Asheville, North Carolina
Trip cost: US$1,530
Join us as we travel to the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, where we will work alongside future homeowners to build safe, affordable homes.
On this trip, you’ll spend a busy week helping with new home construction or repairs to existing homes. Some of our tasks will include framing, finishing and painting. You'll learn more about how Habitat Asheville is providing holistic housing solutions to residents and improving communities through neighborhood revitalization.
While you’re in Asheville, you’ll experience the unique style of this mountain town while learning more about the local economy and how it affects access to affordable housing
You’ll stay together with your team in mountain cabins with shared rooms and bathrooms. You’ll cook meals together as a team and explore local restaurants.
- Sunday: Welcome. Grab your packed bags and arrive in Asheville to meet the rest of your team.
- Monday: Explore. Along with your team, check out Asheville and the unique treasures that surround the area.
- Tuesday: Learn and build. Habitat staff will explain about their work in Asheville and provide a tour of the ReStore. You'll hit the build site and get started on the week's project.
- Wednesday-Saturday: Build. Work for the day on the build site and enjoy rest, reflection and dinner time as a team in the evenings. On Thursday, you'll share dinner with the homeowners, and on Saturday, you'll have a celebratory dinner as a team.
- Sunday: Goodbyes. You may continue journey in Asheville independently or head back home.
Leading this team
Melissa Banks will lead this team to Asheville and would love to tell you more about the experience!
When asked why she's eager to lead another team to Asheville, Melissa shared, "One of the reasons I love leading Global Village teams is to be able to bring together a group of people in order to change someone's life by helping them have a safe and decent place to live. One of my favorite memories from a Global Village trip was helping a homeowner set the roof trusses on her new home."