Dec. 28-Jan. 4: Travel to a new country and learn how housing needs differ around the globe!
Trip cost: US$2,190
Join this trip and help build safe, affordable housing while immersing yourself in a rich culture!
With 16% of the population living below the national poverty line, houses in Thailand are often built improperly with limited resources, resulting in unsafe, unhygienic living conditions. Habitat for Humanity Thailand partners with future homeowners and the community to build family friendly, one-story homes with separate living areas, a toilet and washing area.
You’ll be staying in double-occupancy rooms at a nearby hotel where breakfast and dinner will be served. A Thai-styled lunch will be provided on the build site. Work site tasks typically include moving dirt, filling in the ground beam, mixing cement, laying bricks or diffing septic tank holes. Off the build site, you’ll have the opportunity visit beautiful beaches, go island-hopping, visit fruit farms and sample local fruit or visit temples and the old town in Bangkok.
- Saturday: Welcome. Arrive in Bangkok where Habitat staff will greet you at the airport and take you to meet your team. You’ll enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow volunteers and learn more about Habitat’s work in the area.
- Sunday: Explore. Learn more about the culture, interact with the local community, enjoy cultural activities and explore the city.
- Monday-Thursday: Build. Spend the day on the build site breaking for lunch, snacks and water throughout the day. You’ll have free time and team activities in the evenings.
- Friday: Celebrate. Spend the morning working on the build site before enjoying a farewell ceremony celebrating the week’s accomplishments.
- Saturday: Goodbyes. Your journey in Thailand may continue independently, or you may depart for home.
Please note that while our itineraries begin with arrival day in country, some locations require additional days for travel.
Leading this team
Tricia Vos lives in Boston, and when she's not traveling or volunteering, she works part-time as a consultant in the field of medical chemistry. She took her first Global Village trip in 2012 and was immediately hooked! Tricia began leading teams in 2013 because she wanted to share her love of the Global Village program with others. On each trip, she strives to ensure that everyone has a positive experience and ends the week feeling like they're a part of something big! She has now led more than 20 previous Global Village teams and can't wait to share this experience with you.