What are Habitat houses like in North America?
Simple and decent
Most U.S. and Canadian Habitat houses share the following characteristics:
- Living space of about 1,000 square feet (exact size depends on number of bedrooms).
- One bathroom.
- Covered primary entrance.
- Doorways are 3 feet wide and hallways are 3 feet 4 inches wide to allow wheelchair access.
While all Habitat houses share similar design features, the differences in climate and construction techniques ensure ample individuality. Additionally, homeowners are given opportunities to customize their homes.
- Find your local Habitat for Humanity
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- Where we build
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