Trip cost: US$1,565
When you join this trip, you’ll visit one of the most beautiful destinations in the United States and help a family obtain a safe, decent and affordable home.
On this trip, you’ll spend a busy week working on new home construction or a critical home repair. Work may involve framing, siding installation, flooring, installing cabinets, painting and more! You’ll dine on authentic Hawaiian food, visit the royal Kō’ie’ie Fishpond restoration project for a day of cultural learning and working, and discover firsthand the beauty of Hawaii’s beaches. Your group will stay together at a local church and dine out a local restaurants or cook meals together with free time in the evenings.
Join this trip if you want to serve families in an area facing one of the most severe shortages of affordable housing access in the United States. You’ll be immersed in Hawaiian culture and learn how tourism and a high cost of living are barriers to homeowners achieving strength, stability and independence in Maui.
Your trip itinerary
- Sunday: Arrive. Join us in Maui, Hawaii, where you’ll meet up with your team. You’ll meet Habitat’s staff and learn more about our work in the area while enjoying a delicious welcome meal.
- Monday and Tuesday: Build. The team will start construction activities, stopping for breaks and lunch each day. Excursions, rest and reflection time will follow in the evenings.
- Wednesday: Explore. Discover all that the island has to offer with a day off from build activities.
- Thursday: Build. Help with the restoration of a local, traditional fish pond.
- Friday and Saturday: Build. Return to the build site. Excursions, rest and reflection time will follow in the evenings with a farewell team dinner Saturday night.
- Sunday: Goodbyes. Continue your journey in Maui independently or head home.
Leading this team
Krystal Matichak is a history teacher in Atlanta, Georgia. She is married with two kids and two dogs and this will be her seventh build. Her fondest Global Village memories are of watching the team interact with future homeowners and the community. The realization that people living all over the world have extremely different lifestyles and culture, yet we are all human and have the same needs in life is humbling every single build. It reminds her how small the world really is.