnight at hotel nearby (double occupancy), have informal meal with team.
Day 2: Sunday, August 4 – Ride in rented van to Corvallis; Orientation; hike at Silver Falls.
Day 3: Monday, August 5 – Build and local sightseeing.
Day 4: Tuesday, August 6 – Build and local sightseeing.
Day 5: Wednesday, August 7 – Build; explore and hike to the highest point in the coast range, Mary’s Peak.
Day 6: Thursday, August 8 – Day trip to the Oregon coast.
Day 7: Friday, August 9 – Build and local sightseeing.
Day 8: Saturday, August 10 – Build and farewell dinner.
Day 9: Sunday, August 11 – Departure: Breakfast, then leave Corvallis in rented van by 7 a.m. to return to airport. Flights should not be slated before 11 a.m.

While working in Corvallis, the team will stay in a dorm facility at Oregon State University with two persons to a room and a common bathroom.  Meals will be provided by the community or eaten at a restaurant. 

Trip cost
(For more details about what is included in this cost, visit Global Village trip cost.)

This price includes lodging, food, ground transportation, cultural tours, traveler’s medical insurance, orientation materials and a donation to Benton Habitat for Humanity. The team leader will pick team members up at the Portland Airport and will be responsible for driving them in rented van to Corvallis the next day (and back to Portland for departure flights.)

Team Leader 
Gary Haberlan lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where he is employed part-time as a pharmacist at the Yampa Valley Medical Center. Gary is married to his wife Dot, has a daughter named Katie and two golden retrievers which complete the family unit. He has participated in several previous Habitat builds in Colorado, Mississippi, South Dakota, South Carolina and the Dominican Republic, and he successfully led the inaugural Global Village team to Asheville, N.C., in 2012. Gary will be looking to find a group of positive, flexible and dedicated individuals who value combining hard work with a relaxed post work environment. Gary can be contacted at

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